“The historical past of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware goes again to 1954, when Norton Rockler began the Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company in north Minneapolis. It was a small mail-order enterprise with a giant aspiration – to develop into woodworkers’ go-to useful resource for all the pieces they should full their initiatives.
Since then, we have grown into an industry-leading woodworking and supply with a nationwide chain of shops and worldwide attain by means of our catalogs and web site. In some ways, rather a lot has modified. We’ve repeatedly added to our choices as woodworking applied sciences have superior, and we’re consistently working to convey the ‘s most revolutionary merchandise, considering and schooling to our shops and web site.
But in different essential methods, a lot has remained the identical. Throughout our historical past, Rockler has been a family-owned enterprise – and in enterprise, as with household, relationships are essential. We nonetheless work with most of the similar distributors whose merchandise appeared in our catalogs a long time in the past. And we nonetheless try to ascertain connections with you, our prospects, that reach effectively past mere monetary transactions. We need you to know that we’re invested in your success. You can depend on us for the merchandise, recommendation and encouragement you might want to end your initiatives, and you may depend on us to face behind the issues we promote. As our founder wrote within the introduction to a 1988 catalog, “Our dedication to you does not finish when the package deal arrives.”
We’re additionally dedicated to the way forward for woodworking, DIY, and the pure assets that make woodworking potential. That’s why we attempt to supply “inexperienced” merchandise, to emphasise recycling and to help sustainable forest development by means of the Hardwood Forestry Fund. We’re significantly gratified that Rockler has been named the 2014 recipient of the Forestry Fund’s Gifford Pinchot Award in recognition of the corporate’s “vital effort to plant hardwood timber in America.”
So as we rejoice our wealthy historical past, we stay up for many extra years within the store with you. Our aim nonetheless is to be your go-to DIY useful resource – for all the pieces you might want to construct each your initiatives and your confidence.”