The Helpful Hardware Company (owner of ACE Hardware stores across the southeast) has acquired Walker Hardware in Springfield, the deal finalized Friday, December 11.

According to Helpful Hardware Co. President, Darin Workman, other than changes on the hardware side of the supply chain, the plan is to keep Walker Hardware’s name, products, services, and employees intact. In fact, according to Workman, some previously discontinued services, like small engine repair, will be returning.

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