Ace Hardware Corp. plans to open a $14 million import facility at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk.
The 336,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility is expected to create 75 new jobs over the next three years. It will service the company’s East Coast regional distribution centers, including its operation in Prince George County.
Ace Hardware is based in Oak Brook, Illl, and is the largest hardware franchiser in the world.
“We’re confident that the Ace Hardware Import Re-Distribution Center in Suffolk will allow us to more efficiently ship goods to our East Coast retailers — and ensure that they will be able to continue providing superior service to their customers,” Tim Duvall, supply chain director for Ace, said in a statement. “We’re grateful for the exceptional cooperation of state and local officials and the strong Virginia business climate that have made this new facility possible.”
Governor Bob McDonnell approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist City of Suffolk with the project.
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