Image of Morris Hardware crew in front of building.

Industry News – October 2023

Sep 27, 2023

Morris Hardware’s Tom Schanken is Golden

Vintage image of the old Morris Hardware

This is how Morris Hardware looked at the turn of the last century.

Image of Tom Schranken

Tom Schranken was honored by Estwing for 50 years of service.

Tom Schanken is the sixth-generation owner of Morris Hardware in McConnelsville, Ohio. He was recently honored by Estwing with a Golden Hammer, signifying 50 years of service in the hardware industry.

Morris Hardware opened in 1845 and is the oldest store in Ohio still owned by the founding family. The business went live with Paladin earlier this year.

Tom was featured along with Gene Kelly, of Kelly’s Ace Hardware in Chelan, Washington, also a Paladin client, and Dave Nordal, of Regina Home Building Centre in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the September edition of Hardware RetailingView post on page 59


David Billman, owner of Clinton HardwareClinton Hardware has Fun with its History

David Billman’s family has owned Clinton Hardware in Clinton, Maryland since 1963  and the business was founded in 1946. David makes sure his store celebrates its history with a little bit of nostalgia and a lot of fun.

His store’s efforts earned the recognition of HBS Dealer, which recently featured Clinton Hardware. David is pictured, left, having fun, as usual, celebrating the Washington Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup victory with his own version of Lord Stanley’s cup.

David has been part of the Paladin family since 2017.

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