Company Announcement: Porters and Mitre 10
PERSONAL LETTER FROM THE PORTER FAMILY:
Dear Valued Customers,
Today our company announced its acquisition of the Woodman’s Mitre 10 hardware stores in Marian, Sarina, Proserpine and Cannonvale and an alliance with Mitre 10 Australia; part of the Independent Hardware Group.
Mitre 10 shares similar core values to Porters – we will be Can Do and Mighty Helpful, we are fiercely committed to our customers and our communities and we pride ourselves on our customer service, the right advice and the right product solution.
From 1st June, the Cannonvale, Proserpine, Sarina and Marian hardware stores will be integrated into the Porters business. Our existing Porters Building Supplies, Hardware & Lifestyle and Whitsunday stores will also be aligned with the Mitre 10 Australia group. There are no changes to our Porters Plumbing Supplies and Manufacturing divisions.
The acquisition will consolidate two strong local family hardware and building supplies businesses in the region. We are working closely with the Woodman family over the coming weeks, towards an integration date of 1st June 2017 and are looking forward to welcoming the Woodman’s staff to our Porters team.
Customers can expect in addition to the complete trade and building package of building supplies, plumbing, hardware, glass & aluminium, roof truss and wall frame manufacture; newly reinvigorated teams, wider product ranges, new loyalty programs and instore services under the new Porter’s Mitre 10 banner. We will be working with the Mitre 10 group to bring exciting new offerings for our customers including dedicated Trade Centres in Mackay and Cannonvale
We believe as Porter’s Mitre 10 we will be able to continue to provide and deliver for our customers and our community for many years to come. We are certainly looking forward to the changes in the next couple of months and being able to support our customers and our community even more with the support of the Mitre 10 group.
On behalf of the Porter family, I can assure you we are 100% committed to our customers in the Mackay and Whitsunday region and we are proud to be announcing today this new development for Porters and Mitre 10.
We thank you, the community for your support over the past 134 years and encourage you to come in to our stores, speak with our teams and share in the excitement of this new development for Porters and Mitre 10.
Gavan J. Porter
Managing Director | Porters