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Company nameLowe's Companies, Inc.
Company typePublic
Home Improvement
FoundedNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina (1946)
HeadquartersWilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.
No. of locations1,749 (January 2011)
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleRobert Niblock
(Chairman and CEO)
Revenue(+) US$ 48.815 billion (FY 2010) 
Operating income(+) US$ 3.560 billion (FY 2010)
Net income(+) US$ 2.010 billion (FY 2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 33.699 billion (FY 2010)
Total equity(-) US$ 18.112 billion (FY 2010)
Employees234,000 (2011)

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Nyse - LOW) is a U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the chain now serves more than 14 million customers a week in its 1,710 stores in the United States and 20 in Canada. Expansion into Canada began in 2007, with the opening of a store in Hamilton, Ontario, in early 2008. Lowe's started the construction of two stores in the Mexican city of Monterrey officially entering the Mexican market. In 2011, Lowe's released plans to build over 150 stores in Australia over the coming 5 years, hoping to compete with the AUD$46 billion industry.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. is 43 on the Fortune 500 list. As of 2010, the chain is based in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, near Winston Salem, North Carolina. Lowe's is the second-largest hardware chain in the U.S. behind The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. Globally, Lowe's is also the second-largest hardware chain, again behind The Home Depot and ahead of the European stores B&Q and OBI.

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Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, demonstrates how to finish your patio by installing paving stones. Make sure you know the pattern you would like to use before starting. Even though the foundation should be level, double check after you lay down your bricks. For those odd areas that the paver won't fit, cut and make adjustments. You can use chisels, brick hammers and grinders to make clean cuts and edges. Once all the pavers have been set, place sand over the blocks and dampen with a garden hose. Finally, you can seal the pavers and start planting around the patio edge. To learn about more outdoor projects, visit
5.78 min. | 4.77 user rating
Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, shows how you can build a homemade fire pit. Learn the best places to build your fire pit, creating a brick fire pit ring and how to start a fire when you are complete. For more helpful videos, visit
3.87 min. | 4.71 user rating
The YouTube Holiday Solutions Center, together with Lowe's, is here to help you with all of your holiday how-to needs! From decorating tips and easy-to-follow recipes, to home improvement advice, we are here to support you during the holiday season. AND...we want to hear from you! Post a video response featuring your favorite holiday recipe, and with the help of FoodWishes, we'll pick our favorites to feature in the Holiday Solutions Center and on the YouTube homepage!!!
1.50 min. | 3.06 user rating
Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, demonstrates how to plan and design a backyard patio. Learn the different types of brick patterns you can use, such as jack on jack, basket weave or pinwheels. After deciding how you would like to layout your patio, you can begin marking the area. Mike Kraft shows how to mark with mason string, stakes and marking paint. To learn how to prepare the patio foundation and finally install your paving stones, visit
4.80 min. | 4.76 user rating
Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, demonstrates how to lay the foundation for a patio and walkway. The first layer is the gravel base, followed by leveling sand. These two layers will create a level area for your backyard patio. Learn how deep you should dig and what grade you should use around the house. Then, use a plate compactor to level the base foundation. Add gravel and compact again. Finally, use PVC pipe and leveling sand to create the top layer of the patio foundation. To find out how to finish installing your patio and walkway, visit
4.72 min. | 4.84 user rating
The Lowe's Creative Ideas team shows how you can easily create an outdoor water fountain for your garden. Learn what materials you will need, how to hook up the water feature and what decorative touches you can add. For more creative ideas and videos like this one, visit
2.50 min. | 4.90 user rating
Police are looking for a robber, caught on tape stealing in broad daylight before hitting a man with a car.
2.23 min. | 4.37 user rating
Replacing your toilet is easier than you think. We'll give you the step-by-step instructions you need to complete your project successfully. Plus, at Lowe's, you'll find a variety of styles and colors to choose from, including pre-assembled models that will save you installation time.
6.10 min. | 4.80 user rating
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4.32 min. | 4.89 user rating
If you're looking for a way to update your kitchen or bath, consider giving the cabinets a makeover with paint. The process isn't too difficult and it will give your cabinets a fresh look. Watch Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, demonstrate how to paint kitchen cabinets.
3.38 min. | 4.43 user rating

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Lowe's Aims to Plant One Million Trees for Earth Day - WVNS-TV Tweet this news
WVNS-TV--Two adult trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four for an entire year, and -Lowe's- home improvement store is hoping to plant one million trees this Earth Day. "-Lowe's- is partnered with American Forests to provide - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:33:58 GMT+00:00
Lowe's Companies, Inc New Offering for Credit Card Customers - NYSE:LOW - USA Market News Tweet this news
USA Market News---Lowe's- Companies, Inc NYSE:LOW yesterday announced that its Consumer Credit cardholders now have a new, simple way to save every day. Customers using their -Lowe's- Consumer Credit Card receive an immediate discount of 5% on i - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:18:02 GMT+00:00
North Bergen police investigating car break-in at Lowe's - Tweet this news BERGEN � Police are searching for four men in connection with a car break-in at a -Lowe's- Home Improvement parking lot on Tonnelle Avenue, police said Saturday. A witness in the parking lot told police he was confronted by a . - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:19:13 GMT+00:00
Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick donate money to Lowe's tornado victims - WCNC Tweet this news
WCNC--Credit: AP Employees stand in the parking lot in front of the destroyed -Lowes- Home Improvement store after a tornado destroyed the store, Saturday, April 16 2011, in Sanford, NC Homes and businesses were badly damaged Saturday by a severe storm sy - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:44:30 GMT+00:00
Plant a tree for free with Lowe's on Apr. 23 - Sunday Paper Tweet this news
Sunday Paper--Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, -Lowe's- home improvement stores will be giving away a whole lot of little trees in honor of Earth Day. We plan on driving out of our way to claim our tree first thing in the morning. We're worried that the - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:36:34 GMT+00:00
Man arrested at Lowe's in indecent exposure case - Sioux Falls Argus Leader Tweet this news
Sioux Falls Argus Leader--A Worthing man was arrested on indecent exposure charges Wednesday after he reportedly flashed a woman in the parking lot of the -Lowe's- Home Improvement store on West 26th Street in Sioux Falls. Police caught 25-year-old M - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 06:59:58 GMT+00:00
Man steals from Lowe's stores using fake credit cards, report states - WBTV Tweet this news
WBTV--ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Police in Rock Hill are searching for a 50-year-old man they believe has stolen from at least five different -Lowe's- stores in North and South Carolina, using a fraudulent credit card. According to a Rock Hill police rep - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:39:09 GMT+00:00
Stop By Tornado Relief Donation Truck Today - WFMY News 2 Tweet this news
WFMY News 2--Beginning at 5 am Friday, WFMY News 2 is partnering with -Lowes- Foods to collect items for tornado survivors. We have a trailer at the -Lowes- Foods on New Garden Road. However, to better serve those in need, we are only collecting these ite - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:10:39 GMT+00:00
Ewing named finalist for Lowe's CLASS Award - Shreveport Times Tweet this news
Shreveport Times--Louisiana Tech senior Clint Ewing was named one of 10 NCAA baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and was selected as a finalist Wednesday for the -Lowe's- Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible, a student-athlete - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 07:03:23 GMT+00:00 Deals & Bargains: Lowe's has tomato, pepper plants 2 for $1 ... - Tweet this news welcome comments but ask that you remain on topic. Some comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. Comments that are profane, personal attacks or otherwise inappropriate or are off topic are subject to remo - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:22:51 GMT+00:00

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