To support Midwest expansion, Ace Hardware has announced that they’re building a distribution center in Kansas City, MO. At 1.5 million square feet, it will be almost twice the size of the average Ace distribution center.
We look forward to construction of the new Retail Support Center in Kansas City, which will be a critical part of Ace Hardware’s robust supply chain. This new facility will allow Ace to accommodate its recent growth and sales volume, and it will prepare our company for future business opportunities. By strengthening our presence in the Midwest, Ace will be better positioned to fulfill deliveries more frequently, ensuring consistent service levels as new stores are opening within our network.Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ace Hardware
In the last 10 years, Ace has increased its retail sales by $12 billion, and opened 850 new stores in the last 5 years.
The addition of this RSC ensures that we have strategically positioned facilities aligned with our stores. It also enables us to maintain balanced service areas, ensuring the prompt delivery of goods to our stores and providing our retailers with a competitive advantage in meeting their customers’ needs. During critical events such as seasonal flooding, natural disasters, and the pandemic, Ace’s robust distribution network has served as a lifeline for the communities we proudly serve.Jake O’Neal, Corporate Vice President, Retail Support at Ace Hardware
Construction is planned to begin in Q2 of 2023, with completion in mid-2025. The project will support an estimated 100 construction jobs, then upon completion, offer employment opportunities for over 350 people.
We’re excited to add a world-renowned company like Ace Hardware to the growing list of businesses opening new facilities in Missouri. Our state’s location in the center of the United States gives companies the ability to reach customers quickly. We’re proud to welcome Ace Hardware to Kansas City and look forward to watching its success in the region.Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri