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BTU Do it Center Is Serious About Fire Safety

BTU Do it Center

BTU Do it Center takes community safety seriously, and its annual fire safety event demonstrates that commitment. The store is in Las Vegas, New Mexico—a small rural community located in a heavily wooded area. Forest and grass fires are common. …

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10 Blasts From Hardware Retailing’s Past

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Over more than a century, Hardware Retailing has adapted to the times to help independent retailers like you stay on the forefront of emerging industry trends and technology to find new paths to success. From profiles of enterprising young retailers …

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How I Did It: Began Operating a 24/7 Store

PRO HARDWARE

Trust PRO Hardware in Indianapolis has an unusual claim to fame in the home improvement industry: 24/7 hours. Owner Adam Taylor opened the store in 2012 in a 3,200-square-foot space. Early on, he experimented with operating between 5 a.m. and …

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Umber’s Do it Best Hardware Takes on a Mission

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A local pastor had a tall order for Dave Umber, owner of Umber’s Do it Best Hardware in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The pastor asked Umber to stock his store in three days with enough tornado relief supplies for nearly 300 …

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Middleburgh PRO Hardware Helps a Town Rebuild

heather and rich

In 2018, Middleburgh PRO Hardware received its town’s Business of the Year award, an honor giving tribute to a business with an extraordinary history of supporting its community. Rich and Heather Vilegi, store owners, have never faltered in giving back …

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Kentucky Mine Supply PRO Hardware Supply Taps the Consumer Market

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Change and diversification are key to long-term growth for any company. That’s true even for a company that for the past 100 years has been focused on one segment of the market. Since 1917, Kentucky Mine Supply Co. has sold …

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K+K Veterinary Supply Taps Into PRO Group’s Buying Power

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K+K Veterinary Supply may seem an unlikely partner for a distributor known for hardlines sales. But diversifying into hardware categories is a critical part of the strategy company founder and president Kenny Lipsmeyer is using to create value for his …

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Grandview Lumber Makes a Move Online

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Three years ago, Cliff and Michelle Lewis, owners of Grandview Lumber and PRO Hardware in Grandview, Washington, took a big step forward when they built a new building and multiplied the size of space they have to use. Now, they …

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