Ace is the Place
Ace Hardware has renovated and moved into the former headquarters of McDonalds in Oak Brook, IL, according to HardwareRetailing.com
Ace, with construction partner Skender, transformed the previously unoccupied space into a modern workplace to foster enhanced collaboration among its over 1,100 locally based team members to better serve store owners and shareholders, according to Ace Hardware corporate vice president of marketing Jeff Gooding.
The completed space features open workstations, 150 conference rooms, 12 cafes and pantries, a fitness center, conference center, multipurpose room, large cafeteria, dining center and a variety of collaboration spaces and amenities. Ace’s former headquarters are also in Oak Brook.
ChainStore Age also reported that "Ace Hardware plans to open a new retail support center (RSC) in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility, spanning approximately 1.5 million square feet, is projected to be fully operational in 2025, and is expected to provide employment opportunities to over 350 people."
"Ace Hardware says it is building the new facility to balance its current distribution network and meet the needs of its growing business. In the last 10 years, Ace Hardware has increased its retail sales by $12 billion, and also experienced 11 consecutive years of new domestic store growth, resulting in the opening of 850 new stores in the past five years."