Hardware Retailing

JUL 2017

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July 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 35 W alking into Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, you're likely looking for a tool, a bucket of paint or maybe a new faucet from the plumbing showroom in the back. But if you happened to look above the checkout counter, you'll be able to take a trip back into the past. Just above the counter sits a long row of miniature classic vehicles, from pickup trucks to classic cars to tractors from multiple generations. Sitting alongside the tractors are multiple accessories and trailers used for farming duties through the years. The collection has been a part of the lumberyard's character for years, says manager and owner Steve Snodderley. When the family purchased a piece of farm equipment, they often received a miniature version of their new vehicle. That collection continued to grow as their farm business grew, before they made the move into hardware retailing. "Growing up on a farm and in the store, we just kept picking up the miniatures. It's grown into quite a collection that we've put together, the kinds of vehicles that you just don't see too much of these days," Snodderley says. The collection also shows the endurance of the family-owned store, with many of the vehicles and pieces of equipment stretching back decades. The store has been in the Snodderley family since 1964. UNIQUE DISPLAY A Drive Back in Time The pint-sized replicas of classic cars, pickup trucks and farm equipment on display at Snodderley Lumber remind customers and employees alike of old times. frogtape.com © ShurTech Brands, LLC 2016/65245 Stock The Product That Will Be Leaping Off Your Shelves! FrogTape ® is the only painting tape treated with PaintBlock ® Technology which delivers sharp paint lines the fi rst time, every time. Available in off shelf displays, make sure your store has FrogTape ® stocked so customers can experience the FrogTape ® difference!

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