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Ace Slated to Open 170 New Stores This Year

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Since the beginning of the year, Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the world, has opened 110 new stores. The company is on track to open 60 more before the end of the year.  “Our proposition for consumers is …

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New Possibilities for Vassar Building Center

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Mike MacKay, president of Vassar Building Center in Michigan, is a planner. He scoured his community for new locations to expand his business for many years, but never quite landed on the perfect space at the perfect moment. The company …

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R.P. Lumber Acquires 2 Malcom Lumber Locations

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R.P. Lumber, a family-owned Midwest hardware and building materials retailer, recently purchased two Malcom Lumber locations in Grinnell and Oskaloosa, Iowa, expanding its reach in the state. The chain opened its first Iowa location and 72nd store in February 2021 …

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Channellock Completes Historic Plant Expansion

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Pliers and hand tools manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® has completed a historic expansion of its Meadville, Pennsylvania, plant. In total, the project took about nine months to complete and is now fully operational. The expansion will allow the company to address increasing product …

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HPM Building Supply Outlines Building and Product Expansions

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HPM Building Supply has announced a major expansion of its business, including the doubling of its footprint on Oahu, Hawaii. Additionally, the business will become Hawaii’s exclusive distributor for SCAFCO steel framing products and expand its inventory to include CertainTeed …

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Busy Beaver to Open 25th Store in Former Theater

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Home improvement chain Busy Beaver will open its 25th store in Delmont, Pennsylvania, in May 2021. The store will be located in a former movie theater and measure some 55,000 square feet, making it one of the company’s largest locations. …

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Headlining News From Canada

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Each month, Hardware Retailing shares industry news from Canada. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hr. Lowe’s Announces 34 More Store Closings, Further Rationalization in Canada Lowe’s Canada recently announced that it will shutter 34 stores …

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Northern Tool + Equipment Expands Midwest Presence

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Northern Tool + Equipment is expanding its Midwest presence by opening two stores in Indianapolis. The new stores will each employ roughly 20 people and provide brand name tools and equipment for pros and DIYers alike. They will also offer …

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