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Curtis Lumber Hosts Pet Adoption Event

A man holding a puppy

For 12 years, Curtis Lumber, which has 23 locations in New York and Vermont, has hosted PetAPalooza, an adoption event that has placed over 5,000 pets into loving homes since it began. Along with cats and dogs, the event finds …

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New NHPA Chairman Jake Smith Listens to Lead

Jake Smith

Taking a tour of Jared’s Ace Hardware with Jake Smith as the tour guide is a little like a small-town mayor leading a parade down Main Street. Around every corner is another community member with a greeting or a question, …

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Herrick Hardware Has Been a Community Fixture for Over 150 Years

Herrick Hardware

When Henry Foster Herrick took a job as an assistant for Mr. C. Parsons at his general store in the mid-1860s, the village of Southampton, New York, was a quiet shore community made up mostly of farmers and whalers. In …

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The Odom Family Continues the Legacy of Andrews Hardware

Andrews Hardware & Seed Co.

Andrews Hardware & Seed Co. has been serving the community in Chatom, Alabama, for decades and in that time, the store’s growth has been significant. The business is far different from its early days during the Great Depression and World …

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Alger Hardware and Rental Offers a Sweet Extension

Alger Hardware & Rental

When customers of Alger Hardware and Rental are craving a frozen treat, they can stop in at Heights Cream, which opened inside the store in August 2020 and serves hard and soft serve ice cream. The shop occupies just 200 …

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Community Investments Protect Local Amenities

Randy Rich at Rusty Nail Hardware

Randy Rich didn’t aspire to become a hardware retailer, run for mayor or buy a grocery store. But just like his 23-year-long service with the local volunteer fire department, he saw needs and volunteered to help. Rich is the owner …

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Nationwide Program Salutes Military Members

A woman laying graveside wreaths

The Wreaths Across America program remembers fallen U.S. veterans, honors active service members and teaches the value of freedom. Every December, participants lay donated wreaths on the headstones of veterans. Several hardware retailers have made the program a part of …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Mike Brackin

mike brackin

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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