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 – Louisville, KY!

September 4, 2012– On Wednesday, September 5th at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools, located at 3943 Seventh Street Rd. (Southland Terrace Shopping Center) in the city of Louisville. The Grand Opening Sale will have discounts at up to 80% off, and will be accompanied by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00a.m., hosted there by The Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

“We are thrilled to welcome Harbor Freight Tools to Louisville and as a new member of Greater Louisville Inc.,” said Tracee Troutt, interim CEO of GLI. “We congratulate them on this grand opening and look forward to many future successes as a vibrant member of the Greater Louisville business community.”

Come join the celebration, browse the huge 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 Openings in Hyannis, MA and Downey, CA!

 

August 13, 2012– On Wednesday, August 15th, at 8:00 a.m., the doors are swinging wide at the two newest Harbor Freight Tools stores, located at 640 Iyannough Rd in Hyannis, MA, and 12056 Lakewood Boulevard in the city of Downey, CA. The Grand Opening Sales will feature huge discounts at up to 80% off at both locations, and will be accompanied by ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 11:00a.m.

Hosting the Hyannis event will be the The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Harbor Freight Tools is a valued new member to our Chamber and are proud they have chosen Hyannis 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” says Jessica Sylver, President/CEO of the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce. “We wish them great success and will make every effort to make them prosper and grow in our community.”

The Downey Chamber of Commerce will be doing the honors at the new California store:

“The Downey Chamber is thrilled that Harbor Freight Tools has become one of our newest members,” said Susan Nordin, Executive Director of the Downey Chamber of Commerce. “As the nation’s largest discount tool and equipment retailer, it’s great news that they are investing in our community by opening their new Downey location. We look forward to helping grow their business and wish them long-term success here.”

Come join the celebration, 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 – Waterbury, CT

 

August 6, 2012– On Wednesday, August 8th at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at the newest Harbor Freight Tools, located at 650 Wolcott Street in the city of Waterbury. The Grand Opening Sale will have discounts at up to 80% off, and will be accompanied by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00a.m., hosted there by The Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“The Waterbury Regional Chamber is thrilled that Harbor Freight Tools has become one of our newest members,” said Cathy Dalton, Chamber Membership Director. “As the nation’s largest discount tool and equipment retailer, it’s great news that they are investing in our community by opening their Wolcott Street location. We look forward to helping grow their business in the greater Waterbury area and wish them long-term success here.”

Come join the celebration, browse the huge 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 Openings for Three New Harbor Freight Tools Stores!

Today, July 11th at 8:00am, the doors swung wide for three new Harbor Freight Tools; in Pennsauken, NJ, Medford, MA and Lakewood, CO. In celebration, each store is having a special Grand Opening Sale, with select merchandise discounted as much as 80%.

In Pennsauken, NJ, at 3:30pm, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted by the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Major John Kneib. The Medford, MA store will also have ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am local time, hosted by the Medford Chamber of Commerce and attended by City Councilman Rick Caraviello. At the Lakewood, CO location, the ceremony is hosted by the West Chamber of Commerce and attended by City Councilman Scott Koop.

“Our business model is simple,” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “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.”

If you’re in the area of any of our three new stores, come join the celebration and enjoy the savings—or, just come in to say, “hi.” We’d love to see you!

Pennsauken location: 5247 Marlton Pike (in the Point Shopping Center), 856-488-3524

Medford location: 30 Commercial Street, Unit #2, 781-393-1976

Lakewood location: 10750 West Colfax Avenue, #150 (West Colfax Shopping Center), 303-237-4740

 

Harbor Freight Tools Grand Opening – Covina, CA!

July 2, 2012 - On Thursday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m., the doors of the newest Harbor Freight — located at 440 W. Arrow Highway in Covina, CA– will burst open to a special Grand Opening Sale, with merchandise discounted at up to 80%. Later, at 11:00 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted there by The Covina Chamber of Commerce.

“On behalf of the Covina Chamber of Commerce, I want to welcome Harbor Freight Tools to Covina,” said Chamber President & CEO, Dawn Nelson. “Their reputation for selling high-quality tools precedes them and we feel they are an exciting asset to our business community. We are honored to be part of their Grand Opening and wish them many years of success.”

Come join the party, 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 Of Avondale, AZ Store April 18

Heads up Arizona! Harbor Freight is pleased to announce our newest store located in the Avondale Plaza Shopping Center at 1450 N. Dysart Road in the city of Avondale.

“We’re thrilled to open the 10th Harbor Freight Tools store in the state of Arizona, and proud to be a member of the Avondale 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.”

On Wednesday, April 18th, doors open at 8:00 a.m. for Harbor Freight Avondale’s special Grand Opening Sale, with select merchandise discounted as much as 80 percent. At 11:00 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce will also be held.

“The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to count Harbor Freight Tools as a member,” said Sharolyn Hohman, Chamber President/CEO. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact they will make in the business community and wish them much success in their new location in Avondale.”

New Harbor Freight Tools Store in Danvers, Massachusetts

Danvers, Massachussets Ribbon Cutting

Grand Opening, Danvers, Massachusetts

Harbor Freight’s new store in Danvers, Massachusetts, celebrated its recent grand opening with a donation of more than $1000.00 in heavy duty power tools, hand tools, and much-needed supplies to Essex Agricultural and Technical High School - also known as “Essex Aggie.” The donation will help students in the school’s Landscape and Arboriculture program, which focuses on landscape design and construction, arboriculture, and small engine repair. Students also develop basic skills in arboriculture and urban forestry. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce and the ribbon was cut with One Stop Gardens garden shears (Item #96849) by Essex Aggie students Lizzy Archer and Drew Bissell.

Standing, from l to r: Bob Kimball, District Manager for Harbor Freight Tools; Al Goldstein, Manager of Harbor Freight Tools in Danvers; Danielle Brazill, Director of Member Services for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce; Lizzy Archer, landscaping/arboriculture student at Essex Aggie; Roger Bourgeois, Superintendent-Director of Essex Aggie; Drew Bissell, landscaping/arboriculture student at Essex Aggie; Bob Bradford, President of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce; Steve Noble, Plant Science Dept. Head at Essex Aggie.