Aco Nears Completion of Transition to Ace Hardware


Farmington Hills-based Aco Hardware, founded in 1946 as Traskos Brothers Hardware Depot, is clearing out its inventories of all its stores starting today as it transitions into Great Lakes Ace Hardware, the nation’s largest hardware cooperative.

The changeover means sale prices at all its remaining stores in metro Detroit, Lansing, Jackson, and Monroe, says Mark VanderBerg, Aco’s president. Aco, which employs approximately 850 workers, began converting the first of its stores in January.

The company annouced today it will open six stores on Saturday — in Clinton Township, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Warren, and Waterford — bringing the total number of recently converted stores to 12. The remaining locations are expected to be completed by August.

Among the new offerings, the converted stores offer more brand names like Craftsman and Valspar, VandenBerg says. “We welcome everyone to not only take advantage of the sales going on now, but also come back when the stores reopen to renew their relationships with many of the same staff they have gotten to know over the years.”

The final locations slated for conversion include:

  • 1525B W. Maumee St., Adrian
  • 15819 Southfield Rd., Allen Park
  • 1581 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek
  • 412 S. Main St., Brooklyn
  • 1103 S. Main St., Chelsea
  • 22611 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • 26520 Ford RD, Dearborn Heights
  • 31580 Grand River Ave., Farmington
  • 1711 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson
  • 600 Frandor Ave., Lansing
  • 3584 Fort St., Lincoln Park
  • 29567 Five Mile Rd., Livonia
  • 37133 Six Mile Rd., Livonia
  • 860 S. Monroe St., Monroe
  • 41800 W. Ten Mile Rd., Novi
  • 25379 Grand River Ave., Redford
  • 9395 Telegraph Rd., Redford
  • 44441 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth
  • 423 East Michigan Ave, Saline
  • 14441 Eureka Rd., Southgate
  • 22291 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon
  • 23135 Ecorse, Taylor
  • 1438 West Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh
  • 3080 Van Horn Rd., Trenton
  • 31059 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • 140 South Merriman Road, Westland

Note: This article was updated at 12:55 p.m.

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