As a prelude to Home Depot opening another outlet, this one at 328 W. 2100 South, the company is running some full-page newspaper ads with a headline that reads, "If your new year's resolution is saving money, finding the best selection of home improvement products and getting great knowledgeable service - you've got it."

Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the new store will be opened for an invitation-only party that will include a sawing race between Salt Lake Mayor Deedee Corradini and South Salt Lake Mayor Randy Fitts. A $5,000 check will be presented by Home Depot to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Salt Lake.The store will open to the public on Thursday. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. There are 150 employees in the new store to provide service.

Founded in 1978, Home Depot has more than 67,000 employees in its 329 stores in the United States and Canada.