JANESVILLE — As more stores
announce early Black Friday deals, on Monday Blain’s Farm and
Fleet said its stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
“Our company wouldn’t be
here if it weren’t for strong family values and traditions,”
said CEO and owner Jane Blain Gilbertson in a statement. “So it
goes without saying that we will close our doors on holidays
like Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are special days meant to
be spent with family and friends and I want to give that
opportunity to the 4,000 associates who work hard year round for
Blain’s Farm and Fleet is a
second-generation, family owned company, founded by brothers
Claude and Bert Blain in 1955. There are 36 Blain’s Farm and
Fleet locations throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Locally, it has stores in Waukesha, Watertown and Oak Creek.
Blain’s Farm and Fleet will
open its stores’ doors at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27 with early bird
specials and sales.