Opening Of New RONA Affiliate Dealer Store In Casselman (ON)
Boucherville, Quebec, June 22, 2017 – Lowe’s Canada is proud to announce the opening of the fifth store belonging to its affiliate dealer RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson, located at 8 Racine Street in Casselman, Ontario. With this store, the team at RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson wishes to better serve the region of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, where demand from contractors is growing. Resulting from a $6 million investment, the new RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson store in Casselman has created 25 new jobs, bringing the total number of jobs across the company to 300. The store, which has a retail sales area of 12,000 square feet, also includes a lumber yard of 150,000 square feet, which will meet the specific needs of its customers.
“On behalf of myself and the entire division dedicated to RONA affiliate dealers at Lowe’s Canada, I am extremely proud to witness the success of RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson. With its robust and strategically planned growth – five stores and three divisions –, it is a perfect example of how opportunities are unlimited for ambitious entrepreneurs, thanks to the support of Lowe’s Canada, and we are pleased to contribute to the success of the team’s projects,” said Philippe Element, Divisional Vice-President, RONA Affiliate Dealer Sales and Services, at Lowe’s Canada.
“We are a dynamic and fast-growing team that thrives on challenges! RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson has a vision for growth, and in the past five years, we have more than doubled our sales. We know that Lowe’s Canada is proud of our development and believes in entrepreneurs like us. Their support is dear to us,” said Éric and Stéphane Bailey, co-owners of the five RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson stores.
In addition to serving retail customers, RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson specializes in serving general and specialized contractors, mainly in the residential and commercial sectors. Self-builders also make up an important segment of its customer base. To ensure the satisfaction of its customers, RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson relies on flexible, precise and fast service at each stage of their projects. The team understands the issues associated with construction sites, and therefore knows how to help contractors make their projects profitable.
Matériaux Pont-Masson was founded in 1979 by Richard Bailey, father of current co-owners Éric and Stéphane Bailey. The company joined the RONA family in 1996. Richard Bailey continues to work for the company as an advisor to the management. Like the other four RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson stores, the Casselman store will offer a complete engineering and estimation service, a financing service, a sales office exclusively for contractors and self-builders, along with a lumber yard with an extensive inventory. The usual services of the RONA banner (delivery, cutting, paint recovery, etc.) will also be available.
The four other RONA Matériaux Pont-Masson stores are located in Valleyfield, Rigaud and Mirabel, Quebec, and in Alfred, Ontario. In addition to its five stores, Matériaux Pont-Masson also consists of three divisions: Matériaux Design, a showroom for interior and exterior home finishes; Arctic Supplies, a division for exporting to the Far North; and Structure du Nord, a factory for manufacturing roof trusses.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers.