House-Hasson Hardware has named Paul Thorman to manage the company’s approximately 750,000 combined square feet of warehouses in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Prichard, West Virginia. He will be responsible for warehouse operations and supervision of nearly 300 warehouse employees. House-Hasson currently is operating two daily warehouse loading dock shifts as well as single shifts of stock picking and receiving.
“The hardware store and lumberyard dealers who count on us are the lifeblood of our business, and our warehouses are the heart muscle that pumps to them the products they need for their customers,” says Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson. “Dealer profitability is our goal, and efficient warehouse operations are essential to achieving that goal. Warehouse manager is a critical position, and in Paul we have an excellent leader and manager for our warehouses.”
Thorman previously worked at an apparel distribution center in Alabama. Even with experience, he says COVID-19 has presented new obstacles to meeting customer demand.
“COVID-19 has been one of the biggest challenges in all of my career,” Thorman says. “Keeping our employees safe and doing it the right way is the key to getting through this pandemic.”
House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, serves some 2,500 independent hardware store and lumberyard dealers in 23 states and the Caribbean Basin. Earlier this month, the company announced its traditional in-person January event would take place online Jan. 28-29.