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Epicor Eagle Customers Highlighted as Winners in the 2016 Beacon Awards

“Best of the Best” Hardware Store Retailers Honored at the 28th Annual The Hardware Conference

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today congratulated three Epicor Eagle customers as winners in the 2016 Beacon Awards, conducted by The Hardware Connection magazine. The fourth annual awards program recognized six hardware store retailers as winners at an awards ceremony during the 28th annual The Hardware Conference, the industry’s largest gathering of independent hardware retailers.

The Epicor customer winners honored at The Hardware Conference are:

  • Ace Retail Beacon Award: Bomberger’s Store of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Epicor customer since 2006.
  • Best New Store under 20,000 square feet: Heuser Ace Hardware of Bluffton, South Carolina. Epicor customer since the store opened in 2015.
  • True Value Retail Beacon Award: Murdale True Value Hardware of Carbondale, Illinois. Epicor customer since 1988.

“Epicor Eagle software has been a very helpful tool for our business,” said Bob Resch, store manager at Bomberger’s Store. “Several areas, especially the inventory management functionality and reporting capabilities are top notch. The solution allows us to quickly compare inventory levels, sales numbers, and a variety of other indicators that are crucial to the day-to-day operations of our business. The Epicor Compass application has opened up a tremendous amount of analytical information that we weren’t able to access in the past. Overall, we are very happy with the functionality of the Epicor product.” 

The Beacon Awards is a national industry awards program developed by The Hardware Conference and The Hardware Connection magazine to recognize the “best of the best” independent hardware and home center retailers in the Unites States. The Beacon Awards is designed to honor outstanding new hardware and home center retailers and leaders in the categories of community service, lifetime achievement, new stores, and innovative dealers, among others.

“We are excited to congratulate Bomberger’s Store, Heuser Ace Hardware, and Murdale True Value Hardware as winners in the 2016 Beacon Awards program,” said Doug Smith, director of product management and marketing, retail distribution solutions, Epicor. “We are happy to partner with these hardware retailers in order to help them achieve their business goals. This recognition is a testament to all their hard work and accomplishments in retail success.”

The full profiles of all Beacon Award winners and coverage of the 2016 Beacon Awards banquet can be found in the September/October 2016 issue of The Hardware Connection. Learn more about the Beacon Awards at


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Lindsay Ortega

Senior Specialist, Public Relations

Epicor Software Corporation

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