Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc., reports that record participation during its 2016 Fall Dealer Market in Little Rock, Ark. will result in almost $18,000 in contributions to local VFW posts and the VFW Foundation.
“HDW is fortunate and grateful to all veterans who have given so much to our nation and this was a way in which we could support our dealers who in turn supported either their local VFW or the VFW Foundation”, said Kenny Beauvais, HDW President and CEO, “and the majority of the funds we raised for the VFW are going right back to our dealers local communities, right back to help the friends and neighbors of our great HDW dealers.
Beauvais stated that “another plus to this program is the fact that our dealers can leverage this donation by using it in conjunction with the HDW Veterans Day Sale that is a pre-planned retail event that can deliver a local sale event from our dealers to the market that they serve. This sale, the week of November 7 is timed perfectly to take advantage of the great buys we had at the show and to use those to promote our dealer businesses.”
Honoring Americas Veterans was the theme for the weekend, which saw an increase in dealer attendance of 20% over the last HDW market in Little Rock.
“The sincere support and inspiring generosity HDW, Inc. and its dealers have shown the VFW will have a far-reaching impact on the lives of America’s service members, veterans and their families,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy. “On behalf of the VFW’s nearly 1.3 million members, I want to truly thank HDW for supporting our organization and recognizing how vital the VFW mission is.”
Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. is an employee owned company and provides over 1200 independent hardware and lumber yards a complete source for retail products in 9 states. HDW has distribution centers located in Greenwood, Miss. and Shreveport, La. and is a member/owner of Distribution America, the nation’s largest network of independent hardware and paint sundries wholesale distributors.
Source: Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc.