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Some of you may remember my old mentor that worked at Haggard & Stocking, Joe Hankins. I worked under Joe for several years and learned quite a bit about tooling, abrasives, gages and quite frankly, about life. I can assure you that it was no accident that I learned so much from Joe. He was […]

Can the independent/small distributor survive the next 5 years? If you choose not to face the harsh reality of our changing market and remain status quo; no you will not. Online ordering is not the only threat to independents. Other looming threats are: – Consolidation of large distributors – Large box stores such as Amazon, […]

In 1967, when I first began working in the industrial distribution field, I never imagined the market would become what it is today. I liken Amazon to a giant gorilla who is attempting to dominate the retail and wholesale industrial markets; they are definitely changing our industry. The Millennials are the catalyst which is driving […]

What do Atari Pong, HBO, Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow and Haggard & Stocking have in common? Have it figured out? If you guessed that they were all born in 1972 and turn 45 years old this year then you are correct. A lot has changed in those 45 years. We started out as a two-man […]

Haggard & Stocking is honored once again to receive the Top Work Places award for the 5th year running. Haggard & Stocking has always been a company that values service and a family atmosphere. We know our continued growth and successes have come from the hard work and commitment of our dedicated employees.  Haggard & Stocking […]

Maybe I’m just old fashion, but there is still a lot to be said for “real customer service”. What companies pass along as customer service today falls well short of my expectations. Let me relay a personal experience that I’m currently dealing with. I was a loyal customer with a large cable company I will […]