MJK receives award

Lonnie and Lorraine Kawcak, Mike Pappalardo and Don Driscoll of MJK Sales and Feed, Inc. in Craig were recently recognized by Ace Hardware Corporation for retailing excellence and customer satisfaction.

MJK Sales and Feed was one of 163 stores among more than 5,000 that comprise the Ace Hardware dealer-owned cooperative to receive the High-Performance Retailing Award.

The specialized plaque was presented to MJK Sales and Feed by Mark Liff, retail consultant, for being named the best Ace retailer in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

Ace Hardware, a cooperative owned collectively by Ace retailers, honored MJK Sales and Feed for consistent excellence in customer service and satisfaction and for practicing high standards of retail excellence.

"MJK Sales is truly one of the 'best of the best,'" said Ace Hardware president and chief executive officer David Hodnik. "The team at MJK Sales is clearly committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of the consumers in their community. We congratulate them on their dedication to retailing excellence."

Ace Hardware Corporation is a dealer-owned cooperative headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill. Wholesale sales for the company in 1998 to its retailers reached $3.1 billion, equalling more than $13 billion at retail.

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