The roots of Weiders Hardware stretch back, way back, to a time when the Civil War had only ended 14 years earlier. It was in 1879 when Phillip Weider opened his horse-and-harness supply business on Spring Street in downtown Rochester, N.Y. Flash forward to today, with additional Weiders Hardware stores in Honeoye Falls and Brighton, N.Y. Yeah, of course, a lot has changed since the beginning. Back when the business was founded, Rutherford B. Hayes was president and the United States consisted of only 38 states. Henry Ford’s Model T was still three decades in the future, writes Alan Morrell in the Democrat & Chronicle. “It’s been 138 years, consecutive,” said Ned Green, who owns Weiders Hardware. There’s a lot of history here, so buckle up. For the rest of the story, click here. Subscribe for Free The Hardware Connection is a digital magazine targeted to independent hardware/home improvement retailers. It is the only industry magazine designed and distributed solely in electronic format and currently reaches over 63,000 people in the two-step channel. The Hardware Connection publishes four Newsletters each year in addition to eight magazine issues. To sign up yourself or additional staff to a free subscription to receive The Hardware Connection magazine and newsletter in electronic format, please click here. Learn More About the Following Click here to learn about ECi Software Solutions Click here to learn about WD-40 Click here to learn about Hyde Tools Click here to learn about Epicor
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