Knoxville, Tenn.-based distributor House-Hasson Hardware is expanding, thanks to the acquisition of inventory and key salespeople from the now defunct Hardware Distribution Warehouses.
According to House-Hasson, the new hires and the $2.5 million purchase of HDW inventory are generating a 100,000 square-foot expansion of House-Hasson’s Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters. The moves are also bringing House-Hasson new customers in several U.S. states, the company said.
The combined cost will be about $10 million for the Hardware Distribution Warehouse (HDW) inventory and Knoxville warehouse expansion to 500,000 square feet, said Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson Hardware.
“We’ve added eight former HDW salesmen, which is growing our customer base in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas,” Hasson said. “With their territorial knowledge and our focus on store dealer profitability, they’re having an immediate impact; we’ve quickly added 200 new hardware store and lumberyard customers.”
HDW, based in Greenwood, Miss., ceased operations on Jan. 4, 2019.
Knoxville’s warehouse expansion will bring to 750,000 square feet the combined size of House-Hasson’s Knoxville and Prichard, W. Va. warehouses. In 2018, Prichard underwent a 50,000 square-foot enlargement and modernization.
The Knoxville’s warehouse is expected to be completed in summer 2019. Until then, the HDW inventory will be split between Knoxville and Prichard.
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