With more than 12,000 products in its inventory, Northern Tool & Equipment Company is billed as “the ultimate source of tools and equipment.” For more than 20 years, the company has marketed a wide range of tools, power equipment and accessories to individuals and businesses, including automotive shops, grounds maintenance professionals, and contractors. Northern Tool reaches its customers worldwide through mail order catalogs and its e-commerce website at northerntool.com. Headquartered in Burnsville, MN, this dynamic company also has more than 40 retail stores in ten U.S. states.
The latest addition to their list of retail stores is a newly constructed 25,000 SF building in Grand Prairie, Texas. Construction for this new store began on February 16, 2004, with the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) issued on June 9. Bob Moore Construction was the general contractor for this new building, working with architect JKLA, Inc. out of Mission, KS. The property owner is Centdev Properties in Cornelius, NC.
The new store features a large open area with shelving for thousands of products. A loading dock in the rear of the building provides for easy delivery of new product shipments. The building also houses several administrative offices, a maintenance facility and an employee break room. The store is finished in the company’s blue and white color scheme, with a large decorative façade at the front. A fenced, outdoor equipment yard houses larger pieces of equipment to the side of the store.