Port Hardy Ace Goes Corporate

Peavey Industries LP and ACE Canada have acquired Port Hardy ACE Hardware as a corporate store. Formerly an independent dealer-owned ACE outlet with a long history in Port Hardy, BC, this location has been in operation since the 1980s. Always a part of the same family of companies, the store began as Macleods and transitioned to True Value in the early 1990s; it was rebranded once more to Tru Hardware before final realignment to ACE Hardware in 2015. It became part of Peavey Industries when the latter acquired the ACE Canada brand in 2020. Dealer owners Vera and Terry Smyth served the Port Hardy community for 35 years.