Nope, not me — its Rockler Woodworking and Hardware — all started by Nordy Rockler.
When I was hired to work for Today’s Woodworker magazine, started by Ann Rockler Jackson, Nordy’s daughter, I noticed an older fellow who seemed to know everyone in the building and have an opinion on a lot of things. It was Nordy. And while by that time he had turned the day-to-day details of the business over to Ann, he was still a sparkplug of ideas. He loved coming up with product ideas like Wunderfill mixable wood filler and many more. Nordy likes to fish, eat BLTs and to tell a good joke. He even puts up with my jokes. This month we are celebrating Nordy’s 98th birthday (2/22/22) and Rockler’s 65th anniversary.
I am so blessed to have worked with and become friends with Nordy; we still have lunch together on a regular basis.
Thanks for all you’ve done for woodworking over the years, Nordy. And happy birthday to Nordy and to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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