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Two Paladin Clients Among HBS Dealer’s Top Women in Hardware

by Brian Bullock | July 28, 2023

Each year, HBS Dealer recognizes its Top Women in Hardware and Building Industry. They are highlighted both in the magazine and at a gathering which this year is November 15-16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk.

Among the 48 chosen as Rising Stars and 53 selected for Business Excellence from hundreds of nominations, two honorees are part of the Paladin family. Mary Borrelli is an assistant manager at Montana Ace and Kelly Brown is the owner of Dacus Hardware in Tennessee.

The Rising Stars category recognizes talented professionals with the potential to make a significant positive difference within their company and within the industry for years to come. The Business Excellence awards recognize leaders who have demonstrated achievement, growth and success in the industry. It also cites their dedication to continuing education and community service, and how they inspire their employees to follow a similar path.

Mary helps manage Montana Ace’s Eastgate store. Montana Ace has been with Paladin since 2010 and has an impressive operation spanning six stores throughout northeast Montana.

Kelly Brown, owner, Dacus Hardware, which has locations in Johnsonville and Waverly, Tennessee. Dacus Hardware has been serving the good folks of Humphrey’s County since 1972. The Waverly store was voted a News-Democrat Reader’s Choice award for best hardware store earlier this year.

Dacus Hardware joined the Paladin family in 2019. Read more

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