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March 15, 2013

Houston-based hardlines co-op Handy Hardware Wholesale submitted papers for their much-anticipated plan of reorganization March 6.

The 1,300-member regional co-op filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January. Whether Handy can return to its place as a meaningful and profitable player in the hardware business remains to be seen. This much is certain: What was once $27 million in member equity in Class A and Class B shares has vanished.

August 16, 2012

Handy Hardware Wholesales San Antonio market, Aug. 10 to 12, saw an attendance increase of 11.2% over 2011, the Houston-based hardware co-op reported. 

Handy gave away six Toyota Tundra trucks during the market weekend, and it expects warehouse sales from the event will be at an all-time high, said Mickey Schulte, VP marketing and purchasing.

August 2, 2011

Back in 1961, a group of 13 enterprising hardware retailers pooled together a cool $13,000 to open a warehouse in Houston. 


Their goal was to join together in the collective support of the independent hardware store operator. It’s a concept that continues today at Houston-based Handy Hardware Wholesale, which will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary at its Fall Market later this month in San Antonio.


Much has changed. But much has stayed the same.


November 17, 2010

Houston-based Handy Hardware Wholesale named former Moore-Handley executive Thomas J. Schifanella Jr. as chief financial...

September 18, 2008

“We have resumed all normal delivery schedules and continue to focus on the service to...

September 7, 2008

In San Antonio, a city known for its historic stands, Handy Hardware stood up for...

August 27, 2008

Handy Hardware’s sales are up 7 percent through the first seven months of 2008, including...

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