In 1954 my father, Nordy Rockler, started a mail order woodworking supply company in Minneapolis. It was then known as Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company, and among the products featured in the first catalog were specialty wood veneers and hardware items such as knobs, pulls and table slides. Woodworkers responded positively to having a place where they could always get what they needed.
When I joined the company in 1969, our business was still a small one. We opened our first retail store in Minneapolis in 1978, which was then known as âThe Woodworker`s Store.â
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