LOWES COMPANIES INC
Sector: Home Improvement Stores
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Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. It offers products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home repair, and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings. The company serves retail customers, including DIY homeowners, and others buying for personal and family use; and commercial business customers, including repair and remodeling contractors, electricians, landscapers, painters, plumbers, and commercial and residential building maintenance professionals. Lowe's Companies markets its products through television, radio, newspaper, magazine, direct mail, event sponsorships, Internet, community relations, and in-store programs. It owns and operates approximately 10 flatbed distribution centers to distribute merchandise that requires special handling due to size or type of packaging, such as lumber, boards, panel products, irrigation pipe, vinyl sidings, ladders and building materials. The company also operates a facility to handle special order plumbing products. As of October 28, 2005, Lowe's Companies operated 1,170 stores in 49 states. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is based in based in Mooresville, North Carolina.