Harbor Freight Tools - Quality tools and equipment
Harbor Freight Tools
Harbor Freight Tools is a privately-held tool and equipment discounter with stores nationwide. The company buys their products directly from the factory to keep their prices low and customers happy. Besides having a lower price point, the products are sold depending on quality. This means the company puts their tools and equipment through stress tests that exceeds the average use. Harbor Freight tools carries over 7,000 products from brand names such as US General, Central Pneumatic, Pittsburgh, and Chicago Electric. These items include power, hand, and air tools, engines and generators, and garage and shop accessories. Household items are also on sale in stores, such as lighting and paint, and yard equipment like lawn mowers and hoses. Automotive and motorcycle tools are available as well, which include lifts and specialized hardware to get the job done. If you are a frequent buyer, then it makes sense to join their Inside Track Club to receive exclusive monthly offers, early access to parking lot sales, and member-only deals.
Harbor Freight Tools - From catalog to brick and mortar
Harbor Freight Tools was founded in 1977 in California by Eric Smidt and his father, and originally was a mail-order business. As the mail-order business grew, the company started to acquire other small tool catalog businesses and US General, another tool and equipment distributor. In 1980, Harbor Freight Tools opened its first retail store in Lexington, Kentucky, and proved to be successful and grew into their business model. Today, the company runs over 450 stores across the US and employs over 11,000 workers.