Ace unveils California distribution plans

Centrally located between Sacramento and Los Angeles, the new facility will serve more than 300 Ace stores.
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Ace Hardware announced today that it will open a new Retail Suppor Center (RSC) Visalia, Calif.

The new facility will occupy more than 1 million square feet and is estimated to bring more than 400 jobs to the region.

The latest RSC will augment the company’s Rocklin, Calif. Facility that handles the greater Sacramento area and its Prescott Valley, Ariz. distribution center.

The Visalia facility will be centrally located between Sacramento and Los Angeles and is expected to be fully operational in early 2023. Construction is slated to begin later this year.

“Ace Hardware continuously evaluates distribution capabilities to ensure we meet our growing business demands and offer the best support and service to Ace retailers and our wholesale customers,” said Jeff Gooding, corporate vice president of marketing, Ace Hardware. “Opening this new facility is essential for Ace to keep up with our historic growth and better serve our network of retailers, and ultimately, our Ace customers.”

According to Ace, the Visalia RSC will feature new technology, a climate-controlled environment, and improved automation to help streamline and enhance operations—and importantly includes room to expand.

Ace has recently built or is in the process of building several new facilities around the country as the company continues to grow. 

Ace’s network of distribution facilities, strategically located around the world, serve more than 5,500 retail locations. 

The Visalia distribution center will serve more than 300 Ace affiliated stores servicing multiple states.