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CEO LUNCHEON WITH MATT WOODS, ACME LOCK/WOODS HARDWARE

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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CEO LUNCHEON WITH MATT WOODS, ACME LOCK/WOODS HARDWARE

Date:  October 18, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location:  Northern Kentucky Chamber Board Room

Founded in 1933, Acme Lock is a 4th generation owned family business focusing on locksmithing, doors and frames, and hardware.  They have six locations – downtown Cincinnati, Covington, Lockland, Roselawn, Cheviot and Harrison.

In 2011 Matt Woods moved back to Cincinnati to take on the Business Manager role for Acme Lock.  At that time, the business had 13 employees and two locations.  As he became more involved in the business, service call operations were streamlined and hardware offerings were expanded in order to make the brand “Acme Lock” the dominate player in the lock and security industry in the Cincinnati area. In 2014 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and actively sought expansion via acquisition or organic growth.

In 2016 Acme Lock acquired Small’s Hardware store chain in Cincinnati and spent the first half of 2017 remodeling and expanding each of those stores.

Today, with a total of five hardware stores, more than 70 employees and projected revenue in 2017 of $8.6 million, they are looking for new opportunities including turning the Covington store into a small urban hardware store.  Their goal is to be the largest independent hardware store chain in the Cincinnati area by 2019.

Sponsored by:

ziegler & schneider

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Legacy Young Professionals

Venue

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk PikeSuite 330
Covington, KY 41017 United States

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