Snap Hook vs. Carabiner: What’s the Difference?

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What’s the difference between a carabiner and a snap hook? Read below. A carabiner is a metal loop equipped with a spring-loaded gate that will open quickly in order to disconnect the parts of a safety rig. The word comes from the German karabineerhaken  for “spring hook for a carbine,” and has been “translated” and […]

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Upcoming Interview with Michael King, The Cajun Contractor on Home Talk USA

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Next Tuesday I’ll be talking with Michael King, The Cajun Contractor from Home Talk USA, about our company and product lines.   You can catch your interview Live at www.gcnlive.com on  Saturday May 24th , 2014 at 5:00 pm Central Time. Look to the top right where it says ” Listen Live”.   Be sure to check it out!  

WBE/WOSB Certification Received!

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Queensbury, New York– May 5, 2014 – Henssgen Hardware Corporation, a business specializing in, hardware distribution, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented […]

Press Release -The Next Generation

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Queensbury, NY company, Henssgen Hardware Corp. and Haber’s Export Agency shift leadership from 2nd generation to 3rd generation. Locally owned and operated, Henssgen Hardware Corporation and Haber’s Export Agency announce a change in ownership. Previously owned by Ronald & Nancy Shaw, the business has been purchased by 3rd generation family, daughter Rachel Shaw Novak. Queensbury, […]

Healing Properties of Stainless Steel

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As I learn and research more and more about our products and the materials used in them I came across this interesting fact that I wasn’t aware of regarding Stainless Steel, it has the power to “heal” itself. Stainless steel snap hooks are popular items for their durability, strength and their anti rust properties.  Customers […]

What is a “Get Back Whip”?

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Six months ago if someone asked me if I knew what a “Get Back Whip” was I would say definitively, no.  However within the last few months I have spoken to several customers who own and operate retail stores that cater to motorcycle enthusiasts seeking hardware for a “Get Back Whip”.    Obviously my curiosity was […]

What is Zinc Die Casting?

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As I entered into the world of Snap Hooks and Rigging Hardware a key point to my education and learning curve was understanding the terminology and processes that are used with our product line.  For instance Zinc Die Casting.  What was that?  Veterans of the industry may be well aware and versed with the term […]

The Value of Service

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In November 2012 I was ready for  a change and a new challenge.  Up to that point my career had been in Human Resources and more specifically in the hospitality industry.  Completely changing not only careers but also industries was a bit daunting but also pretty exciting.  I consider myself a person who likes a […]

Looking Forward to an Exciting 2014

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Happy 2014!  This year has started out with a lot of new opportunities for Henssgen Hardware Corporation.  On December 31, 2013, the company changed ownership and I took over the family business from my parents, Ron & Nancy Shaw.  I am the third generation of the Shaw family to own and operate Haber’s Export Agency […]

As a small family owned business our reputation and customer service

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My goals for the upcoming year are to grow our sales and customer base by working with a great local marketing firm and getting our website as efficient and awesome as it can be.  I will also be obtaining my certification as a Woman Owned Business with the Small Business Administration.  HHC not only works […]