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S.W. Collins Co. Plans for Sixth Generation and Beyond

S.W. Collins Co.

For nearly two centuries, S.W. Collins Co. has served northern Maine, providing community members with products and services they’ve needed over the years. Whether it’s selling supplies to build houses following World War II, growing potatoes for nearby communities or …

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Beloved Store Cat Returned to Granby Ace Hardware

Every morning at Granby Ace Hardware in Granby, Colorado, Morris the cat takes on pest duty, ridding the hardware store and the neighboring buildings of mice and other vermin. Morris is more than just an employee serving the customers of …

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Fired Up to Help: Retailer Supports Fire Department in a Big Way

October Checkouts

Each year, the Sugar Creek Fire Department hosts a Fire Protection and Life Safety Open House. And every year since 2007, Rob Walker, owner of New Palestine Hardware in New Palestine, Indiana, serves as a major backer for the event. …

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Hanging Up His Helpful Hat: Miner’s Ace Hardware Employee Retires After 66 Years

It was 1956 when brothers Lee and Glen Miner opened Miner’s Ace Hardware and Wally Lewis became their first employee. After 66 years of loyal service to the company, Lewis retired at 95 years old. Miner’s Ace Hardware now has …

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Engaging With Young Entrepreneurs

Tecumseh Home Hardware

Sitting in the front of the parking lot of Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center Store in Tecumseh, Ontario, is a hot dog stand that offers an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to test out the waters of owning a small business. …

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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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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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Door County Hardware Sells Local Teenager’s Creations

Lilly Cihlar and Amy Austad LaBott of Door County Hardware

When an employee at Door County Hardware started creating her own sculpture pieces, owner Amy Austad LaBott knew they would be a great addition to the store’s outdoor department. 15-year-old Lilly Cihlar took welding classes at her high school and …

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