Ace Hardware Co.

Hardware stores (in a number of countries, "shops"), sometimes known as home improvement stores or DIY stores, sell household hardware for home improvement including: fasteners, hand tools, power tools, keys, locks, hinges, chains, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, cleaning products, housewares, tools, utensils, paint, and lawn and garden products directly to consumers for use at home or for business. Many hardware stores have specialty departments unique to its region or its owner's interests. These departments include hunting and fishing supplies, plants and nursery products, marine and boating supplies, pet food and supplies, farm and ranch supplies including animal feed, swimming pool chemicals, homebrewing supplies and canning supplies. The four largest hardware retailers in the world are The Home Depot, Lowe's (both of the United States), Kingfisher of the United Kingdom, and Obi of Germany. Larger hardware stores may sell small amounts of building supplies including lumber, flooring, roofing materials and fencing. There may be fewer hardware stores in the U.S. now than in years past, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were still 14,300 hardware stores in...
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    Grand Haven Tribune, Mich. 6 days ago
    NORTHWEST OTTAWA COUNTY -- Thousands of local kiddos will be scouring parks, fields and yards this Saturday for brightly-colored eggs. They'll be on the hunt in several locations, including eight public events scheduled by organizations in our area. The Easter ...
  • Elder Glenn, hardware mogul, dies at 86

    Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. 1 week ago
    Elder Grifton Glenn Jr., patriarch of a family that built, acquired and operated 17 Ace Hardware locations in Chattanooga, North Georgia and Knoxville, died Friday at his home. He was 86. Nicknamed "Uncle Bub" by his friends and family, Glenn ...
  • Village Ace Hardware going strong

    Ruidoso News, N.M. 1 week ago
    It's business as usual at Village Ace Hardware. Casteel Martell, widow of recently deceased Marty Martell, owner of the Ruidoso landmark, has taken over the helm. "I just want people to know that things are going to proceed as ...
  • Lathrop entrepreneur takes top challenge prize

    The Record, Stockton, Calif. 3 weeks ago
    Winning a share of the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challengeis a big boost for Nathaniel Montgomery. The Lathrop entrepreneur said it will help him expand sales of his reusable ties through increased production, as well as new advertising and marketing efforts ...
  • Crowder Plaza in Lakewood Ranch shows signs of life

    Bradenton Herald 3 weeks ago
    LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Ace is the place for the Crowder family, owners of Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware stores here and on Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, which also have popular gifts and gadgets shops next door. Ron Crowder, son of John ...
  • In your neighborhood with sidewalk sales

    The Hutchinson News, Kan. 3 weeks ago
    Brightly colored Adirondack chairs stacked in front of Westlake Ace Hardware are evidence spring has arrived. So are the onion sets and strawberry plants next door at Smith's Market. In the coming weeks more items will be added to ...

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