Pittsburg, PA – Hartman Independent Company, based in
Lawrence, PA is being honored with the 2019 Family Business Award presented annually
by the Pittsburg Business Times. The
award honors multigenerational, family-owned businesses in the Pittsburgh area
for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, and philanthropy.
To win the award, judges also look for successful businesses
or nonprofits that have made a significant contribution to the local Pittsburg
community, and its civic organizations.
Hartman, which is an AFFLINK member, distributes packaging
materials, power tools, and fastening equipment used in the construction and
The company was started in 1948 and has grown significantly
over the decades. Today Hartman has expanded
to New York and Ohio and is recognized as one of the leading industrial
distributors in this area of the country.
According to Gretchen Friedrich, marketing manager with
AFFLINK, Bob Hartman started the company and “sat at the helm of Hartman
for 35 years. Allen Hartman took over in 1983, and today the third-generation
President and CEO is Andrew Hartman.”
Andrew says his family’s company “was founded on family
values and the importance of relationships. We have been changing the company in
recent years so that it reflects how our customers shop and what they look for in
a distributor today, but our core values remain intact.”
The awards ceremony will take place on May 8, 2019, at the
Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event will include a reception for
the winners and will provide them an opportunity to discuss their companies,
along with the products and services they offer.