Home Hardware manager wins NHPA award

Joel Pletch, store manager at Walkerton Home Hardware, in southwestern Ontario, has won the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) 2024 Young Retailer of the Year Award. “Joel has always had a passion for working in the retail industry,” the company said on LinkedIn.

“Since starting at Walkerton Home Hardware five years ago, Joel has championed several projects including growing the company’s tool category by 426 percent and overall transaction size by 300 percent.”