84 Lumber Reopens Dayton Location After Memorial Day Tornadoes in 2019
Over the last two years, the Dayton, Ohio 84 Lumber store endured damaging tornadoes in 2019, followed by the pandemic in 2020. Now, exactly two years later, the building materials supplier is officially reopening a new facility during the week of Memorial Day, 2021.
The store, located at 6200 Poe Ave., has been serving the Dayton and Cincinnati markets for more than 30 years. When the EF3 tornado hit on Memorial Day in 2019, the facility was heavily damaged along with numerous other homes and local businesses in the area. In order to continue shipping products and serving customers, the company leased a new building for the last year as a temporary location. The new facility is opening doors to a similar footprint as the original building, with new modern touches as well as a larger showroom.
“Some of our associates have been with us for more than 10 years, and our store has become a second home for them,” said Todd Casey, general manager of the Dayton 84 Lumber. “It was very devastating for us when the tornadoes hit, but we’ve stuck together during the rebuilding process, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally move back into this new facility.”
The Dayton store currently employs 15 associates, and that number will likely increase to 20 when the new showroom opens.
“Our associates in Dayton are resilient, and I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Phil Garuccio, divisional vice president for 84 Lumber’s Central Region. “Even after the storms, the team worked hard to keep everything on track for our customers and the Dayton community. It’s great to now see Dayton recovering and coming back stronger than ever.”
84 Lumber is the largest privately held building materials supplier in the nation. It is continuing with 2021 expansion plans, with new stores opening soon in California, Idaho and Michigan. To keep up with growth, the company is also looking to hire new associates in stores across the country. To apply, visit 84lumber.com/careers, and to learn more about 84 Lumber, visit them on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates nearly 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 states. 84 Lumber also offers turnkey installation services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified national women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy, 84 Lumber was named by Forbes as one of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2019. For more information, visit 84lumber.com or join us at Facebook.com/84lumber and linkedin.com/company/84-lumber.
Source: 84 Lumber Company