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Ace Hardware Selects Missouri for New Distribution Center

Ace Hardware announced plans to open a new retail support center (RSC) in Kansas City, Missouri. The new Ace distribution center, spanning approximately 1.5 million square feet, is projected to be fully operational in 2025 and is expected to create 350 new jobs. 

The new facility is part of Ace Hardware’s strategy to balance its current distribution network and meet the needs of its growing retail landscape. In the last 10 years, Ace Hardware has increased its retail sales by $12 billion. Ace has also experienced 11 consecutive years of new domestic store growth, resulting in the opening of 850 new stores in the past five years.

“We look forward to the construction of the new retail support center in Kansas City, which will be a critical part of Ace Hardware’s robust supply chain,” says Lori Bossmann, executive vice president, chief supply chain officer for Ace Hardware Corp. “This new facility will allow Ace to accommodate its recent growth and sales volume, and it will prepare our company for future business opportunities. By strengthening our presence in the Midwest, Ace will be better positioned to fulfill deliveries more frequently, ensuring consistent service levels as new stores are opening within our network.”

The new Ace distribution center in Missouri will be almost twice the size of the average Ace RSC. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, automation and warehouse management systems. Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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