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Wisconsin’s Trilling Hardware Survives and Thrives for More Than 165 Years

Trilling Hardware

When August Trilling, a first-generation German immigrant, opened a general store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in 1850, he had no idea what the future would hold for his business, later named Trilling Hardware. Since its founding, the 167-year-old company has been …

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More Than 160 Years of History at Henne Hardware

Henne Hardware

The store is located on a busy street downtown in New Braunfels, Texas, and it’s unmistakably from another era. If you walk through Henne Hardware’s door, you will see that you can buy the essential hardware products you’d expect of …

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Guiding Businesses Through the Centuries

hardware store

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber ttaber@nrha.org, Kate Klein kklein@nrha.org, and Renee Changnon rchangnon@nrha.org. Independent home improvement retailers have, literally and figuratively, helped build America, and at least one existing operation predates the …

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Illinois Lumber Company’s a-Maze-ing Journey

Maze Lumber

When Peter Loveland heads to work, he knows he’s walking in the footsteps of family members who came before him. Loveland is the fifth generation to manage his family’s home improvement business, Maze Lumber. Founded in Peru, Illinois, in 1848 …

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Ace Hardware Corp. Hires Exec From GameStop

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has hired a GameStop executive to serve in the role of vice president of retail operations and new business. John Tovar was vice president of merchandising for the video gaming and electronics retailer prior to accepting the job …

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Canada’s Home Hardware Names New President

Home Hardware

Canada’s Home Hardware has a new president. The company’s board of directors recently announced that, as of April 16, Terry Davis will serve as president. Davis has served as CEO since 2014, but succeeded Paul Straus as president upon Straus’ …

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Highlighting Independent Retailers Along the Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org On the Road Again Hitting the open road and embarking on a journey is something you have to do at least once in your lifetime. Whether …

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A 360-Degree View of Menards


To view the complete PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Menards is a big-box enigma in the U.S. home improvement industry. Older than Home Depot and smaller than both Home Depot …

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