Jan 10 2018

Westlake Ace Hardware To Acquire Washington Chain

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Westlake has agreed to acquire the Dennis Company, a five-store hardware chain in Washington state.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – January 11th, 2018 - Westlake Ace Hardware announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Dennis Company, a five-store retail hardware chain in coastal southwest Washington. With this acquisition, which will be finalized on March 26, 2018, Westlake will own 121 stores across ten states.

The Dennis Company has five locations in Washington: Aberdeen, Elma, Long Beach, Montesano, and Raymond. According to Westlake officials, it will be a seamless transition of ownership and the stores will retain the Dennis Company name, management, personnel, and the current product mix.

Upon acquisition, Dennis Company stores will become part of the Ace network – the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world – and will be a division of Westlake Ace Hardware. Being part of the Ace family will give Dennis Company customers access to more than 70,000 products, both in-store and through special order.

“Westlake is a growing and vibrant brand. We are excited to welcome the Dennis Company into the Westlake family, expand our relationship within the communities they serve, and continue their proud tradition of outstanding customer service,” said Joe Jeffries, president and COO of Westlake Ace Hardware.


About Dennis Company

After 110 years of doing business in coastal southwest Washington, the Dennis Company remains a major player in the area’s retail economy. Headquartered in Raymond, Wash., the chain also has locations in Aberdeen, Elma, Long Beach, and Montesano. The chain employs approximately 85 people and sells a wide and diverse range of hardware and consumer retail products.


About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 115 neighborhood hardware stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959 and is its largest member, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Being part of the Ace family gives Westlake’s 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.

In 2013, Westlake Commercial was created to offer world-class service and a wide array of products to business and trade customers. In addition to free delivery and free in-store charge accounts, Westlake Commercial’s customers have access to more than 800,000 products such as HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, and paint.

Guided by the mission to “make it our business to know your business,” Westlake Commercial is dedicated to finding its customers hard-to-find items, securing large-quantity orders, and offering the most competitive pricing available.

For more information about Westlake, please visit https://www.westlakehardware.com.

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