June 19, 2013

Las Vegas — Ray Griffith kicked off the Golden Hammer retail awards presentation with a joke: "Does everyone have an hour? I have a long speech." He got an even bigger laugh when he called out a moderator for his use of the word "entertainment" to describe the panel discussion.

But the concepts that Griffith and the other retail honorees shared during the 29th Golden Hammer Awards ceremony held here during the National Hardware Show contained a serious tone as hardware stores appear to be poised to pounce on a swelling industry recovery.

May 6, 2013

Everybody loves a winner. And there will be plenty on hand for the 29th annual Golden Hammer Awards in Las Vegas May 8.

The breakfast ceremony will honor the best-of-the-best in home improvement, by revealing the Golden Hammer Vendor Award winners in 30 categories

April 10, 2013

Kearney, Neb.-based Builders will accept the 2013 “Tools of the Trade Award” during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

December 16, 2008

The burned-down store will be rebuilt in the Destination True Value format....

August 24, 2008

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August 24, 2008

The cornfields have just sprouted ears throughout eastern Nebraska, a little behind schedule for this...

March 18, 2008

Aurora, Ill.-based Powermate has filed for bankruptcy protection in the district of Delaware and will...