Whatcom Farmers Co-op will acquire Fairway True Value Hardware in Lynden, after longtime owner Irv Timmermans retires at the end of August.
The store, located at 119 17th St., will begin operating in September as WFC Fairway True Value.
Timmermans has been in the hardware business for 30 years.
“I wanted to turn over the store to a company with the same values who would appreciate our employees and customers and continue our service to the community,” Timmermans said, in a news release. “I have confidence that WFC is the best choice. I know the WFC team will continue with my philosophy of great customer service and excellent product knowledge. Jane and I want to thank the community for the support over the years.”
All of Fairway True Value employees will remain at the store after the ownership change, according to Don Eucker, WFC’s CEO and general manager.
“Mr. Timmermans’ store has a reputation for treating customers and employees with respect,” Eucker said. “Integrating his team into the WFC family strengthens our commitment to provide only the best service and products.”
WFC’s retail division operates in Lynden, Bellingham, Fairhaven, Ferndale, Blaine and Nooksack. The organization also provides agronomy and energy services throughout Whatcom County.