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The year was 1985. We tore down walls and built onto the hardware store in Doraville. We added nearly 5400 square feet to the building and moved the fasteners to the area that everyone refers to as “the bolt room.” That back left corner of the store has seen some change over 25 years (we did change from the bulk bins but for the most part it remained the same.

Howard Brothers Doraville Expansion 1985

Howard Brothers Doraville Expansion 1985

Webster Stringer and Craig Huckaby

Webster Stringer and Craig Huckaby at Howard Brothers Doraville – 1985

The old bolt room was something you just had to experience. The aisles were tight. The lighting wasn’t all that great. The cabinets and boxes were stacked to the ceiling… but if it was a fastener… we had it. We could help you find it.

 

Old Howard Brothers Doraville Bolt Room - Aisle 1

Old Howard Brothers Doraville Bolt Room – Aisle 1

Old Howard Brothers Doraville Bolt Room - Aisle 2

Old Howard Brothers Doraville Bolt Room – Aisle 2

We’re constantly trying to make our stores better for our customers and included in that is the occasional reset.

This is not your typical reset!

We knew that we wanted to completely relocate the section since it is a huge destination for fasteners in the Doraville and Tucker area. We needed to expand it and frankly, we were out of space.

Relocating the fasteners to another section of the store has required months of preparation. Ultimately, we had to have real estate to move it. This meant clearing out about 144 linear feet of product!

 

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Then the manual labor of moving bolt cabinets can begin.

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

New Fastener Section at Howard Brothers Doraville

With the new space, we’re going to be able to get similar products closer to each other. It just makes sense.

Are we done? No! There’s still a lot to do, but WOW what a difference. We still have the same about of fasteners as we always had, but we’re gonna be able to grow our fasteners even more. We easily have the best bolt/nut/fastener department in Atlanta. (Although it is a toss up whether or not our Doraville, Duluth or Oakwood stores are the best)

We hope that you’ll come in and check out the new section in Doraville. We have the hard to find fasteners and if not, we’ll get it for you.

Give Doraville a call if you need something (770-449-1819) or come on in!

Oh yeah… don’t worry. There’s a plan for the old bolt room. We gotta use every square inch we can to display all the hardware products we sell!