|Message from Rockler:
The history of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware goes back
to 1954, when Norton Rockler started the Minnesota Woodworkers Supply
Company in north Minneapolis. It was a small mail-order business with a
big aspiration – to become woodworkers' go-to resource for everything
they need to complete their projects.
Since then, we've grown into an industry-leading woodworking and
hardware source with a nationwide chain of stores and international
reach through our catalogs and website. In many ways, a lot has changed.
We've continuously added to our offerings as woodworking technologies
have advanced, and we're constantly working to bring the industry's most
innovative products, thinking and education to our stores and website.
But in other important ways, much has remained the same. Throughout our
60-year history, Rockler has been a family-owned business – and in
business, as with family, relationships are important. We still work
with many of the same vendors whose products appeared in our catalogs
decades ago. And we still strive to establish connections with you, our
customers, that extend well beyond mere financial transactions. We want
you to know that we're invested in your success. You can count on us for
the products, advice and encouragement you need to finish your projects,
and you can count on us to stand behind the things we sell. As our
founder wrote in the introduction to a 1988 catalog, "Our commitment to
you doesn't end when the package arrives."
We're also committed to the future – of woodworking and the natural
resources that make woodworking possible. That's why we strive to
provide "green" products, to emphasize recycling and to support
sustainable forest growth through the Hardwood Forestry Fund. We're
particularly gratified that Rockler has been named the 2014 recipient of
the Forestry Fund's Gifford Pinchot Award in recognition of the
company's "significant effort to plant hardwood trees in America."
So as we celebrate our rich history of the past 60 years, we look
forward to many more years of woodworking with you. Our goal still is to
be your go-to woodworking resource – for everything you need to build
both your projects and your confidence.