Grand Opening in Indianapolis, IN!

April 23, 2013 – Harbor Freight Tools continues to grow with new tool stores across the country, providing great tools for low prices at convenient locations. New Harbor Freight locations are opening with unprecedented frequency– tough times be damned– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, April 24, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in Indianapolis, IN!

“We’re thrilled to be opening the 11th Harbor Freight Tools store in Indiana and honored by the warm welcome that has been extended to us in the Indianapolis community” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “At Harbor Freight, both Business and Do-It-Yourself customers always find quality tools at ridiculously low prices. In difficult economic times, they’re more cost-conscious than ever and we’re here to help. Our tools are made in the same factories as many of the high-priced famous brands, but we cut out the middleman and sell them at a fraction of the price.”

The Indianapolis store, located in the HH Gregg Shopping Center at 10101 E Washington St., Ste B, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am, hosted by The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

“Harbor Freight Tools is a staple in communities across the nation and the Indy Chamber is proud to be a part of this expansion in Indianapolis,” said Scott Miller, Indy Chamber president and CEO. “Helping businesses thrive in our community is our business and we welcome Harbor Freight Tools to this new location and wish them much success for years to come.”

Harbor Freight Tools is a popular favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for deals on a good selection of tools.

The exciting Indy store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

Grand Opening in Hickory, NC!

March 18, 2013 – Harbor Freight Tools continues to expand with new tool stores across the country, providing incredibly low prices at convenient locations. New Harbor Freight stores are sprouting up with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, March 20, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in Hickory, NC!

“We are very excited to be opening the 14th Harbor Freight Tools store in North Carolina and look forward to being a member of the Hickory community,” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “Our business model is simple: earn our customers’ business by offering quality tools at ridiculously low prices. In difficult economic times, our Business and Do-It-Yourself customers are more cost-conscious than ever and Harbor Freight is here to help. Our tools are made in the same factories as many of the high-priced famous brands, but we cut out the middleman and sell them at a fraction of the price.”

The Hickory store, located in the Valley Crossing Shopping Center at 2104 US Highway 70 SE, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am, hosted by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.

“I would like to welcome Harbor Freight Tools as a new Shareholder in the Chamber and are very proud they have chosen Hickory as one of their newest locations. We would like the community to stop by and welcome one of the nations’ largest tool and equipment retailers. We wish them great success and we will make every effort to make their transition to the Hickory area a success so they can prosper and grow in our community for years to come”, states Danny Hearn, IOM, CCE, President, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.

Harbor Freight Tools is a traditional favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for deals on a good selection of tools.

The exciting Hickory store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

Grand Opening in Blackwood, NJ!

March 11, 2013 – Harbor Freight Tools continues to fan out with new tool stores across the country, providing incredibly low prices at convenient locations. New Harbor Freight stores are sprouting up with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, March 13, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in Blackwood, NJ!

“We are very excited to be opening the 13th Harbor Freight Tools store in New Jersey and look forward to being a member of the Blackwood community,” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “Our business model is simple: earn our customers’ business by offering quality tools at ridiculously low prices. In difficult economic times, our Business and Do-It-Yourself customers are more cost-conscious than ever and Harbor Freight is here to help. Our tools are made in the same factories as many of the high-priced famous brands, but we cut out the middleman and sell them at a fraction of the price.”

The Blackwood store, located at 5200 Black Horse Pike (aka: Route 42) in the Ganttown Plaza Shopping Center, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am, hosted by the Washington Township Chamber of Commerce.

“We are extremely excited that Harbor Freight has chosen to open their newest location here in Washington Township. We look forward to having a long and successful working relationship with Harbor Freight. They are one of the largest tool and equipment retailers in the United States” states Tom Fletcher President of the Washington Township Chamber of Commerce. “We are happy to have them be part of the community and wish them much success.”

Harbor Freight Tools is a traditional favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for deals on a good selection of tools.

The exciting Blackwood store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

Grand Opening in Orange City, FL!

February 4, 2013 – Harbor Freight Tools continues to expand with new stores across the country, providing low prices at convenient locations. New Harbor Freight stores are sprouting up with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, February 6, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in Orange City, FL!

“We’re thrilled to open the 27th Harbor Freight Tools store in the state of Florida, and proud to be a member of the Orange City community,” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “Our customers can always count on finding the largest selection of quality tools at ridiculously low prices, and know they will always get the best value for their money. In today’s cost-conscious times, Harbor Freight offers a necessary alternative to the ‘big box’ retailers that push high-priced brands with little attention paid to customer needs and service.”

The Orange City store, located at 2401 Enterprise Road (Village Marketplace), will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30pm, hosted by the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Harbor Freight to Orange City”, says Nick Conte, Executive Director of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance. “Harbor Freight has been dedicated to bringing superior quality equipment and tools to the all of communities they serve and I know they will be an outstanding community partner for years to come”.

Harbor Freight Tools is a traditional favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for deals on a good selection of tools.

The exciting Orange City store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

Grand Opening in San Rafael, CA!

 

January 15, 2012– Harbor Freight Tools has been opening new stores across the country with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, January 16, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in San Rafael, CA!

“We’re thrilled to be opening the 54th Harbor Freight Tools store in California and honored by the warm welcome that has been extended to us in San Rafael.” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “At Harbor Freight, both business and do-it-yourself customers always find quality tools at ridiculously low prices. In difficult economic times, they’re more cost-conscious than ever and we’re here to help. Our tools are made in the same factories as many of the high-priced famous brands, but we cut out the middleman and sell them at a fraction of the price.”

The San Rafael store, located at 863 East Francisco Boulevard, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am, hosted by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited to be joined by a retailer with a proven record of community involvement contributing to our economy and our community vitality.” stated Rick Wells, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

Harbor Freight Tools is a traditional favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for deals on a good selection of tools.

The exciting San Rafael store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

Harbor Freight Tools Gives $1.4 Million Donation to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

At 10:00 AM yesterday morning, in downtown Los Angeles, Harbor Freight Tools contributed $1.4 million in tools and equipment to Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education to go towards the city’s trade students. This gesture amounted to 55,000 items– 15 forty-foot truckloads– now available to thousands of students training for new careers. Here’s LAUSD’s press release of the event:

PRESS RELEASE:

January 9, 2013 – During these hard economic times when resources are scarce, School Board President Mónica García welcomes Harbor Freight Tools as an enthusiastic partner ready to support Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Adult Education. Thanks to the $1.4 million gift  of tools and equipment from Harbor Freight Tools and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Smidt, many students in the District’s Division of Adult and Career Education will benefit from high-quality industrial education programs. The donation, in addition to promoting creativity and innovation, will encourage students to turn their passion into a paychecks.

“Our schools and communities are stronger when we have partners that help us get the job done,” said Board President Mónica García. “Thank you Harbor Freight and Eric Smidt for giving us the tools and resources to continue workforce training. Together we can help restore opportunities that are in much demand in our community.”

Harbor Freight invited LAUSD’s industrial career education instructors to visit the company’s Pasadena store to compile “wish” lists. And the shopping lists were long– they asked for and will receive a massive amount of tools and equipment– more than 55,000 items capable of filling 15 forty-foot truck loads. All will be put to good use in industrial education programs for careers in air conditioning repair, electronics, plumbing, construction work and many other fields.

“For far too long, vocational education has not been given the attention and funding it deserves,” said Eric Smidt, CEO of Harbor Freight Tools. “At a time when a well-trained workforce is essential to compete in the global economy, the United States too often falls short. Harbor Freight Tools wants to help turn the tide, and we’re starting at LAUSD where the budget for their Career Technical Education programs is just one quarter of what it was just two years ago. With our tools in Los Angeles classrooms, we can help thousands of students work their way toward meaningful, higher-paying careers.”

“We are grateful for Board President García’s strong and continuous support as evidenced by her outreach and initial contact with Harbor Freight in facilitating this generous donation,” said Michael Romero, Executive Director of the LAUSD Division of Adult & Career Education, Options Programs and Beyond the Bell. “Our current and future technical education students are the winners in this industry partnership.”

ABOUT:

The mission of California’s Career Technical Education (CTE) system is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve a high-quality lifestyle, to be competitive in the global marketplace, and to sustain California’s economic dominance. The LAUSD Career Technical Education training programs focus on short-term, high-quality course sequences that prepare students to earn industry-recognized certification and obtain viable employment. Students receive hands-on training through project-based experiences that meet the requirements and standards of the job market. Career Technical Education will engage every student in high-quality educational programs, developed in partnership with business and industry.

Founded in North Hollywood, CA in 1977 and now based in Calabasas, Harbor Freight Tools is the leading discount tool retailer in the U.S., selling high-quality tools at “ridiculously low prices” in over 400 stores nationwide and on its website, http://harborfreight.com. Harbor Freight Tools stocks over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. With a commitment to quality and a lifetime guarantee on all hand tools, Harbor Freight Tools is a favorite of automotive and truck repair shops, government agencies, schools, manufacturers, contractors and tool enthusiasts who want top-quality and great selection, and value. The results speak for themselves – with over twenty million customers nationwide and thousands of people switching to Harbor Freight Tools every day. Additional information about Harbor Freight Tools and online sales at http://harborfreight.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/harbor.f.tools and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/harborfreight.

Contact: Alan Mutchnik – hft4schools@harborfreight.com

Grand Opening in Naperville, IL and Grand Rapids, MI!

December 17, 2012– Harbor Freight Tools has been opening new stores across the country with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, December 19, at 8:00 a.m., the doors opened wide at the two newest Harbor Freight Tools– this time in Naperville, IL and Grand Rapids, MI.

The Naperville store, located at 443 S. Route 59 (Aurora Marketplace Shopping Center) in the city of Aurora, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am this Wednesday, hosted by the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.

“We are pleased to welcome Harbor Freight Tools to our community and Chamber. The Chamber is excited to help them celebrate the milestone of opening a new location and look forward to their continued success,” says Mike Evans, president and CEO, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Grand Rapids store, located at 3460 Plainfield Avenue NE (Northtown Center Shopping Center), will also feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am Wednesday, hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The vibrancy of the Grand Rapids community was a key factor in Harbor Freight Tools’ decision to expand their retail business into this market,” said Rick Baker, president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased that they also recognize the valuable role Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce plays within the community and that they have chosen to become a member of our organization. We look forward to celebrating their successes.”

The exciting grand opening celebrations will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

Come on by!

Grand Opening in Hillsboro, OR!

 December 10, 2012– Harbor Freight Tools has been opening new stores across the country with unprecedented frequency– especially in these tough economic times– and there’s no slowing down in sight!  This Wednesday, December 12, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools location– this time in Hillsboro, OR!

The Hillsboro store, located at1400 SW Oak Street, Suite A (Sunwest Plaza Shopping Center), will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am, hosted by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

“Harbor Freight Tools is a valued new member to our Chamber and we are proud they have chosen the City of Hillsboro as one of their newest locations. We look forward to a long and exciting working relationship with one of the nation’s largest tool and equipment retailer” states Deanna Palm, President of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. “We wish them great success and will make every effort to make them prosper and grow in our community.”

Harbor Freight Tools is a traditional favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools, fundraisers, and industrial and auto shops, as well as tool enthusiasts and DIYers looking for a good selection of quality, affordable tools and equipment.

The exciting Hillsboro store grand opening celebration will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

See you there!

OC Weekly: Best Hardware Store 2012 – Harbor Freight Tools!

OC Weekly, a news publication with a readership of around a quarter-million in Orange County and Long Beach, California, just released their annual Best of 2012 issue, covering the best and brightest of local restaurants, galleries, local bands and more. This year, under of the category of Best Hardware Store, Harbor Freight Tools was the recognized favorite:

“Whenever a business advertises its opening year, it’s usually a good sign. Harbor Freight Tools has been selling to your granddaddy since 1977. The company began as a mail-order catalog and has since grown into a significant hardware retailer, with stores all over the U.S. Yet it’s not this charming attainment of the good ol’ American dream that makes Harbor Freight the best—it’s that it feels like a neighborhood store right off Main Street. It’s small enough to be manageable, but established enough to carry almost everything you need at ridiculously low prices. Need welding tools, miniature drill bits, bandsaws, jigsaws, lawn gnomes or something you never thought you needed with the American flag on it? Harbor Freight stocks it all.”

Thanks to OC Weekly and all the good people of Orange County and Long Beach who have done business with Harbor Freight!

Grand Opening in Richmond, VA and La Mirada, CA!

October 18, 2012– Harbor Freight Tools has been opening new stores across the country with unprecedented frequency, especially in such tough economic times, and there’s no slowing down in sight!  Last Wednesday, October 17, at 8:00 a.m., the doors opened wide at the two newest Harbor Freight Tools– this time in Richmond, VA and La Mirada, CA.

The Richmond store, located at 8093 West Broad Street (Westland Shopping Center), had a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am, hosted by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

“Harbor Freight Tools is a valuable new member of the Greater Richmond Chamber and of the Richmond Region. We are pleased to welcome them to our community and look forward to promoting their success,” says Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Chamber. “We look forward to a long and exciting working relationship with one of the nation’s largest tool and equipment retailers.”

The La Mirada store, located at 14345 Firestone Blvd., also featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am, hosted by the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce.

“Harbor Freight Tools is a valued member of our Chamber and we are proud to welcome them as they open their newest location in La Mirada,” states Dustin L Dahl, President of the Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to supporting them as they integrate and grow into one of the many successful companies thriving in the La Mirada community.”

The exciting grand opening celebrations are featuring huge discounts at up to 80% off. Come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say “hello!”

Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.

Come on by!