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Hutterer, 90, Still Fixes Windows for Puhl’s True Value

A 90-year-old worker at a True Value store in Wisconsin is still on the job.

Al Hutterer has been a part of the team at Puhl’s True Value for more than 30 years, and he’s still at it.

He took a job at the home improvement store when he was in his 60s, making a career change when his longtime employer, Wehr Steel Corp., declared bankruptcy. Hutterer had worked more than 40 years at Wehr Steel, and then the company shut down in 1986, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin.

After losing his employer, Hutterer met a manager from Puhl’s True Value who encouraged him to work at the store. He began by helping in the stockroom at the store and later took on window repairs, the article says.

When he first started the hardware store job at nearly 70 years of age, Hutterer hadn’t done much window repair. But thanks to his wife, Doris, who has kept track of every screen and window he has fixed over the past two decades, Hutterer now knows  he’s repaired more than 30,000 windows.

To read the article by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, click here.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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