70 years ago, in the sleepy town of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, a legend was born. Here, Lucious Smith Lowe began crafting his empire that would eventually stretch across North Amerca, Central America, and even Australia. Of course, this could be none other than the infamous Lowes Companies, Inc. The famous retail home improvement and appliance store has been serving loyal customers since 1946 and continues to expand at an impressive rate. While not as big as it’s competitor Home Depot,  the company continues to rank in the top 50 in the Fortune 500 list.

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