/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Lowe's Canada to celebrate official opening of new 1.3 million square foot Distribution Centre in Milton, Ontario/

New Lowe's distribution facility will support company's future growth in Canada

MILTON, ON, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Lowe's, the second largest home improvement retailer in the world will be celebrating the grand opening of its new Distribution Centre at 8450 Boston Church Road in Milton.  Mayor Gordon Krantz will join Lowe's Canada executives and employees for an official board cutting and community grant presentation, followed by a 45 minute guided tour of the new facility.

What:             

Grand opening of Lowe's new Regional Distribution Centre including a board cutting and community grant presentation to The StopGap Foundation, and 45 minute guided tour.



When:             

Tuesday December 1st, 2015


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Photo Op – Ceremonial Board Cutting and Charitable Donation)


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Guided Site Tours)



Who:                  

The Honourable Gordon Krantz, Mayor of Milton


The Honourable Lisa Raitt, MP in the Milton Riding


Mario Paradis, Senior Director of Distribution, Lowe's Canada


Gregor Stuart, Vice President of Supply Chain, Lowe's Canada


Representative from The StopGap Foundation



Where:               

8450 Boston Church Road


Milton, ON

The 1.3 million sq./ft. state of the art facility will be fully operational in time for the busy Holiday season with 70,000 spaces to hold products to meet customers' home improvement needs. With 197 bay doors and a fully automated conveyance system, the new Lowe's Distribution Centre is strategically located to serve the company's current and future stores.

In July 2015, Lowe's announced plans to open 14 new stores in Canada bringing its total store count to 54 locations. Since then, an additional store has also been announced in Cornwall, Ontario. Lowe's opened its 40th store in Saskatoon this past August, with its next locations set to open in Ancaster and Mississauga in early 2016.

About Lowe's

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online. With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and 265,000 employees. In Canada, Lowe's opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 40 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

SOURCE Lowe's Canada

For further information: For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact: Katie Wagar, Lowe's Canada, 416-730-7504 (office), 416-988-0144 (cell), katie.e.wagar@lowes.com

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