Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wellborn Outlets To Close.(Business)

Byline: John W. Flores Journal Staff Writer

Retailer Expanding 3 Other Local Stores

Los Angeles-based Dunn-Edwards, a large regional paint manufacturer and retailer, announced Thursday plans to close three of its six Wellborn-D E Paint Stores in the Albuquerque area.

"Basically we are sort of reorganizing our stores to better meet our customers' needs, expanding some stores and upgrading some stores," said Dunn-Edwards President Mike Rose.

The stores being closed are smaller, not able to handle a larger inventory consisting of new paint-mixing equipment and supplies, Rose said.

The moves should be completed by Feb. 9. Most employees will keep their jobs, Rose said, declining to offer a specific number. …

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