Westlake continues its expansions, this time all the way to Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Lenexa, Kansas-based hardware store chain and retail division of Ace Hardware Corp. agreed to acquire the two-store chain Ace Hardware of Raleigh, with locations at North Ridge Shopping Center (6196 Falls of Neuse Road) and Falls River Shopping Center (10930 Raven Ridge Road).

The move follows an agreement to buy Seagoville (Texas) Ace.

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