For Busy Beaver, an active 2018

Energetic expansion plans for the Pittsburgh-based home center chain.

The Ashtabula, Ohio, Busy Beaver store.

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver plans to open five new home improvement centers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia in 2018. Its Grove City, Pa., location is set to open in March and a Greenville, Pa., store will open in May. Additional locations will be announced the first quarter in 2018.

At 50,000 square feet, the Grove City location will be larger than the 35,000-square foot average of its other 18 stores. The home improvement center will feature an expanded seasonal department, an indoor lumber yard, a new farm and ranch department, and a designated contractor service center.

“We're excited about our continued expansion plans for Busy Beaver during the next year across the entire region,” said Joe Kallen, CEO of Busy Beaver. “Starting with Grove City, we'll be pleased to offer local residents and businesses a customer-friendly store experience that addresses the needs of DIYers and supports local contractors.”

The Grove City store will be located at 11 Pine Grove Square, Grove City, PA 16127, and will hire approximately 20 full-time and 10 to 15 part-time employees. Busy Beaver will conduct hiring events in the area starting in January.

Currently, Busy Beaver operates 18 stores in three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and employs more than 350 people. The company was foundedin 1962. In 2015, Busy Beaver joined the True Value Company co-op. 

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