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In low-margin, high-volume trade, Pinoy hardware store rules

By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:17:00 12/18/2010

MANILA, Philippines?There is a reason why the Chinese in the Philippines have become synonymous with the indispensable hardware sector, and that is the simple, undeniable fact that the intrepid, diligent and persevering Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs do own the majority of hardware stores all over the country.

Fil-Am celebrates 55th year in the business

There is a reason why the Chinese in the Philippines have become synonymous with the indispensable hardware sector, and that is the simple, undeniable fact that the intrepid, diligent and persevering Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs do own the majority of hardware stores all over the country.

But there is one Filipino-run company that has managed to hold its own against the Chinese-run establishments: Fil-American Hardware Co. Inc., which is celebrating its 55th year in the low margin, high volume business.