Press Release -The Next Generation

Written By Rachel Novak

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, NY. April 25, 2014 – Change of ownership took place on December 31, 2013. Henssgen/Haber’s has been in Queensbury since 1984. Rachel Novak is very excited to be a new member of the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce and looking forward to growing the business locally as well as becoming involved in the community as a business leader. Mrs. Novak is awaiting the approval for her WBE(Women’s Business Enterprise) and WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) certification.

Mrs. Novak is a graduate of Siena College and has her Master’s in business from St. Michael’s College.  She has enjoyed a successful career in human resources and business management for 19 years, having spent the last 10 years at Basin Harbor Club & Resort in Vergennes, VT. She and her husband, Matt Novak are both Queensbury natives and are pleased to be returning to the area with their two sons.

Rachel S. Novak, 3rd Generation Owner of Henssgen Hardware Corporation/Haber’s Export Agency

Henssgen Hardware Corporation is a hardware distributor servicing customers throughout the US, Canada and Caribbean, importing rigging hardware, such as snap hooks, rings and pulleys, and selling to hardware wholesalers, industrial suppliers, individual manufacturers and retailers.. Haber’s Export Agency was started in 1945 by Rudolph Haber and over the years has exported a number of products from Europe, India and Africa. For the last 40 years Haber’s has been the Sales Agent for Herm Sprenger GMbh ( and supports their canine line of products specializing in training collars. Along with the distribution and representation, they also offer warehousing services and US Customs facilitation. The company is located at 43 Everts Avenue, Queensbury, NY. 1-800-833-9598