National Retailer Coming to Shallotte

by Oct 29, 2021Business, South Brunswick

Harbor Freight Tools signs deal to open a new location in Shallotte and will be hiring up to 30 local workers.

Harbor Freight Tools, a retailer of quality tools at low prices, has announced that it will be opening a new store in Shallotte. The new store will be located at 4600 Main Street and is expected to open late this fall. An official opening date will be announced closer to opening.

Harbor Freight Tools is a family-owned company that started in Southern California in 1977, when 17-year-old Eric Smidt began transforming his father’s small phone sales business into a successful mail order company, bypassing the resellers, dealing directly with factories and passing the savings on to the customer. The company opened its first store in 1980. Today Harbor Freight Tools has more than 1,200 stores across the country, 24,000 associates and more than 40 million customers. Harbor Freight Tools is one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers, opening two new stores every week.

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Construction has already begun at the Shallotte location, using local workers and companies from the surrounding Shallotte area.
“We’ve been looking to open a location in Shallotte for a number of years so that we can provide the tools and equipment at tremendous values to the community,” says Trey Feiler, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction for Harbor Freight Tools.

“In addition to finding a great location, we were attracted by the availability of great associates in the Shallotte area, and we look forward to having them join the Harbor Freight team.”

The store is expected to bring between 25 and 30 new jobs to the community, including sales and logistic supervisors, senior associates, sales associates and seasonal opportunities as well. Harbor Freight Tools offers a competitive starting rate along with a best-in-class retail benefits package that includes robust health coverage and Thanksgiving and Christmas off.

Harbor Freight provides stability and the opportunity to advance in a company that continues to grow, with over 24,000 associates and more than 1,200 locations nationwide. Harbor Freight recognizes that its people are key to its success and is committed to being the best place to work in any industry. In 2021, Forbes Magazine recognized Harbor Freight as the country’s number one employer for veterans across all industries, one of the top employers in terms of diversity, a top employer for women and one of the top 20 large employers in all of retail. has also recognized the company as a top employer for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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