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July 23, 2013

Pro Hardware, Inc. has recognized the latest recipients of its hardware retailer accolades.

Its annual Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial award went to Kraus Department Store and Pro Hardware of Erie, Pa. Congleton Bros Pro Home Center of Beattyville, Ky., was also a finalist in the category.

Meanwhile, Welches Mountain Building Supply of Welches, Ore., and Dixie Pro Hardware of Montgomery, Ala., took home the Pro Hardware Retailer of the Year awards.

October 26, 2012

The Erie Times-News, Time Warner Cable and other sponsors awarded Kraus Department Store, a PRO Hardware retailer in Erie, Pa., with the "2012 Commitment to Erie" award for businesses with fewer than 25 employees. 

The retailer was honored for its commitment to customers, the region and its employees. The store's slogan is, "If we don't have it, you don't need it."

Kraus, which was one of 115 nominees, has been in business for 126 years. It opened in 1886, one year before Sears.