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Hinckley's serves burgers and tools for lunch
Contractors browsed the tool displays while enjoying their lunch. Photos by Susan Safford
Representatives from a number of other tool companies including Delta, Dewalt, Porter-Cable, Metabo, Lynn Ladder, and Huber Engineered Woods were also there displaying products and offering bargains. At another table a display of current hardware sale items attracted considerable interest.
Steve Tetreault of Bostitch repaired and tuned up nail guns, free of charge.
Mr. Guyther said the business provided all the food, going through at least 800 hot dogs and 800 burgers along with plenty of chips and cold drinks during the two-day event. He said the tradition began a number of years ago, with Bostitch being the only company represented, but the gathering has grown.
"It's been one of the most successful events nationally," said Mr. Guyther.
Red Cross board members Ann Hunt and Richard Williams stationed themselves at the blazing grill, serving sandwich after sandwich to the crowd. According to Ms. Hunt, Mr. Guyther made a substantial donation to the agency.
"He's very generous," said Mr. Williams.