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Marty the Makita Rep here on Saturday! Cookout and fundraiser for Immaculate Conception Food Pantry.
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Oh why didn't I know about these all those years I sat at cold football games watching my favorite tuba players and standing at the bottom of a ski hill watching my favorite skiers race, not to mention the many cold softball and baseball games I froze my a$$ off.
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Trail Keg, perfect for tailgating at your favorite college or professional football game! Now available at Maxbauer Ace Hardware. Two finishes available Black or Stainless. One gallon capacity! ... See MoreSee Less
Works like a charm!!! Also can use it with your Yeti 1/2 gallon jug if you just want 64 oz.
2 months ago
The Tool Lady
Rebecca Russell downplays her knowledge of tools and ability to figure out solutions to construction problems; she insists her co-workers downstairs at Ace Hardware in Traverse City are just as knowledgeable as her.
But a lot ofcontractors, carpenters, and construction workers see it differently. They seek out Russell wheneverthey’ve got tough questions. They call her the “tool lady.”
When pressed, Russell conceded she’s developed a certain reputation for knowledgeability, but she maintained the workers around her have, too.
“I mean, I get fellas that will come down and say, ‘Somebody said you’re the one to talk to,’” she said.
When Russell started at Ace 15 years ago, she was just looking for a steady paycheck. She’s since grown to love her job.
“I started as a cashier. I needed a job. I had been working at Joann’s[Fabrics and Crafts], and the hours were inconsistent,” she said.
At Ace, the hours were fulltime,and she got benefits. Asa new mom,she needed those.
Over time Russellmoved from the cash register to the tool department,and over the years she said, she learned things; whenever she doesn’t know, she’s got friends who she can call to ask what they think.
Most of all, though, she likes her job because it’s enjoyable to meet the customers.
“I like seeing what folks are working on and what they’re doing with their hands,” she said. “I like being able to help people. That’s the enjoyable part for me.”—PS ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks everyone! I can’t do what I do, or try to do, without the Ace Crew!
That’s our Rebecca❤️ Congratulations!
Great job Rebecca
I taped your article to the counter I worked at today for all to see!
Hey Tool Lady!!!! This is awesome!!!
Article in this week Northern Express page 14!