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September 10, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — Doug Miller has taken the reins of Handy Hardware at a critical juncture. The last several months have seen the failure of a distribution center, bankruptcy proceedings, loss of member equity and a private equity takeover.

Into the fray jumps Miller, an executive who grew up in the hardware business (his dad owned a store) and never left it. Miller retired from Spokane, Wash.-based Jensen Distribution at the end of last year, and came out of retirement to lead Handy.

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. 

January 3, 2012

Intermountain Supply, a roofing distributor with branches in Seattle and Spokane, Wash., has been acquired by Roofing Supply Group, one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing supplies and related materials in the United States. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Founded in 1995, Intermountain Supply is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, a private equity investment firm.

September 19, 2010

In the spirit of the old time general stores, Spokane, Wash.-based The General Store is...

May 6, 2008

Potlatch becomes the fourth oriented strand board producer to exit a federal class action lawsuit...

August 29, 2007

Columbia, which manufactures architectural coatings and operates 41 company-owned stores in the West and Northwest...

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