According to Carl Heikel, Arrow's president and CEO, these moves were strategic in nature. "In each of these markets, we were looking for greater visibility and more convenient access to our retail locations. Following a comprehensive review of business demographics in each of these markets, we determined these actions were in the best interest of our customers and our company."
Arrow's Whittier, Calif., store was relocated to Montebello, Calif., into a newly renovated location. "We're now much more centrally located in an industrial area just minutes away from downtown L.A.," said Kevin Cassens, branch manager of the new Montebello store.
With continued growth at Arrow's Bolingbrook, Ill., location, the company is planning to open a second, satellite store in the Chicago market in the Melrose Park area. According to Arrow's Lee Wallace, this new location should come on-line on or before October 1. Arrow has also announced the opening of a second Tampa store. This new location is centrally located within the Tampa market.