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March 4, 2014

Emery-Waterhouse CEO Steve Frawley anticipates changes now that Ace Hardware has acquired the 170-year-old regional wholesale distributor. Some will be subtle, some substantial, and some as yet unknown. 

The deal, terms of which were not revealed, also marks the beginning of a separation between Portland, Maine-based Emery and Distribution America, the co-operative of nine regional distributors that pool together as a buying group. 

August 19, 2013

San Antonio -- Handy Hardware Wholesale has returned to normalcy -- or pretty close -- after a post-bankruptcy transition from a hardware co-operative to a for-profit wholesale distributor. 

May 16, 2011

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. reported total revenues of $845.0 million in the first quarter, up 2.8% from the same quarter a year ago. 

Merchandise sales to comparable domestic stores increased 2.2% in the first quarter.

Net income for the hardware cooperative declined to $6.8 million, down from $11.8 million in the same quarter last year.

April 18, 2011

New Windsor, N.Y.-based lumber and building material co-operative ENAP has announced its 2011 Building Products Vendors of the Year honorees.

March 17, 2011

Orgill, Distribution America, Ace Hardware, True Value and Lancaster make up the list of co-ops/distributors signed up for the new Buying Desk Program so far, according to organizers of the National Hardware Show.

Independent retailers attending the May 10-12 event in Las Vegas will have instant access to new products introduced at the event  through the show’s new Buying Desk Program. On the flip side, suppliers attending the 2011 event will be able to sell products to independent retailers through their existing co-operative and distributor programs.

January 3, 2011

Russell Kennedy retired as president and CEO of ENAP, the New Windsor, N.Y.-based lumber and building material co-operative.

On an interim basis, CFO Steve Sallah will be acting chief operating officer.

Kennedy led the co-op -- the name is an acronym for "Everybody Needs a Profit" -- for the past five years. In a prepared statement, he pointed to his appreciation to and confidence in the current ENAP team.