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Carr Hardware acquires fellow locally owned business Lee Hardware

LEE — In an acquisition that unites two longtime Berkshire hardware store families, Carr Hardware is purchasing Lee Hardware. Strengthening their footprint in Lee, Carr expects to close its acquisition of Lee Hardware September 27.

Carr will continue operating as Lee Hardware True Value with no interruption in service. In business since the 1940s, Joey Scapin has owned and run the store since 1991 and will stay on to ensure a smooth transition.

The store will retain management, store personnel, and shoppers will still find their favorite brands. Down the street, Carr Hardware will also continue to operate a sister location. With plans to increase and differentiate products in both hardware stores, customers will have a broader range of shopping opportunities.

Carr Hardware & Supply Company, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Sam Carr. In 1962, the Raser family purchased the business and…

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