Comments for: Ace Hardware acquires 172-year-old Portland hardware business

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 20, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Ace Hardware last week acquired a wholesale distributor to hardware stores and lumber mills that was founded in Portland in 1842 and has been owned by the same family for the past 80-plus years. Employees at Emery-Waterhouse’s headquarters and distribution facility in Portland learned the news on …

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