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Busy Beaver opens third new location in 2018

The latest store includes a drive-thru lumberyard, contractor services, and a farm and ranch department.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Busy Beaver has opened its newest location in New Castle, Pa.

The new store marks the third new location that Busy Beaver has opened this year.

Similar to Busy Beaver’s new Grove City and Greenville, Pa. locations that opened earlier in 2018, the 40,000-square-foot New Castle store features an expanded seasonal department, a drive-thru lumber yard, a farm and ranch department, and a designated contractor service center.

The New Castle Busy Beaver store brings approximately 15 new full-time and 10-15 part-time jobs to the region.

Busy Beaver first opened in 1962 when the company started with a few lumberyards in the Pittsburgh area. It now has 21 locations and more than 350 employees across western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

CEO Joe Kallen, also a majority owner of Busy Beaver since 2013, has been largely responsible for revitalized the brand.

Under Kallen’s watch, the company has grown from 14 to 21 stores. The company has also renovated half of its original stores. In 2015, it joined the True-Value co-op to better serve customers and support growth, Busy Beaver said.

 

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