Canac continues to pursue expansion

Canac is set to open its 31st outlet this week in La Prairie, Que. The 40,000-square-foot store is endowed with a 10,000-square-foot outdoor garden centre and a lumber yard of 24,000 square feet. Representing an investment of $10 million, the new location will create 125 new jobs. Construction of the chain’s next store, in Contrecœur, is slated to begin in the summer. Canac’s expansion push also includes plans for its first Ontario store, in Hawkesbury, and a new LBM distribution facility in Drummondville, Que., to replace its two existing warehouses.