Posted: September 16, 2021
Category: Industry News

EIGHTY FOUR, PA. (September 14, 2021) – After a destructive fire in the original warehouse last year, 84 Lumber is officially reopening its newly rebuilt Greenwood, Indiana store in September 2021. The building materials supplier has been in the Greenwood community since April 1st 1970 and serves the Greater Indianapolis area.

The Greenwood store currently employs 34 associates and expects to hire approximately five additional associates by the end of 2021. Regardless of the significant damages from the fire, the store never officially closed. 84 Lumber continued serving customers through a temporary office trailer and the nearby 84 Lumber truss plant facility in Franklin, Indiana.

“Our people have been incredibly resilient over the last year, taking care of customers even through the fire, the COVID-19 pandemic and the record-high demands the building industry has faced over the last year,” said 84 Lumber Area Manager Kevin Means. “I’m so proud of our team in Greenwood. They never stopped! On the day of the fire, we still shipped our customers loads to the job sites, going above and beyond to ensure our customers’ needs were met.”

The fire, which took place in the early morning of June 5, 2020, caused significant damage to the main facility, but there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

“We are thankful for our local fire departments and first responders who worked quickly and efficiently on the day of the fire,” said Means. “The community has been fantastic, and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve them for many more years.”

The store, located at 484 East Worthsville Road in Greenwood, is open to the public and has been serving the community for nearly 50 years. The new facility has a similar footprint as the original building, with many modern touches.

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 FacebookInstagram or LinkedIn.