Jun 28 2017

It’s 100! More Growth for Westlake Ace Hardware

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The hardware retailer continues to grow with the acquisition of two Ace Hardware locations in the Omaha, Neb. area. Westlake now has 100 locations in the U.S.

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28, 2017- Westlake Ace Hardware announced today that it has finalized acquisition of two Q.P. Ace Hardware stores in the Omaha, Neb. area. With this acquisition, Westlake now operates 100 retail hardware locations in the U.S.

The stores, located at 8018 Harrison St. (in Ralston) and 5502 Center St. (in Omaha) are in the process of being re-branded as Westlake Ace locations. Grand re-opening celebrations are planned for later this summer.

According to Westlake, this will be a seamless transition of ownership, personnel in the two stores will remain the same, and operations will not be affected. The stores will continue to sell a wide range of traditional hardware products such as fasteners, tools, paint, and plumbing and electrical supplies. Q.P. Ace Hardware will continue to own and operate four other locations in Lincoln, Neb.

“We are excited to deepen our roots in Nebraska and expand our relationship with the Omaha area,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake. As we continue to grow, we will always be there to help our customers keep their households running smoothly by providing the highest level of service, know-how, and products.”

He added, “Westlake was founded 112 years ago and has been growing ever since. A big part of our expansion strategy has been to make acquisitions that make sense for our customers and our business as a whole. The two Q.P. Ace Hardware stores are a great example of the type of businesses we consider for acquisition – deep ties within their respective communities, a tradition of outstanding customer service, and dedicated and hardworking store associates. Most importantly, these stores share our values and help us continue to deliver on our brand promise to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet.”

 

Westlake Ace Hardware currently has 10 other locations in Nebraska:

  • 2317 North 6th St. (Beatrice)
  • 1005 Galvin Rd. South (Bellevue)
  • 4545 Vine (Lincoln)
  • 2600 South 48th (Lincoln)
  • 1107 Grundman Blvd. (Nebraska City)
  • 2802 North 90th (Omaha)
  • 8425 West Center Rd. (Omaha)
  • 14060 West Center Rd. (Omaha)
  • 350 North Saddle Creek Rd. (Omaha)
  • 4250 South 50th (Omaha)

 

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 100 neighborhood hardware stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, 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. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving its customers access to more than 70,000 products—both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects. For more information about Westlake, please visit www.westlakehardware.com.

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