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Park Ace now Batteries Plus dealer

Brad Dahn of Park Ace Hardware has added Batteries Plus products to the inventory, offering access to more than 4,000 batteries with 300-plus in stock. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Park Ace Hardware is now home to a "store within a store" concept, having introduced Batteries Plus portable battery products and services.

The Park Rapids site is one of four hardware stores in the state to become an authorized dealer, joining stores in Alexandria, Virginia and Roseau.

Park Ace can now special order any battery, according to owner Brad Dahn. "We have access to over 4,000 batteries," he said, "with over 300 in stock. It fills a void."

The inventory includes batteries for cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, cordless phones, cordless tools, watches, keyless entry devices, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, toys, wheelchairs and more.

Special orders are made on a weekly basis.

Park Ace receives tech support from Batteries Plus, as well, Dahn said. Staff members took an eight-hour course on composition and battery usage, he said, noting the innumerable commercial and industrial gadgetry requiring batteries.

Park Ace now offers watch battery installation, battery recycling services and free battery testing, just inside the front door.