Harbor Freight Tools, which bills itself as America’s go-to store for quality tools at the lowest prices, has announced that it will soon be opening a new store in London.
The new store will be located at 566 W Highway 192, and is expected to open early next year. A grand opening date will be announced closer to opening.
Construction has already begun at the location, using local workers and companies from the surrounding London area.
In addition, the store is expected to bring between 25 and 30 new jobs to the community, including sales and logistic supervisors, senior associates, sales associates, and seasonal opportunities as well.
Harbor Freight Tools offers a competitive starting rate along with a best-in-class retail benefits package that includes robust health coverage, and Thanksgiving and Christmas off. Further, Harbor Freight provides stability and the opportunity to advance in a company that continues to grow, with over 21,000 associates and more than 1,100 locations nationwide, company officials said in a release.
“We’ve been looking to open a location in London for a number of years so that we can provide the tools and equipment at tremendous values to the community,” said Trey Feiler, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction for Harbor Freight Tools. “In addition to finding a great location, we were attracted by the availability of great associates in the London area, and we look forward to having them join the Harbor Freight team.”
Interested applicants can apply online at www.harborfreightjobs.com/retail and search “London, KY”.
Harbor Freight Tools is a family-owned company that started in Southern California in 1977, when 17-year-old Eric Smidt began transforming his father’s small phone sales business into a successful mail order company, bypassing the resellers, dealing directly with factories, and passing the savings on to the customer.
The company opened its first store in 1980. Today Harbor Freight Tools has 1,100 stores across the country, 21,000 associates and more than 40 million customers who depend on Harbor Freight’s quality and value to earn a living, repair their homes and cars and pursue their hobbies.
With core values of excellence and continuous improvement, Harbor Freight Tools works to constantly improve the quality of its products and this year will introduce more than 600 new tools and accessories. Harbor Freight Tools is one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers, opening two new stores every week.