News: Owen – Haselow Hardware (30th Anniversary)
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09 Sep 1965
On page 8 of this issue of The Enterprise is an advertisement offering 50 sensationally low priced specials offered by Haselow Hardware, city, who this week begins observance of their 30th business anniversary in Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).
In recalling the firm’s history, Elmer said that he almost located in Cornell when he was first looking for a business site. Owen eventually proved to be his choice, with the building now housing Mid-State Equipment at the north end of Central avenue, being the business’ first home.
Elmer says, “We’re like the great society, we’ve got something for everyone.” There is more truth than poetry in that statement, and as a result the business demands for space exceeded those available, so a building program developed. It was delayed somewhat because of World War II building restrictions, but finally in 1947 Haselow Hardware occupied its present location on Fifth Street.
Cotter & Co., one of the largest hardware suppliers in the nation, is the source of practically all of their merchandise, supplying more than 1803 store throughout the central and eastern states. The firm is a progressive one, as reflected in their grown of 245 outlets in 1955, as compared with the present day figure.
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