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Northwest Hardware Coming to Henry County

Jun 28, 2012

Contact: Mark Heath
Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation

Tim Hall
Deputy County Administrator
Henry County

                              Northwest Hardware Coming to Henry County

Martinsville, VA (June 28, 2012) - The Henry County Board of Supervisors and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce that Northwest True Value Hardware, a family-owned hardware store based in Roanoke Virginia, will invest $1.5 million to open a new retail store in Henry County. This project will create 12 new jobs.

The company will be constructing a new 20,000 sf. building at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 220 near the Town of Ridgeway in southern Henry County. The store is expected to open in early 2013. The general contractor will be named soon.

Northwest True Value Hardware currently operates six retail stores in and around the Roanoke area. The stores serve the basic needs of homeowners and contractors, as well as modern day customers looking for natural solutions. The company provides extensive product lines in seven major categories - paint, plumbing, lawn & garden, hardware, housewares, tools and electrical. The store will sell quality brands such as Benjamin Moore Paints, Stihl Power tools, Lodge Cast Iron Skillets, Weber Grills, etc.

Lee Overstreet, Owner and Vice President of Northwest Hardware said, "There are many fine homes in the Martinsville-Henry County area, and the homeowner is our best customer. We feel this new location is convenient and visible to the thousands of potential customers."

"Having Northwest True Value Hardware choose Henry County for its newest venture is a coup for our area," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Adams. "We look forward to working with the company."

"We are excited to welcome Northwest True Value Hardware to Henry County," says Mark Heath, President/CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. "The company has a tremendous reputation and it will be a great fit for our retail community."


The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.

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