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Monnick Supply Celebrates 70 Years as Your Family Owned Hardware Store

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAThis year Monnick Supply, your neighborhood hardware store in Marlborough and Framingham, celebrates our 70th Anniversary! All year long we’ll be offering fun events and fantastic so we can celebrate and show our appreciation to the communities we have enjoyed serving for 70 years.

Monnick supply Co. began in 1948 in Framingham Massachusetts. Brothers Nicholas and James Montalbano and their three cousins, Theodore, Gregory Sr., and John Montalbano wanted to supplement their income. They decided to open a small paint supply store. They shared in the duties of working in the store while holding down full-time jobs.

After graduating from Northeastern University in 1955, Gregory Jr. took over the management of Monnick Supply. He started adding new departments like housewares and also started the transition into a full service Hardware store.

After Greg's brother Andy got out of the army in 1968 he joined Monnick Supply and helped grow the business. Gregory purchased the business from the primary founder Nicholas in 1970.

In the 1980's all of Greg and Mary's four children, Debbie, Michael, Paul, and Gary worked in the store. They expanded and opened a new store in 1993 on Rte 85 in Marlborough. That store quickly outgrew the location and in 1998 we the Marlborough store into Post Road Plaza on Rte 20. This is also when Marlborough Grand Rental Station and Monnick Industrial Supply Co. began.

In October 2013, we moved the Marlborough store to its current location at 135 Maple St, back on Rt 85 just south of downtown Marlborough.

Today, Monnick Supply consists of two retail hardware stores, a full-service rental center, and an industrial/commercial supply company. All total, Monnick supply employees over 50 of our friends and neighbors. The third generation family-owned store thanks you for your patronage and understands that it takes the community to be successful.

Celebrate 70 years with us. We’re here for all your home project needs and to answer all of you DIY questions.

Dont Store Gas for Too Long Before You Use It

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA You should not store gas for more than a few weeks before using it in outdoor power equipment and snow blowers if they want to reduce the damage ethanol gas can do on a small engine. We recommend using it within 20 days. However, gas stabilizers and additives to treat ethanol can help prolong the life of small engines.

Ethanol has become a challenge to the owners of lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, outboard motors and other small engines. After more than a few weeks Ethanol begins to turn into something similar to pudding, a gummy, gelatinous substance that fouls carburetors and shortens engine life.

Virtually all gasoline contains up to 10% ethanol, a limit that the EPA recently raised to 15% if the fuel is burned in modern vehicles. Because E15 gasoline damages or destroys small engines, its use in them is banned. It’s virtually impossible to buy bulk gasoline without ethanol, so at Monnick Supply, we recommend adding gas stabilizers and ethanol treatment additives to the gas.

We also suggest storing any gasoline slated for small-engine use for no more than a few weeks. The unused fuel should then be dumped into the tank of a vehicle, where it will be diluted and burned in a bigger engine.

For information or for fuel stabilizers, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

Get Ready for Snow and Cold This Week

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAIt's hard to believe it's only the beginning of January and recent temperatures have been some of the lowest in recorded history. If the cold hasn't been bone chilling enough, we are now expecting a heavy impact snowstorm starting on Thursday morning. Your shovels might still be out from our white Christmas but there are a few other things you should do to prepare for the snow tomorrow.

For your home:

  • As the temperature drops outside, make sure to set your thermostat inside to a warm temperature to avoid freezing pipes. If you're leaving town for the weekend, set it to no lower than 65 degrees.
  • Make sure you have flashlights, nonperishable food items and water in case you lose power or the storm keeps you house-bound for more than a day.
  • Stay indoors during the storm and avoid overexertion when shoveling or snow blowing.

On the Road:

  • Avoid driving during the storm if possible.
  • If you must drive, be sure to stock your car's winter roadside emergency kit with all the essentials including snacks, blankets, windshield de-icer, spare phone charger and flare lights.
  • Check your oil and antifreeze levels.

After the Storm

  • After a heavy snow fall you might notice large piles of snow on the roof of your home. Be wary of ice dams and read how to safely remove snow from your roof.

Monnick Supply, your neighborhood, family-owned hardware store, is here to help during the storm. For more information or for help getting ready for winter, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

Stay safe and warm this week!

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Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788

Mon-Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm
Sat 7:00am to 5:30pm
Sun 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876

Mon-Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am to 5:30pm
Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
Monnick Supply $$
759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm