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Celebration Includes Grand Opening Sale and Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Skip Priest and Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

Federal Way, WA (MMD Newswire) February 13, 2012 - Harbor Freight Tools, the nation's largest discount tool retailer, today announced the opening of their newest store located at 31858 Pacific Highway South in the city of Federal Way.

"We are very excited to be opening the eleventh Harbor Freight Tools store in the state of Washington, and look forward to being a member of the Federal Way community," said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. "Our business model is simple: earn our customers' business every day by offering quality tools at ridiculously low prices, combined with superior customer service. In our current economy, consumers are especially cost-conscious and Harbor Freight provides a much-needed alternative to the 'big box' retailers that sell brands with inflated prices and provide minimal attention to customer care."

On Wednesday, February 15th, doors open at 8:00 a.m. for Harbor Freight Federal Way's special Grand Opening Sale, with select merchandise discounted as much as 80percent. At 11:30 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Skip Priest and the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will be held.

"The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce wants to extend a warm welcome to Harbor Freight Tools Federal Way. For 35 years, Harbor Freight Tools has remained a family owned business, which has grown into one of the largest tool and equipment retailers in the United States," said Greater Federal Way Chamber President and CEO, Patricia Mullen. "The Federal Way Chamber is delighted to welcome Harbor Freight Tools into our chamber and know that they will be a tremendous addition to our business community."

About Harbor Freight Tools

Since 1977, Harbor Freight Tools has been selling high quality tools at "ridiculously low prices." Harbor Freight Tools stocks over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, shop equipment, air and power tools, outdoor equipment, compressors, welding, and woodworking tools. With a lifetime guarantee on all hand tools and outstanding customer service, Harbor Freight Tools is a favorite of contractors, government agencies, schools and manufacturing companies, and with tool enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers who want a top-quality selection and great value. The results speak for themselves - with over five million new customers in the last 2 years - as thousands of people switch to Harbor Freight Tools every day. Harbor Freight Tools operates over 370 stores in 45 states. For more information, visit www.harborfreight.com.

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