RONA affiliate opens expanded store

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has joined dealer-owner Bobby Tinkler to celebrate the grand opening of the new RONA Tinsco store in Rawdon, Que. The result of a $4 million investment, the new store is twice the size of its predecessor. It now offers an appliance assortment on site as well as a wider selection of seasonal products, building materials and interior finishing products. This expansion has led to the creation of some 15 jobs. “We were starting to feel cramped in our little downtown hardware store,” said Tinkler. “To continue meeting the growing needs of our retail customers and improve our service offering to local contractors, we built a new store and moved our operations, just in time for our 30th anniversary.” With a total surface area of 32,000 square feet, the store includes a 16,000-square-foot sales floor, a 3,000-square-foot garden centre, a 7,000-square-foot indoor lumber yard and a 40,000-square-foot outdoor lumber yard with drive-through. The new showroom features an extensive selection of patio furniture in addition to the new appliance department.