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Busy Beaver Opens in New Castle, PA on September 14 with Grand Opening Event on September 22


Busy Beaver Opens in New Castle, PA on September 14 with Grand Opening Event on September 22

Event on 9/22 includes animals from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Shenango H.S. band; fire department trucks; kid's activities, prizes and more

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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver will open its newest store located at 2640 Ellwood Road in New Castle, PA 16101 on September 14, 2018. This location is the third new store that has opened for the neighborhood home improvement retailer this year.

Similar to Busy Beaver's new Grove City and Greenville, PA locations that opened earlier in 2018, the 40,000 sq. ft. New Castle Store features an expanded seasonal department, a drive-thru lumber yard, a farm and ranch department, and a designated contractor service center. The New Castle Busy Beaver store brings approximately 15 new full-time and 10-15 part-time jobs to the region.

Busy Beaver first opened in 1962 when the company started with a few lumberyards in the Pittsburgh area. It now has 21 locations and more than 350 employees across Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

Joe Kallen, chief executive officer and majority owner of Busy Beaver since 2013, has revitalized the brand by growing the chain from 14 to 21 stores. Under Kallen's leadership, Busy Beaver has also renovated half of its original stores. In 2015, it joined the True-Value co-op to better serve customers and support growth.

Kallen is passionate about training all Busy Beaver employees to deliver on the brand's promise of legendary customer service. He's committed to ensuring that customers can find what they need and get knowledgeable help each time they visit. Kallen and the team have built a customer-centric culture across the entire company, where true teamwork is in action every day, and employees inspire one another to meet their goals. The result is a positive experience and strong relationships for both customers and employees.

On Saturday, September 22, the New Castle location will also host a Grand Opening event with family-friendly activities, giveaways and events. Activities include:

  • Shenango High School Band performs at 8:45am
  • First 100 customers in line at 9am will receive a $50 Busy Beaver gift card
  • Board Cutting Ceremony begins at 9am
  • Participate in the Store Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win some great prizes
  • Kid's activities from 10am2pm including a bounce house, make your own sand art creation, caramel apple bar, balloon animals & face painting by Dragonfly Balloons
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium hosts animal visits from 10am-Noon
  • Y-103 Classic Rock radio broadcast from 10am-noon, chance to win prizes
  • Learn about fire safety with the Shenango Township Fire Department
  • Donate to Make-A-Wish for a chance to win a FREE pressure washer

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About Busy Beaver:
Busy Beaver was founded in 1962 with three lumber yards located in Clairton, Verona and Carnegie, PA. The company quickly expanded and began opening full-line home improvement centers throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Currently, Busy Beaver operates 20 stores in three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and employs more than 350 people. As of September 2013, Busy Beaver has been operating under new, local ownership. The company is committed to providing legendary customer service and a customer-centric in-store experience at each of its neighborhood home improvement centers.

Twitter: @getbusybeaver


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