E&H Hardware acquires Bucyrus True Value
E&H Hardware Group is acquiring Bucyrus True Value located in Bucyrus, Ohio.
The hardware store will close on Dec. 30th and reopen under the banner of E&H Ace Hardware on Jan. 2, 2018, according to E&H Hardware.
Bucyrus True Value was purchased by the Campbell family from Gene Bianchi in 1994. Since that time, the family nearly tripled the size of the store and its number of employees. Over the years, all four Campbell children and two grandchildren have worked in the business.
“We want to thank all our past and present employees, as well as our faithful customers that have supported us through the years. It’s been a fun journey but we are excited for the next chapter as the Buehler family takes ownership and continues to improve the business for years to come,” current owner Rose Campbell said in a press release issued by E&H Hardware Group.
All employees of Bucyrus True Value will be offered the opportunity to work for E&H Hardware Group in the current location when ownership is transferred, the companies said.
E&H Ace Hardware also said it will continue to offer a wide selection of products and services from its lumber yard, hardware store, and small engine repair shop that will continue to focus on Husqvarna power equipment.
“Rosie and her team have served the customers of Bucyrus for many years. We look forward to joining the local Bucyrus community as we strive to maintain the tradition of a family-owned hardware in the heart of town,” stated Scott Buehler, president and chief operating officer of E&H Hardware Group.
E&H Hardware Group is a wholly-owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, Ohio. The organization operates 22 hardware locations in Ohio.
Hardware store inspires country musician
Up-and-coming country-music performer Casey Clark from North Carolina is no stranger to Buffalo Shoals Do it Best, which has played a role in the artist’s creative process.
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Small Business Saturday is around the corner
The Independent We Stand organization is at it again, promoting small businesses. The nationwide movement of independent small business owners has created an app to help consumers shop on Small Business Saturday, coming up Nov. 25.
“Our goal is for small businesses to come out on top after the holiday shopping season,” said Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “To do that, we make consumer access to small businesses convenient and easy through this app, that way shoppers can support their favorite businesses and in turn, their communities, not just on Small Business Saturday but year-round.”
Each year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, consumers make a positive impact on their communities by shopping small in their neighborhoods and the numbers show it:
• In 2016, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, marking a 13 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
• This year, the National Retail Federation forecasts a 3.6 to 4-percent increase in holiday retail sales.
With the new app. Consumers now have a convenient way to make shopping small even easier. The Independent We Stand Buy Local app turns mobile devices into small business store finders. The app is designed to enhance the user experience by helping shoppers discover unique locally owned shops and restaurants, read helpful reviews and recommendations and look for local events, concerts and festivals, among other things.
The Buy Local app filters out big box stores and delivers millions of locally owned listings nationwide and is available for both Android and Apple devices.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com or IndependentWeStand.org. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by Stihl Inc. Associate sponsors include PPG Pittsburgh Paints and Do it Best Corp.