Ace Hardware Corp. will relocate its retail support center (RSC), currently located in Tampa, Florida, to Plant City, roughly 25 miles east.
Company leaders say the relocation will enable the RSC to grow by more than 315,000 sq. ft. Construction on the project is due to begin in October and expected to be complete by November 2021.
“We are excited to break ground on our new Plant City Retail Support Center, an important piece in our overall supply chain,” says Lori Bossmann, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer for Ace Hardware Corp. “Ace’s continued volume growth has driven our need for a larger facility to accommodate our growing business demands. This relocation will enable faster service for Ace retailers and ultimately our valued customers.”
The Tampa RSC currently serves more than 200 Ace Hardware retail locations across Florida. The company plans to add more than 40 new jobs to meet the business needs of the newly located RSC.
Earlier this month, Ace Hardware announced it would transition its 2020 Fall Convention into a virtual event.