Ace buys Jensen Distribution

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware has acquired Jensen Distribution Services, a 131-year-old distributor of hardlines goods. Founded in 1883, and based in Spokane, Wash., Jensen Distribution Services is a wholesale hardware distributor with approximately $150 million in wholesale revenue that serves more than 2,000 customers in 11 Western states. Jensen carries more than 65,000 items, including household hardware, hand and power tools, electrical, paint and sundries, outdoor living, housewares, automotive, and lawn and garden products.