Local entrepreneurs Al Tsuchiya and Michael Trentalance celebrated today the grand opening of Walnut Grove's first hardware store

The opening of Ace Hardware Walnut Grove represented a local investment of $80,000 and created 10 new jobs in the community

Boucherville, QC – August 23, 2019 – The most celebrated “helpful place” joins dealer owners Al Tsuchiya and Michael Trentalance in celebrating the grand opening of their new Ace Hardware store located at 117 A – 8850 Walnut Grove Drive in Walnut Grove, British Columbia. With 5,000 sq. ft. of retail sales area, the very first hardware store to open in town offers customers approximately 12,000 products in store and thousands more on ace-canada.ca to help them improve and maintain their home. This new store is the result of a local investment of $80,000 and created 10 new jobs in the community. Today, local dignitaries and customers joined the Ace Hardware Walnut Grove team to mark the store’s grand opening with an official board cutting ceremony.

“We have received such a great response from residents of the area since we first announced the project. People have been very supportive throughout the renovation process and we are excited to finally welcome them to their new local hardware store,” said Mr. Tsuchiya. “We have been preparing for this day for months and we are thrilled to be officially celebrating the grand opening with the local community. Our shelves are stocked, and we are ready to serve customers and help them with all their home improvement projects,” added Mr. Trentalance.

“Al and Michael are dedicated entrepreneurs who saw a need and rolled up their sleeves to provide Walnut Grove residents with a local home improvement destination,” said Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace Sales and Dealer Support. They spared no effort to bring the best product selection and value to their community and we are proud to count them among our Ace affiliated dealer family. We look forward to keep working with them on future growth and development projects.”

Local residents are invited to come celebrate with the team and enjoy a BBQ lunch on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25. Over the weekend, customers can take advantage of special Grand Opening prices and promotions and enter draws to win prizes.

About Ace Canada

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the helpful place in thousands of neighborhoods globally, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated around the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. In Canada, RONA inc., a wholly owned Lowe’s subsidiary, has the master license agreement for the Ace brand. Ace Canada is proud to be part of Lowe’s Canadian businesses, which together operate or service more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. For more information on Ace in Canada, visit www.acecanada.ca.

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Ace and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA and Ace banners. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca.