Founded in 1924, Ace Hardware Corporation is one of the largest retailer-owned cooperatives in the United States. Based in Bethpage, N.Y., it has 4,600 stores in all 50 states and more than 60 countries across the world. Its stores offer a variety of hardware and fix-and-replace type products, as well as niche items and services. The firm offers products in a range of categories, including hand and power tools, electrical, plumbing, cleaning, lawn and garden, paint/paint sundries and automotive. Ace Hardware Corporation operates 14 distribution centers in the United States and one in Shanghai, China.