Westlake Ace Hardware Announces New Store in West Plains, Mo« back to all news stories
LENEXA, Kan. (May 2, 2013) - Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it will open a new location at 1401 Mitchell Road in West Plains, Mo. (the former site of Goody’s department store). The new store will serve as the anchor for the West Plains Marketplace shopping center.
“At Westlake, our mission is to help customers keep their homes running smoothly by providing friendly, knowledgeable help, quality products, and services that our customers need to complete their home projects,” said George Smith, CEO of Westlake Hardware. “We look forward to becoming a trusted and valuable member of the West Plains community.”
Westlake Hardware has been in operation for more than 100 years and today has 86 neighborhood hardware stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. As such, Westlake customers have access to thousands of products—both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects.
“This community and Westlake are a good fit for the long term,” stated Kevin Guffey, principal at Guffey West Plains Property LLC. . “The longevity of the company is testament to the quality services and products Westlake provides. Also, the fact they are renovating and breathing new life into a popular retail destination will only enhance the West Plains community and add to the shopping experience at the West Plains Marketplace shopping center.”
Tom Stehn, city administrator of West Plains, added, “The City of West Plains is excited about Westlake joining our community and we look forward to the services they will provide for our citizens and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for continued growth in our community and Westlake will provide enhancement to the retail experience in West Plains.”
The 20,000 square foot building is slated to open just before Labor Day Weekend. Westlake product categories include traditional hardware categories such as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electric supplies and paint. Westlake also offers a wide range of lawn and garden products and operates large Garden Centers adjacent to many of its stores. The company also carries a wide variety of products in wild bird, pet, outdoor living and is known for having one of the best assortments of BBQ grilling and accessories in the communities it serves.
About Westlake Ace Hardware
Westlake Ace Hardware was founded in 1905 and today operates 88 neighborhood hardware stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving the company access to over 70,000 items. Westlake product categories include traditional hardware categories such as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electric supplies and paint. Westlake also offers a wide range of lawn and garden products and operates large Garden Centers adjacent to many of its stores.
For more information about the company, or to find the Westlake location nearest you, please visit westlakehardware.com.
Mentzer Public Relations Group