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Inside Bulloch Business - Harbor Freight Tools Opens Tuesday in Boro
Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight Tools will open their newest store in Statesboro a month earlier than they had anticipated.  

Originally forecast to open July 4, the 15,000-square-foot store at 24118 Highway 80 East, directly across the street from Parker’s and the former Applebee’s Restaurant, will open Tuesday at 8 a.m. Harbor Freight is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Statesboro Harbor Freight will have 35 to 40 employees and is the third one in the area to open. The Savannah store has been open for years and the Vidalia store opened last year.

“We're thrilled to be opening our 26th Harbor Freight Tools store in Georgia and very pleased by the warm welcome we've received in Statesboro," said Eric Smidt, president of Harbor Freight Tools. "At Harbor Freight, we're all about delivering high quality tools at ridiculously low prices. 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.” 

Harbor Freight was founded in North Hollywood, Calif., in 1977 and is now based in Calabasas, Calif. The company is a leading discount tool retailer in the U.S., selling high quality tools at what the store calls "ridiculously low prices" in more than 850 stores nationwide and on its website 

Harbor Freight Tools stocks more than 7,000 items in categories including automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. Smidt said the company has a commitment to quality and a lifetime guarantee on all hand tools and it is a favorite of automotive and truck repair shops, government agencies, schools, manufacturers, contractors and tool enthusiasts who want top-quality, great selection and value. 

The popularity of Harbor Freight Tools speaks for themselves with more than 30 million customers nationwide.  

“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,” Smidt said. “We invite everyone in the Statesboro area to visit our new store at 24148 Highway 80 East and see why if you buy tools anywhere else, you're throwing your money away.” 

The official grand opening of Harbor Freight Tools will be on June 13. Until then, head on out and check out Statesboro’s newest store.  

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