MARENGO — Chamber of Commerce members and residents joined Wayne Hinkle Friday, Feb. 26 for the opening of the new Hinkle’s Marengo Hardware paint and supplies store.
Local resident and County Commissioner, Tim Siegfried, stopped by, and was pleased to see the variety of paints and have them available to shop locally. He enjoyed a cup of coffee at the open house along with shoppers who stopped by to get a bite to eat at the Chef Shack food wagon that catered breakfast outside.
“We have had many of our customers requesting paint and supplies since we opened the hardware store,” Hinkle said. “This store almost doubles its size.”
Hinkle’s Marengo Hardware paint store is located directly across the street from the hardware store and carries Valspar paints, Pratt and Lambert paints, Cabot stains, Ready Seal, Minwax and all varieties of caulking, drywall and patching materials.
The store also carries Wooster Brushes and Purdy Brushes along with Krylon, Rustoleum stains and spray paints.
Hinkle noted that the shelving for the new paint store is from Hildebrand’s store and pharmacy and thanked Larry Hildebrand for helping to get the building ready.
The Marengo Hardware was re-opened by Hinkle in April 2017 after being closed for about a year and a half. Marengo is “hometown” for Wayne Hinkle.
After college he taught, coached and was high school principal in the Northmor and Cardington School districts. He retired from the South Central School District after a career spanning 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal.
“We appreciate how the community has supported us by coming in and buying at the hardware store,” Hinkle said. “That made this new building possible.”