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Harbor Freight Tools setting up shop in Greer

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Harbor Freight Tools is opening its 11th store in the state in Greer at 1301 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

Jim Fair

Harbor Freight Tools is opening its 11th store in the state in Greer at 1301 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

 



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Mark McMakin, right, and Jerome Harris, brick masons, work on preparing the Harbor Freight Tools store. McMakin is the cousin of Steve McMakin, a standout football player with Clemson, 1969-71, and in the NFL.
 
 
 

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Mark McMakin, right, and Jerome Harris, brick masons, work on preparing the Harbor Freight Tools store. McMakin is the cousin of Steve McMakin, a standout football player with Clemson, 1969-71, and in the NFL.

 

 

 

A leading discount tool retailer is setting up shop in Greer.

Harbor Freight Tools, which stocks more than 7,000 items, is scheduled to open Oct. 20 at 1301 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., next to Staples.

“We're thrilled to be opening our 11th Harbor Freight Tools store in South Carolina and very pleased by the warm welcome we've received in Greer," Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools, said.

The store is hiring 35-40 employees. The grand opening is Nov. 4 and a Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-29, huge parking lot sale is planned.

The store’s inventory includes items in automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. The company, headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., promotes itself as a leading discount tool retailer by selling quality tools at “ridiculously low prices.”

The Greer store will be between Greenville and Spartanburg. All stores are virtually located on Hwy. 29 with Spartanburg’s near WestGate Mall and Greenville’s location just off Hwy. 29 at K Mart Plaza. More than 600 stores nationwide are open with Rock Hill the latest to open in South Carolina.

"At Harbor Freight, we're all about delivering high quality tools at ridiculously low prices,” Smidt said. “We do it by manufacturing our tools at the same factories as the expensive brands, but we cut out the middle man and pass the savings on to our customers. 

“We've also invested millions of dollars to build and operate our own state-of-the-art quality test labs to ensure that we're constantly driving quality at the lowest possible price,” he said.

 

 

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