Ace Hardware

The Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce hosted a community ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony Nov. 24 to welcome Ace Hardware to Franklin.

Ace Hardware Marketplace opened its doors in Franklin on Nov. 24 with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce.

The new Ace Marketplace located at 710 E. Cedar Street blends knowledgeable and helpful service paired with quality products for home improvement projects, according to a release. Ace Marketplace will also carry a large selection of gifts for any occasion and apparel options for the whole family.

Ace offers known brands including Husqvarna, with a full-line of lawn mowers, zero-turn mowers, trimmers, blowers and chainsaws. The store also offers a wide selection of Milwaukee and Benjamin Moore Paint.

Ace is a Platinum Case Knife Dealer carrying hundreds of options of Case Knives, and a large selection of grill favorites including Weber and Trager. Buyers will also find a selection of apparel and gifting options from brands such as Hallmark, Vera Bradley, Kentucky Branded and Yeti.

“Our mission is to provide customers with the neighborly advice and assistance they have come to expect from Ace, plus products and brands they are looking for,” Tracy Worley, division director of the Houchens Ace Hardware Division, the release said.

According to Ace Hardware, the store plans to follow all requirements from local and state officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are required and the store will provide them as needed.

“We are proud to be part of the Franklin community. We will strive each day to provide a safe, clean shopping experience and environment for our customers and our employees,” Worley said.

Ace Hardware Marketplace Store Information:

• Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Address & Phone: 710 E. Cedar St., 270-586-1901

For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2014, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eight Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power.

With more than 4,850 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit www. acehardware.com.

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