More than 100 people will be out of their jobs when a Perrysburg hardware store support center closes in October.
Ace Hardware notified the state of Ohio on Friday that it has ordered the permanent closure of its Toledo Ohio Retail Support Center, 959 Fifth Street in Perrysburg, on or about October 9, 2014.
In total more than 104 workers will be affected by the closure, including 51 warehouse employees, 10 support staff, 27 full-time drivers, 16 supervisors or managers, and workers represented by Teamsters Local Union No. 20.
The Perrysburg location is a distribution center that supplies finished hardware, do-it-yourself, and hardware-related products to independently-owned and operated Ace Hardware dealers.
The first employee separations are expected to take place as early as July 25. Operations and employees will continue to be phased out through the October 9 closure date.