True Value - Hardware and supplies
True Value is a retail hardware store with store locations nationwide. Typically stores have different sections inside to cater to individual needs. The store provides tools and supplies to the do-it-yourself customer looking for small fix supplies or supplies for large projects. Sections in stores vary on size and location of the store. Store sections include plumbing, electrical, hardware, and paint. Piping, faucets, and water heating supplies are some items available in the plumbing section of stores. In the electrical section customers can find wiring materials, lighting, and plugs. True Value provides customers with a wide range of hardware from nails, screws, and hinges, to the latest tools to equip do-it-yourselfers with the right products. Stores also have a paint section with a full supply of paint and materials. Lawn equipment and outdoor furniture at certain store locations are available to customers.
True Value - History of your local harware store
True Value was founded in 1948 by Cotter & Company in the Midwest. At the time, Cotter & Company was a co-op between different stores in the Midwest region. The company had 25 stores. The company grew over time and in 1963, acquired Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett along with the True Value Trademark. The company is run today by local business owners who own the store independently from True Value. Through the brand name, stores are empowered and supplied by the company. Today there are over 5,000 locations worldwide, with a net revenue, in 2011, of $1.9 billion.