Outdoor equipment store Fleet Farm has announced new store openings in Eastern Iowa.

Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls will be home to new locations in the chain that has been in business since 1955, and currently has 42 midwest stores. Think of Fleet Farm as a Theisen's competitor selling goods like fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment, auto parts, farm and pet supplies, home improvement and household goods, clothing and footwear, toys and food, plus vehicle services, including gas, car wash and auto repair.

The Cedar Falls store is expected to open first, at Highways 58 and 20.  Cedar Rapids' location will be built at the intersection of Highway 100 and Edgewood Rd. NE in the new Edgewood Town Centre project. Fleet Farm would encompass about half of that project's space, according to the Gazette. No target opening dates are reported at this time.

Each store is expected to hire at least 200 employees, bringing a boatload of great jobs into their communities.

Learn more about the new store openings from the Gazette.

[Via Gazette]