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Durable snips added to Milwaukee hand tool line

BY HBSDealer Staff

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its hand tool offering with the introduction of six new snips that are made with corrosion resistant metal to protect the tools from rust and deliver durability.

“Not only do the new snips provide best-in-class durability, they are also designed to uphold the highest level of ease of use and safety,” said Tim Albrecht, director of product marketing – hand tools for Milwaukee Tool Corp.

Backed by Milwaukee’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, each of the new tools is made with forged metal heads and machined precision for maximum tool strength and durability. Forged heads provide up to 10 times the life of comparable cast heads, the company claimed. Durable rubber grips add comfort and help protect the tool.

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Menards buys Ohio shopping center for $5.4 million

BY Brae Canlen

It’s official: Menards will open a new store in Miami Township, Ohio, after demolishing a shopping center it purchased on Aug. 24 for $5.36 million. 

According to the Dayton Business Journal, the 201,000-sq.-ft. plaza, called Lyons Crossing, was anchored by Walmart before the discount merchant moved to another location. The remaining stores will be torn down to make way for the construction of a $9 million Menards store.

Township administrator Greg Hanahan told the newspaper that the township’s work with Menards is “full speed ahead.” The Menards property will be brought into the township’s existing joint economic development district as part of the plans.

Based in Eau Claire, Wis., Menards operates more than 250 home improvement stores in 12 states, including two locations in the Dayton area, in Tipp City and Sidney. Both existing Dayton-area stores occupy at least 200,000 sq. ft. of space. The closest Menards to Miami Township is in Hamilton. 

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Lowe’s to build another Georgia distribution center

BY HBSDealer Staff

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s will build a 1.4 million-sq.-ft. distribution center in Rome, Ga., according to an article in the Charlotte Business Journal.

The distribution center, described by the newspaper as a $125 million facility, will begin serving Lowe’s stores in western Georgia, northern Florida and Alabama beginning in 2013. It’s located in the North Floyd Industrial Park.

Lowe’s also operates three other supply-chain facilities in Georgia. These are located in Palmetto, Savannah and Valdosta. 

Valdosta is also the site of a Home Depot rapid deployment center. 

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