Harbor Freight Tools, America’s go-to store for quality tools at the lowest prices, and one of the fastest growing companies in retail, will officially open its 1,300th store in Merrillville, IN on Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m. The Merrillville store, located at 2300 E 80th Avenue, will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
“This location marks another landmark for the growth of Harbor Freight Tools, and I’m delighted that it is taking place in Merrillville,” said Trey Feiler, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction for Harbor Freight. “This will be our second location in Lake County and our 32nd store in Indiana, so the state has already played quite a role in our company’s growth.”
Over 40 million customers, from professional contractors and technicians to homeowners and hobbyists, come to Harbor Freight to find the tools and equipment they need to get the job done. The company has assembled a world-class team of engineers and experts in all tool categories to ensure that its tools meet or exceed industry standards and deliver unsurpassed value.
The store will stock a full selection of tools and equipment in categories including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and much more. The stores are smaller and much easier to shop than the huge home centers.
The company, which hires locally, has brought between 25-30 new jobs to the surrounding community.
Harbor Freight recognizes that its people are key to its success and is committed to being the best place to work in any industry. In 2021, Forbes Magazine recognized Harbor Freight as one of the top 20 large employers in all of retail, one of the top employers in terms of diversity, one of the top employers for women and one of the country’s top employers for Veterans.
“Our team is ready to serve and deliver value to customers in Merrillville and all of Lake County,” said Richard Bierman, Store Manager. “At Harbor Freight, we recognize that now, more than ever, our customers depend on us for the tools they need to get the job done at an affordable price.”