Lowe's newest store in Delaware represents $25 million investment

By Bryant L. Richardson

The new 116,000-square-foot Lowe's home-improvement store on U.S. 13 in Seaford is now open. The manager of the Seaford Lowe's is Danny Mills. Just 29 years old, Mills started to work for Lowe's as a customer service associate nine years ago in Lewes. He is a graduate of Milford High School and Lowe's Management Training Program. Lowe's began more than 60 years ago with one small hardware store in Wilkesboro, N.C. Now Lowe's has more than 1,350 stores in 49 states, employing more than 200,000 people across the country. "This store represents a $25 million investment for Lowe's," Mills said. "But this store will also mean big returns for Seaford. This Lowe's will not only meet the home improvement needs of the residents here, but it will bring a boost to the local tax base and will create approximately 175 new jobs, three-quarters of which are full-time positions."

"We thank all the community leaders who helped make our newest plans a reality," Mills continued. "Lowe's is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities we serve, and we look forward to being your neighbor. Mills said Lowe's is giving back to local communities as a national partner of Habitat for Humanity and underwriter of Habitat's Women Build program, as a national partner with the American Red Cross to help neighborhoods prepare for or recover from disaster, and through the Lowe's Heroes employee volunteer program. Under that program employees are working with the Home Safety Council in cities across the country to make homes safer. "In addition, our Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awards millions of dollars annually to support public education and community improvement projects," Mills said. "For our initiatives with energy conservation and education, the EPA and Department of Energy have honored Lowe's with Energy Star honors for four consecutive years. While I know many of you may have shopped other Lowe's stores, we are excited o bring the Lowe's experience closer to home for residents."

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