I rushed to the customer service desk, set down the items and told a female employee there that the bottle leaks, and I was going to wash my hands in the men’s room.So I washed/rinsed them – and no paper towels to dry my hands.Carl and Jim never saw eye-to-eye on many things and made a split in 1952. Under Carl, the business expanded rapidly, opening 3 additional stores in Asheville, Charlotte and Durham in 1955.The company continued to expand during the rest of the 1950’s. His 5 man executive team decided to take Lowe’s public in 1961. Lowe’s continued to expand and today has over 1700 stores in the US and is also expanding into Canada, Mexico and Australia.Ruth sold the business to her brother Jim the same year.Jim and Ruth’s husband, Carl Buchan, became partners in the venture after serving in World War II (1943). A second location was opened in Sparta, NC in 1949.I have hauled 7 loads of pellets on my trailer and it was not damages in anyway, because I had it loaded with the weight spread out on the complete trailer. store were lazy and loaded the complete pallet on the nose of my trailer bending the cross members and the coupler.I talked to the lumber manger and he said it would take care of it.
Lucious died in 1940 and the business was inherited by his daugher, Ruth.I am a disabled vet and I use my military discount.But as of today, 26 January 2018, I will no longer shop at any Lowes store!!!!!Reply We are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen, and have made purchases of counter tops, back splashes a range hood, and lumber so far from Lowe’s.And being our house was built early 1900’s, we have slow drains.