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

Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson, said the acquisition will help the company 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 the 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.”

Persinger Supply, which was founded in 1904, is a wholesale distributor supplying hardware, plumbing, building, appliances, furniture, floor covering and HVAC dealers with a diverse mix of consumer products, as well as providing the coal mining industry with a variety of maintenance, repair and operating supplies.

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

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