Over the last 20 years, HGR has opened the doors to customers and employees alike, providing new opportunities through machinery sales or employment. Countless used CNCs, Welders, and Shop Equipment have found new homes and a new purpose by the people who have walked through those doors. Plenty of things have changed in those 20 years, but not these doors. Since the first customer walked through them in 1998, the doors have remained the same. The whole rear of the building was rebuilt, the showroom was expanded, companies have come and gone at 20001 Euclid Avenue, and the front sales office is unrecognizable to customers who haven’t been here in a few years. But those doors remained. Well, the end of an era is here.
This week, the wrecking crew began the overhaul of the front facade. The normal entrance has been temporarily moved to the Shipping Office doors because the show must go on so, pardon the dust. It’s exciting to look forward to what the future has to offer and the brand new look of HGR Industrial Surplus. Plans include a new entrance and a patio area for waiting or enjoying our free lunch on Wednesdays. Don’t worry. Those haven’t changed, and most likely never will. In the winter we do pizza from local places like Rascal House, Congin’s , and NEO Sports Plant to name a few.
By the way, did you want to see what it looked like as the front entrance came down? We were able to catch up at the right moment when they started to work on it. The steel underneath held its ground and put up quite a fight. You could feel the struggle as if it didn’t want to let go of its past. Finally, in the end, the outcome was the same. The bare brick stares back at the facade that once guarded it against the elements and wonders what is to come. Click on the video below to see this epic battle.