Ace Hardware Announces Expansion Plans for its Distribution Center Near Dallas
Ace brings job growth and economic development to Wilmer, Texas
Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce expansion plans for its Retail Support Center (RSC) located in Wilmer, Texas.
Originally opened in 2014, the upcoming expansion of the Wilmer RSC will add more than 450,000 sq. ft. to the existing 450,000 square-foot facility. Construction for the project is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019 with a target completion in the second quarter of 2020. According to CenterPoint Properties, the property developer, the expansion will bring in an estimated 250 construction jobs to the community.
“We look forward to breaking ground on the expansion of our Wilmer Retail Support Center, an important piece in Ace’s overall supply chain,” said Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ace Hardware Corporation. “Ace’s continued volume growth has driven our need for a larger facility to accommodate our growing business demands. This expansion will enable faster service for Ace retailers and ultimately our valued customers.”
The Retail Support Center in Wilmer is an integral part of Ace’s network of distribution facilities strategically located around the world. It serves approximately 300 Ace Hardware retail locations throughout Texas, New Mexico and parts of Oklahoma. Ace will also add more than 70 new jobs to meet the business needs of the Retail Support Center.
“The City of Wilmer and the Wilmer Economic Development Corporations are excited to have Ace Hardware increase their presence in Wilmer with the 450,000 square-foot expansion of their current Retail Support Distribution Center in Sunridge Business Park,” said David D. Miracle CEcD, Executive Director of Economic Development. “Ace has been a terrific corporate citizen through their support of local charities and events in Wilmer, and the city looks forward to continuing its valued relationship.”
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com