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HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER HOLDS PRICES, ENSURES INVENTORY, AND KEEPS ITS EYE ON THE COMMUNITY

 HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER HOLDS PRICES, ENSURES INVENTORY,
 AND KEEPS ITS EYE ON THE COMMUNITY
 SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Builders Square, Inc., the San Antonio-based national chain of warehouse-style home improvement centers, reports that it is maintaining prices, continuously restocking inventory, and aiding the hurricane relief effort for employees and the community as it prepares for the next wave of consumer demand for home improvement and building products in south Florida.
 Currently, all eight of the company's Miami-area stores are open during normal business hours (according to curfew). Builders Square has begun transporting truckloads of merchandise to the affected areas. This effort has been expedited by alternative distribution sources, creative transportation systems, quick thinking, and community mindedness on the part of the Builders Square team. Before, during, and after the hurricane, Builders Square has maintained prices, despite increased costs for many commodity items.
 According to Senior Vice President Rick Meiser, "Our primary concern continues to be the needs of the community, and we will do whatever we can to help south Florida rebound from this devastating tragedy."
 Immediately after the hurricane struck, a team of operations, merchandise, and community relations personnel was sent to south Florida. Experienced in several aspects of disaster management -- including insurance and customer relations -- this team evaluated the situation in order to respond to the needs of associates and the community, and to return the stores to normal operations.
 Builders Square has participated in the private sector relief, and has donated $10,000 to the Red Cross. In the early aftermath of the tragedy, the company shipped in 615 cases of water, which has been distributed to employees and citizens at no cost to these individuals. This week, support efforts continue as the company establishes a corporate Relief Fund, by encouraging its 18,000-plus employees across the country to donate to the hurricane victims.
 A Florida hotline has been established at Builders Square's San Antonio headquarters, in response to the need for increased communication with customers, vendors and associates. That number is 512-616-8700.
 Builders Square operates over 160 home improvement warehouse stores in the country, and is a subsidiary of the Kmart Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Lisa Vallee, 201-509-1429, or Greg Gallaspy, 512-616-8161, both for Builders Square/ CO: Builders Square ST: Texas, Florida IN: CST SU:


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