Everything about the Home Depot story is big, starting with the company’s longtime nickname: Big Orange.

Then there’s the impact that the Atlanta-based company has had on the retail industry since its first stores opened here in 1979. Home Depot helped to define the modern home improvement sector of that business, and that led to $88.5 billion in revenue for FY 2015, 2200 North American stores and some 385,000 associates.

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