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Westlake to Buy St. Louis Ace

Westlake Ace Hardware, Lenexa, Ks., will purchase Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware, Maryland Heights, Mo. The deal is set to close on July 27.

Westlake Ace Hardware, Lenexa, Ks., will purchase Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware, Maryland Heights, Mo.

The deal is set to close on July 27.

Expecting a seamless transition, the 14,500-sq. ft. store will retain management, staff and much of its current product mix. Westlake currently owns two locations in the area—in St. Louis and Brentwood, Mo.

“Since opening this store in 2010, it’s been our pleasure to serve the west St. Louis county area and continue my family’s tradition of offering quality products and outstanding customer service,” said Jeff Brandt, owner of Brandt & Son. “Though I will miss our employees—all of whom I consider a part of my family—and customers, the fact that Westlake Ace Hardware shares our values of community support, reliable and helpful advice, and treating employees like family makes the decision to hand over the reins to them easier.”

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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