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Hardware store in Greensboro gives back

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Ahardware store in Greensboro, N.C., has only been open for about a month, but it has already found a way to give back to its local community, according to the News-Record.com.

The Northern Greensboro Ace Hardware store opened Oct. 5, but by Nov. 9 co-owner Doug Brown was already meeting with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter to discuss donating hand tools to the local cause, according to the article.

Brown used the charity as a way to get the word out about the new store by promising to donate one hand tool for every 10 e-mail addresses signed up for their newsletter. As of the writing of the article, the store had more than 300 addresses added to the list.

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Bosch announces Hammer Drill recall

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Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall on Bosch-branded Hammer Drills that pose a shock hazard.

The drills affected were manufactured in Switzerland and include model numbers HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2-in. 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2.

According to the release, the models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and ground connector failure. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the on position, posing an injury hazard to the user. No accidents or incidents were reported.

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Hardware store owner appointed to City Council

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Sue Roberts, owner of Ace Hardware of Grand Ledge, Mich., has recently been elected to the City Council, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Roberts, who is used to being the go-to person in town for wing nuts, bolts, washers and keys will now serve the town member’s needs for parade permits, zoning change or street repairs, the article said.

Roberts, who took office Nov. 22, ran unopposed to replace Sloan Banfield-Knight who decided not to seek re-election.

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