Porters opens third trade centre in growth corridor
The Porters Group has continued to grow and evolve with the opening of its new Porters Mitre 10 Trade Centre at Rural View in the heart of the Northern Beaches, Mackay, Queensland on August 31.
Porters Mitre 10 Northern Beaches Trade Centre is a standalone, trade focused store that was built specifically to fill a gap in the group’s network, in a growth corridor, and is expected to provide a convenient offer to local builders, tradesmen, handymen and serious DIY customers.
The Northern Beaches store is the third trade centre developed within the Porters Group, with another popular trade centre located in Mackay directly across the road from the Porters Mackay City store, as well as the Whitsunday Trade Centre in Cannonvale.
The new trade store was formally known as Porters Northern Beaches but closed in 2015 after the business was no longer sustainable due to a drop in building approvals in the local area, after the mining boom.
This has now all changed with several new housing developments located just a five-minute drive from the new store. This is when the Porters team redesigned the store as a prestigious Mitre 10 Sapphire Trade standalone store to service local builders. The store was also re-built so local tradies were no longer required to drive 25 minutes to the Porters Mitre 10 Trade Centre in Mackay, while also providing a convenient drive through service for local tradies to pick up and go.
Porters Group Chief Executive Officer, Travis Cunnane, said the team was very excited to open the new Porters Mitre 10 Northern Beaches Trade Centre at Rural View.
“We know this new addition to our group will assist us to further support our customers. We
look forward to connecting with our customers to expand and grow our Northern Beaches Trade Centre offering. Being able to service our customers’ needs is our number one priority. This new store will assist us in doing so, we are excited to see what the future holds,” Mr Cunnane said.
Local response so far has been outstanding, with local builders already showing their support for the new store as many prefer to conduct business with a local retailer, particularly one that now provides a whole of house offering in a convenient easy location.
Boasting an extensive range of both trade and retail product lines, Porters Mitre 10 Northern Beaches Trade Centre is expected to service many building projects conducted in the area for many years to come.