Ace Hardware plans to expand its retail support center located in Wilmer, Texas.
Originally opened in 2014, the upcoming expansion of the distribution center will add more than 450,000 square feet 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.
The retail support center in Wilmer 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 facility.
“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, evp/chief supply chain officer for Ace Hardware. “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.”