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New Possibilities for Vassar Building Center

mike mackay

Mike MacKay, president of Vassar Building Center in Michigan, is a planner. He scoured his community for new locations to expand his business for many years, but never quite landed on the perfect space at the perfect moment. The company …

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Ace Hardware of Clarkston Offers Hope During COVID-19

Ace Hardware of Clarkston

When Jason Haley heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, he quickly took action. He ordered $40,000 in extra inventory to stock Ace Hardware of Clarkston, his store in Clarkston, Michigan. He assumed supply chain interruptions would make it challenging to keep …

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How Mans Lumber Found Silver Linings in Trying Times

Mans Lumber and Millwork

To reach 120 years of service, Mans Lumber and Millwork president Doug Mans says you have to be able to adapt to changing circumstances, even if it means making difficult decisions in moments of crisis. The family business began as …

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Community Rallies Around Local Independent Business

Literati bookstore

Hardware Retailing is sharing select stories of independent businesses outside the home improvement industry to see how owners are grappling with operational changes amid COVID-19. Read on to discover how one bookseller in Michigan is continuing to forge community connections. …

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