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Menards


North Platte, Nebraska

November 12, 2022

Revenue US$ 11.8 billion (2020)


Owner. Menard, Inc.


Number of employees. 45,000 (2020)



Menards is an American home improvement retail company headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Menards is owned by founder John Menard Jr. through his privately held company, Menard, Inc.

The company has 335 stores in 15 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; there are also plans to expand into Pennsylvania. Company history

In 1958, John Menard Jr. began building post-frame buildings to finance his college education. By the end of 1959, he found it necessary to hire extra crews, and to purchase more equipment to keep up with demand. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1962, Menard purchased land in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and built an office and shop. The company was founded in 1960 [3] and incorporated in 1962.

Menards was founded as Menard Cashway Lumber. In the mid-1980s, the "Cashway Lumber" name was dropped and the business became simply known to this day as Menards. In 2007, Menards opened its third and fourth distribution centers in Holiday City, Ohio, and Shelby, Iowa, which are 669,000 square feet and 735,000 square feet, respectively. A fifth manufacturing and distribution center in Ravenna, Ohio began construction in Spring 2022 after a two-year-long delay. The distribution center in Ravenna will supplement the chain's expansion into Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

In 2020, Menards expanded into West Virginia, opening three locations in that state: one in Wheeling, another in Morgantown, and the last one in Huntington. In 2022, Menards announced that they will open a store on WV Route 279 in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Other locations are currently in the works: Zanesville, Ohio, Richmond, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Youngstown, Ohio, and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the first location in that state.

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cnesbit
13 nov. 2022

I wish Menards was in my area of North Carolina. Home Depot and Lowes need some competition.

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