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Westlake rides the Lone Star state


Lenexa, Kansas-based Westlake Ace Hardware continued its Texas expansion with the acquisition of Seagoville Ace Hardware.

The Seagoville, Texas, store has taken on the Westlake Ace Hardware Banner, along with 10 other locations in Texas.

 The new Westlake store will have a 10,700 square foot sales floor and sell such traditional hardware products as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, as well as paint, pet care, outdoor living, and BBQ products. Additionally, the store will feature a large Garden Center and will provide a wide range of seasonal lawn and garden supplies. Grand Opening festivities and sales are planned for July 15-17.

Carla Gill will be the general manager of the new Seagoville store. She was previously the assistant manager of the Westlake Ace store in Arlington, Texas.

“We look forward to becoming a trusted member of the Seagoville community and providing our new customers with the highest level of service, know-how, and products,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake, “Westlake Hardware is a growing, vibrant brand and valuable resource for our customers everywhere. We are dedicated to delivering on our mission in Seagoville: to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet.”

Earlier this week, Westlake expanded in Kansas City.

Westlake operates 92 hardware stores in Missouri, Kansa, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.

Westlake has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012, when Ace Corp. purchased the chain for $88 million.

A suburb of Dallas, Seagoville is in Dallas County. Eight of Westlake’s Texas stores are in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.