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American Sale: A small business in the spotlight


American Sale store at 16955 Torrence Ave. in Lansing, IL


When Robert “Bob” Jones Sr. opened his first store 55 years ago he never imaged his business would grow into a chain with nine locations and a 215,000-square-foot warehouse.

Plus, American Sale, the region’s home recreation superstore has a large online business, something neither Jones nor anyone could even imagine possible in 1959.

“I never had any idea this would happen,” said Jones, CEO of American Sale. His son, Robert Jones Jr., is the company’s president…Please click here to read Andrea Holecek’s story in the Times, or learn more about the stores at www.americansale.com.

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