An Illustrated History
DEDICATION  This book is dedicated to our parents, Ivan K. Hoyt and Florence L. Hoyt, who worked side by side at Hastings ...
DEDICATION  This book is dedicated to our parents, Ivan K. Hoyt and Florence L. Hoyt, who worked side by side at Hastings ...
   2006 A. W. Hastings   Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Printed and bound in the United States of America. No part of this...
   2006 A. W. Hastings   Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Printed and bound in the United States of America. No part of this...
FOREWORD  H  astings has been an important part of my family   s life for 65 years. It represents not  only our life   s w...
FOREWORD  H  astings has been an important part of my family   s life for 65 years. It represents not  only our life   s w...
Unfortunately, there are no photos of Hastings    earliest locations on Prince Street  CHAPTER ONE  and Friend Street in B...
Unfortunately, there are no photos of Hastings    earliest locations on Prince Street  CHAPTER ONE  and Friend Street in B...
HASTINGS IS OLDER THAN  THE ORIGIN OF HASTINGS  Although the business soon moved to bigger quarters at 142-  Hastings trac...
HASTINGS IS OLDER THAN  THE ORIGIN OF HASTINGS  Although the business soon moved to bigger quarters at 142-  Hastings trac...
Annual almanacs and city  Hastings made its way by horse and carriage down Friend Street,  directories were like Yellow  o...
Annual almanacs and city  Hastings made its way by horse and carriage down Friend Street,  directories were like Yellow  o...
Boston was a proud hub of culture, commerce, and ship-  FACTS ABOUT 1846, HASTINGS    FOUNDING YEAR  ping. All are evident...
Boston was a proud hub of culture, commerce, and ship-  FACTS ABOUT 1846, HASTINGS    FOUNDING YEAR  ping. All are evident...
HASTINGS  Opposite  Is A. W. Hastings  PERSONALITIES  however, certain traditions held fast. Sash makers like A. W. Hastin...
HASTINGS  Opposite  Is A. W. Hastings  PERSONALITIES  however, certain traditions held fast. Sash makers like A. W. Hastin...
one of the newcomers encouraged Hastings to start using carbon  took home  2,913 in earned income and  11,655 as his share...
one of the newcomers encouraged Hastings to start using carbon  took home  2,913 in earned income and  11,655 as his share...
HASTINGS  FAMILIES  The Collitons  Through his wide network of  supplier, Hastings provided historically correct millwork ...
HASTINGS  FAMILIES  The Collitons  Through his wide network of  supplier, Hastings provided historically correct millwork ...
CHAPTER TWO  REBIRTH AND GROWTH  K  eeping his promise to Albert B. Hastings, Ivan Hoyt visited A. W. Hastings   Co. sever...
CHAPTER TWO  REBIRTH AND GROWTH  K  eeping his promise to Albert B. Hastings, Ivan Hoyt visited A. W. Hastings   Co. sever...
Though Ivan Hoyt could SAVING THE COMPANY  Out with the rolltop desks and in with vitality  Hastings quickly  have continu...
Though Ivan Hoyt could SAVING THE COMPANY  Out with the rolltop desks and in with vitality  Hastings quickly  have continu...
LOOKING  BACK  Amy Norwood   s Letter  In World War II, Hastings took  were thrown off ships in Murmansk and left to float...
LOOKING  BACK  Amy Norwood   s Letter  In World War II, Hastings took  were thrown off ships in Murmansk and left to float...
its relationship with Armstrong when it became a wholesaler of Armstrong Building Materials. This top-quality product line...
its relationship with Armstrong when it became a wholesaler of Armstrong Building Materials. This top-quality product line...
In its 1950s catalogs,  The company also began  Hastings emphasized its  distributing Pella windows  dedication to quality...
In its 1950s catalogs,  The company also began  Hastings emphasized its  distributing Pella windows  dedication to quality...
HASTINGS  LANDMARKS  Howgozit at Hastings The Hastings newsletter with the funny name got its start as a weekly sales bull...
HASTINGS  LANDMARKS  Howgozit at Hastings The Hastings newsletter with the funny name got its start as a weekly sales bull...
employee.  For more on the family, please see the sidebar on page  Pocket memo books were  58.  Bitten by the entrepreneur...
employee.  For more on the family, please see the sidebar on page  Pocket memo books were  58.  Bitten by the entrepreneur...
For many years, Hastings  show, and a dinner menu  believed it was founded in  that featured    Pella case-  1857. It cele...
For many years, Hastings  show, and a dinner menu  believed it was founded in  that featured    Pella case-  1857. It cele...
account, one representing the millwork department and one on  Ivan, Dusty, and Florence  general building material sales, ...
account, one representing the millwork department and one on  Ivan, Dusty, and Florence  general building material sales, ...
with summits that can be reached by ski lift. They rode  Ivan and Florence Hoyt  up, hiked down, and stayed in remarkable ...
with summits that can be reached by ski lift. They rode  Ivan and Florence Hoyt  up, hiked down, and stayed in remarkable ...
Hastings didn   t just distribute Pella products  it marketed them creatively and successfully. Opposite  Hastings managem...
Hastings didn   t just distribute Pella products  it marketed them creatively and successfully. Opposite  Hastings managem...
HASTINGS  PERSONALITIES  Elvira Flynn, Creator of Hasty You might not think that a  selling Pella casements    .    The so...
HASTINGS  PERSONALITIES  Elvira Flynn, Creator of Hasty You might not think that a  selling Pella casements    .    The so...
data processing system that supported such functions as billing,  Maine was doing well. To explore new markets, the compan...
data processing system that supported such functions as billing,  Maine was doing well. To explore new markets, the compan...
The swift loss of Pella in 1976 came as a blow because Pella had represented 40  of Hastings    business. Hastings had vig...
The swift loss of Pella in 1976 came as a blow because Pella had represented 40  of Hastings    business. Hastings had vig...
and stay within that two- to three-week lead time. But ultimately  Hastings expanded into    the  Inc. The name, which bui...
and stay within that two- to three-week lead time. But ultimately  Hastings expanded into    the  Inc. The name, which bui...
small, maverick company. Hastingservice became a scrappy David to  Hoyts    view, selling it to Jim Colliton made the most...
small, maverick company. Hastingservice became a scrappy David to  Hoyts    view, selling it to Jim Colliton made the most...
CHAPTER THREE  A NEW GENERATION  R  isk-takers have a phrase they like to use  Leap, and the net will appear. In the late ...
CHAPTER THREE  A NEW GENERATION  R  isk-takers have a phrase they like to use  Leap, and the net will appear. In the late ...
Opposite  Ivan and Florence  RESHAPING HASTINGS  Hoyt joined Jody, Dusty, and  The leap to all-Marvin was so nontraditiona...
Opposite  Ivan and Florence  RESHAPING HASTINGS  Hoyt joined Jody, Dusty, and  The leap to all-Marvin was so nontraditiona...
HASTINGS  FAMILIES  Through consolidation and  the warehouse and ask,    Where are all the windows     Our new space  bank...
HASTINGS  FAMILIES  Through consolidation and  the warehouse and ask,    Where are all the windows     Our new space  bank...
BUCKLING DOWN  Andover, New Hampshire, building  Penny Brockett, current director of marketing, was fairly new to  supply ...
BUCKLING DOWN  Andover, New Hampshire, building  Penny Brockett, current director of marketing, was fairly new to  supply ...
Hastings added a second building at its Enfield location in 2001. It houses a sizable Training Center for dealers  to our ...
Hastings added a second building at its Enfield location in 2001. It houses a sizable Training Center for dealers  to our ...
HASTINGS  PERSONALITIES  Bill and Gina Cadieux A fter Dusty and Jody Hoyt, the current Hastings  The Cadieuxs explain why ...
HASTINGS  PERSONALITIES  Bill and Gina Cadieux A fter Dusty and Jody Hoyt, the current Hastings  The Cadieuxs explain why ...
which was declining margins.    Dual distribution had limited returns,    Dusty says.    We would put an ad in Yankee maga...
which was declining margins.    Dual distribution had limited returns,    Dusty says.    We would put an ad in Yankee maga...
The training facility in Enfield features a spacious,  Hawaii or the Caribbean,    Frank Marvin observes.    They   re sti...
The training facility in Enfield features a spacious,  Hawaii or the Caribbean,    Frank Marvin observes.    They   re sti...
Susan Marvin on Hastings  business piece that was hard. They took it personally. One individual  minutes later and said   ...
Susan Marvin on Hastings  business piece that was hard. They took it personally. One individual  minutes later and said   ...
Clearly, Hastings is not sitting still.    Back in the old Springfield  HELPING CUSTOMERS DEVELOP THEIR BUSINESSES  era, s...
Clearly, Hastings is not sitting still.    Back in the old Springfield  HELPING CUSTOMERS DEVELOP THEIR BUSINESSES  era, s...
AFTERWORD  AUTHOR   S NOTE  H  astings has now rounded the corner on 160 years of existence  During the past few years, Ha...
AFTERWORD  AUTHOR   S NOTE  H  astings has now rounded the corner on 160 years of existence  During the past few years, Ha...
TIMELINE  1897 Hastings leases warehouse space on Commercial Avenue, Boston, to accommodate its growth.  1827 Albert Woodm...
TIMELINE  1897 Hastings leases warehouse space on Commercial Avenue, Boston, to accommodate its growth.  1827 Albert Woodm...
1966 Dusty Hoyt joins the company part-time while in high school. He continues after college in 1973 as a salesman. 1967 H...
1966 Dusty Hoyt joins the company part-time while in high school. He continues after college in 1973 as a salesman. 1967 H...
An Illustrated History