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Duluth Trading Company Coming to Wixom

Post Date:03/08/2017 7:49 AM


CONTACT:    Debra Barker, Economic & Community Development Director, 248.624.3223




Duluth Store 

Wixom, March 7, 2017 – The City of Wixom is pleased to announce Duluth Trading Company will invest in the City. It’s their intention to have a location on one of the Menard outlots, and their site plan was approved at the March 6, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. The Duluth Trading Company store is anticipated to open in 2018.

Duluth Trading Company is a retail store that sells work clothes and accessories. The new store will be on the northwest corner of I-96 and Wixom Road in the Assembly Park development. The 14,557-square foot store will be located south of Menard’s and immediately west of At Home.

From the Duluth Trading Company website:

It goes like this.

Back in 1989, there were these two brothers in Duluth – wild and woolly, hippie tradesmen kinda guys, working in the construction business. Every day, they saw guys dragging a jumble of tools from job to job using discarded five-gallon drywall compound buckets. A few of the guys strung wire around the bucket to hold tools, or even used bungee cords. The two brothers thought, "There's got to be a better way." So they invented the Bucket Boss® – a ruggedly durable canvas tool organizer that fit on a drywall bucket.

One thing led to another, and pretty soon they came out with a little catalog called Portable Products.  In 1993, having had some success, the brothers decided to expand their product line beyond tool organizers, and Portable Products became Duluth Trading. Eventually the company changed hands, but the innovative spirit of the two brothers lived on. If it was the bucket organizer that got Duluth Trading off the ground, it was the introduction of the Longtail T® Shirt in 2002 that put us on the map. A little bit of innovation – just three extra inches of shirt body length – solved the age old, notorious and much feared problem known as Plumber's Butt. We are now located in Belleville, Wisconsin. Our headquarters includes a state-of-the-art call center and 140,000 sq. ft. distribution center.  All that expansion led to a whole new business:  women’s clothing, designed to work as hard and last as long as anything built for men. In 2005, we mailed the first women's catalog to all the Duluth wives who'd told us they were sick of flimsy work wear. Today, thousands of women with tough, dirty jobs and hobbies look to us for workwear tested and approved by real women.

We're committed to outstanding, rapid service – when you call, a real person will answer, not a machine. And we offer a 100% No Bull satisfaction guarantee. We hope all this makes up for any shortcomings we may have when compared to the industry giants.

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