Domestic meets the hardware wholesale needs of the region

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Store name: Inland Hardware, Inc.

Business type: Wholesale hardware

Location: 3350 Liberty Square Avenue, Turlock

Hours: 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Contact information: Manager Daniel Greener, 209-668-9000

Inland Hardware, Inc. officially opened on August 17th at its 29,000 square foot facility in the Liberty Industrial Complex in southwest Turlock.

The new store rises from the ashes of Inland Wholesale Hardware, which closed its doors in 2020 during the pandemic.

The company, owned and operated by Hemanta Agarwala, will have seven full-time employees dedicated to the IHI facility. Argawala’s HPKA Inc. is not only the parent company of Inland Hardware, but also of Alpha, Poultry & Livestock Equipment, Inc. and Irrigation Solutions, Inc., all based in Turlock.

Store manager Daniel Greener, a Turlock Aborigine, points out that this isn’t the kind of hardware store you go to to buy a spirit level and hammer for a DIY project.

“This is not an Ace Hardware store,” said Greener, who worked at Inland Wholesale Hardware before moving to Strand Ag Supplies in Ceres for 10.5 years and then to Alpha Poultry & Livestock Equipment. “We are a wholesaler, although some of our customers are small Ace Hardware and True Value stores. We serve resellers and licensed contractors looking for a way outside of the big department stores.”

During the grand opening celebration, Inland Hardware had 17 different vendors on site to display their products and treated their guests to a taco truck lunch.

Turlock Deputy Mayor Pam Franco was present for the official ribbon cutting.

“What a great thing for Turlock,” said Franco, who was touring the facility with Gina Petros-Blom, executive director of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. “Coming from the general contractor world, their tools are fantastic. Contractors and special subjects, your plumbers and electricians will find many things there that they would normally have to order outside the area. I was very impressed.”

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