Harbor Freight coming to Jasper’s north side

From Local Sources

JASPER — Harbor Freight, which sells “quality tools at ridiculously low prices,” is coming to the Germantown Shopping Center located on the west side of U.S. 231 on Jasper’s north side.

Germantown owner Regency Properties’ website, lists that the 16,291-square-foot store will be located at the north end of the shopping center at 3885 N. Newton St. According to information provided by Harbor Freight’s media department, the new store will have a soft opening in late November and a grand opening sometime in mid-December.

It will employ 35 to 40 people. Sales associate positions as well as manager positions have already been posted on the company’s website, www.harborfreight.com.

“We’re thrilled to be opening our 20th Harbor Freight Tools store in Indiana and very pleased by the warm welcome we’ve received in Jasper,” said Eric Smidt, president of Harbor Freight Tools. “At Harbor Freight, we’re all about delivering high quality tools at ridiculously low prices. We do it by manufacturing our tools at the same factories as the expensive brands, but we cut out the middle man and pass the savings on to our customers.”

Founded in North Hollywood, California in 1977 and now based in Calabasas, California, Harbor Freight has more than 800 store locations nationwide. The stores stock over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. All hand tools also have a lifetime guarantee.

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