Marvin's expands in Alabama
Leeds, Ala.-based Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers will open a new store in Monroeville, Ala., this spring. The store will be the company's 27th home center and will be built on the site of a former Food World grocery store.
The new, 35,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to be open for business in late May. The location will include an attached lawn and garden center and drive-through lumberyard.
“We’ve been working toward the goal of opening a store to serve Monroeville for quite some time," said Marvin's CEO Darrin Gilliam. "Our research indicates we will capture a great deal of sales that are currently being served outside of Monroe County."
Marvin's will hire 25 or more associates to work in the new store. "We like to hire friendly people from the community. All of our stores have a 'hometown' feel," Gilliam said.
The new store in Monroeville is the one of two new stores Marvin’s is planning to open in 2011. Marvin's currently operates 26 stores in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. Marvin’s was named the 2010 Retailer of the Year by Home Channel News.