Leading leather products marketer and retailer, The Leather Factory Inc, said on Friday its subsidiary, Tandy Leather Company, has expanded into Canada in a joint effort with its Toronto Ontario store.

The Toronto location is the first combination store between The Leather Factory and Tandy Leather and carries complete product lines from both companies.

The Toronto store will service Tandy Leather retail customers as well as the more than 70 Tandy Leather dealers located throughout the Canadian provinces, in addition to its current Leather Factory customers.

Wray Thompson, chairman and CEO of Texas-based The Leather Factory, said: "This is our first combination location, selected because of the strength of the management team there. Toronto is a great test market for us to determine how a combination store will be received by the customers.''