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Apr 26, 2010 10:51 AM by Breanna Roy

Harbor Freight Tools opens in Missoula

MISSOULA - More than 20 Western Montanans have a new job after a retail outlet tool store opened its doors Saturday.

The Missoula location of Harbor Freight Tools in Northgate Plaza off North Reserve Street is the franchise's 330th store nationwide.

The store manager said they had hundreds of people apply to work at the store so they didn't even need to post a "Now Hiring" sign.

Shopper Naomi Stevens made the drive to Missoula from DeBorgia with her husband and said she's happy to see the store open.

"You know, we've needed a Harbor Freight for a long time," Stevens said. "Shopped the clearance Spokane one, long ways away and shopped through the mail. But it's great to have 'em here. It's a welcome addition to Missoula."

Employees say they stayed busy all day with customers checking out the new store.

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