Blain’s Farm & Fleet will have an expanded presence in Wisconsin in 2022, adding new stores in Grafton and Rhinelander. Completion date for both stores is set for the autumn of next year.
The new stores will bring approximately 100 new jobs to each community, the company reports. These will include a mix of full-time and part-time positions: store managers, cashiers, department product experts, small engine repair and auto service technicians and managers.
“It’s not just about growing. It is about carefully selecting the right communities who truly appreciate our family-owned modern general store,” says Jane Blain Gilbertson, Blain’s Farm & Fleet president, owner and CEO. “We are very selective about the locations where we choose to grow because we are in it for the long haul. Unlike other retailers who close stores regularly, we have never left a community where we have opened a store.”
“These are two communities where we have wanted to be a part of for a long time because the quality of products we serve complements the quality of life these communities represent,” continues Blain Gilbertson. “For Rhinelander in particular, we’ve been working toward this opportunity for several years. This location is special to me because we’ve wanted to be nearer to my dad and uncle’s stomping grounds in northern Wisconsin.”
With the addition of these new stores, Blain’s will now have 45 locations across Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.
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