Sarah Mayes, a senior human resources advisor for Rona, and John Gatti, the Langley store manager, were on hand Wednesday as Rona held a hiring fair at their new Langley store which will open in August.

Sarah Mayes, a senior human resources advisor for Rona, and John Gatti, the Langley store manager, were on hand Wednesday as Rona held a hiring fair at their new Langley store which will open in August.

Rona readies for August opening

New Langley store to employ 60 people with 30 per cent full time

A new Rona store is set to open in Langley this August.

The 45,000 square foot store will carry about 19,000 products, said Dave Carr, Rona’s vice-president of retail for western Canada.

“Langley is a great opportunity for us to expand our business,” he said.

“We are looking for areas to develop our presence in the Lower Mainland and this opportunity came before us.”

According to a press release detailing their first quarter results for 2015, the Canadian company showed revenues rising to $778.8 million, up from $764.3 million that same quarter in 2014.

The press release attributes much of that growth to solid performances in Western Canada.

Rona was previously in Langley at 200 Street and 64 Avenue, closing its doors back in 2006.

Carr said the plan to expand has been in the works for a little while.

“That site was presented to us about a year ago,” he said.

“The process takes a little bit of time to unfold, but we earnestly began construction on the site in January.”

The building is a former industrial building at 20350 Langley Bypass, just east of the Langley Power Centre Mall.

And on Wednesday, Rona held a day-long job fair.

Carr said they will have roughly 60 workers when they open their doors.

“We usually target about 30 per cent full time and 70 per cent part-time in new stores like that,” he said.

The target opening date is Aug. 6.