Menards expands in NW OhioWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Menards has expanded it presence in the Toledo market with the opening of its third store on Alexis Road near Interstate 75.
Menards, a chain of home improvement stores in the Midwest, also operates stores in Holland and Oregon.
The retailer opened its 240th store in Tipp City in June with plans to open new stores in Ontario, Massillon, Chillicothe and Sandusky in Ohio during 2009, according to company spokesman Jeff Abbott.
“We are very pleased with our decision to locate stores in Ohio and look forward to providing the best in home improvement goods and services in the Toledo market for many years to come,” Abbott said.
The newest 240,000-square-foot Menards on Alexis Road is among the company’s largest mega-store format that includes a full-service lumberyard and garden center. It also operates two-story, 300,000-square-foot mega-stores in Illinois and Minnesota.
The Toledo area Menards stores carry name-brand appliances, pet products, lawn and garden supplies and even groceries for a one-stop shopping experience, Abbott said.
“There is something for everyone at Menards from the beginning do-it-yourselfer to the experienced contractor,” Abbott said.
“Menards is well-known throughout the Midwest for its selection of high-quality, name-brand merchandise, tools for any job and materials for all your home improvement projects.”
Menards is also known throughout the home improvement industry as the low-price leader, which is how Menards competes with Home Depot and Lowe’s, according to Abbott.
“Our famous slogan, ‘Save big money at Menards,’ is widely known and easy to remember,” he said.
Menards offers consumers more than 30,000 products in stock and more items through its special-order service.
“Certainly, economic conditions provide unique challenges, but we’re actually having a very good year,” Abbott said. “Now more than ever, spending money on home improvement is a great investment for homeowners, tenants and business owners.”
The stores in the Toledo area and state of Ohio are supplied by a 669,000-square-foot distribution center located in Holiday City near the Ohio Turnpike and U.S. Route 20.
Based on sales, Menards is the third largest home improvement chain in the United States behind Home Depot and Lowe’s with estimated sales of $8 billion in 2007, according to the Home Channel News trade publication.