House-Hasson Hardware Company Expands Through Acquisition

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House-Hasson Hardware Company's recent acquisition of Persinger Supply's consumer products division will extend the company's reach to home improvement retailers in areas of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware Company, which distributes to hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards domestically and internationally, has acquired the consumer products division of the Prichard, W.Va.-based Persinger Supply Company.

Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson, said the acquisition will help House-Hasson further expand its services to home improvement retailers in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

"Persinger Supply's key employees will remain and will operate through House-Hasson Hardware's new Persinger Division," Hasson said, adding that House-Hasson will mirror the company's inventory and services in Persinger's West Virginia distribution center, which will serve as a satellite distribution center for House-Hasson through the new division. House-Hasson also maintains a 350,000-square-foot warehouse at its company headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.

"The best part of the new division is the excellent staff of people," Hasson said. "Vernice Deskins and Beverly Perry, who have both been with Persinger Supply for many years and are well-respected in the industry, will continue to manage day-to-day operations of the Persinger division."

With a customer base of more than 1,200, House-Hasson Hardware (http://www.househasson.com) services independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in a 14-state region. The 101-year-old, family-owned company also services overseas customers in such areas as the US Virgin Islands, Curacao, Bermuda, Aruba, Antigua, Cayman Islands, Venezuela and Granada.

House-Hasson is a Member Owner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Distribution America (http://www.daonline.com) a $1.2 billion plus buying and marketing organization, covering all 50 states with more than 15,000 retail customers.

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