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October 18, 2013

During the height of what some call the Great Recession, as the country was struggling to reverse the economic slide, Tom Hardman was looking for positive themes his hardware store could use to project an attitude that said: “We refuse to participate in the recession.”

“I wanted something to lift our employees’ and customers’ attitudes. One was to make them feel that individually they could make a difference,” said Hardman, co-owner of Hardman Supply Co., of Spencer, W. Va.

June 7, 2011

Las Vegas — The retail panel discussion started with customer service and advanced to strategic planning. From there, it detoured at automatic doors — apparently still a novelty in rural Texas — and finished with a somewhat optimistic economic forecast. 


May 1, 2011

The 2011 Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas will include a panel discussion of industry leaders.

February 7, 2011

Todd Rabin, 40, co-owner of Ridgefield Hardware, died on Feb. 5 after a long battle with cancer, according to an obituary in the Ridgefield Press.

Rabin owned the Ridgefield, Conn.. hardware store along with his father, Gerald Rabin. He is survived by his wife and three children.   

October 19, 2008

Hardware store circulars have been part of our nation’s newspapers for generations and are a...