Hardware Retailing

MAY 2018

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May 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 159 John Menard's son, Paul, earned $3.25 per hour at about age 10 stapling papers in Menards' accounts receivable department. Source: USA Today, Sept. 14, 2015 incorporated the same year that Walmart and Target started, 1962. Sources: Office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State, company filings Paul Menard drove to victory in the 2011 Brickyard 400 in the NASCAR Cup Series. His win came despite this comment about him from racing champ Tony Stewart: "You can have your father buy a ride and write a big check, but you can't buy talent." Source: ESPN, Aug. 1, 2011 Iowa radio station owner Bob Holtan wrote the lyrics to Menards' " Save Big Money" jingle in the 1970s. Source: City Pages, Jan. 13, 2015, Minneapolis Unlike primary competitors Home Depot and Lowe's, Menards has been a private company since its inception.

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