Building A Strong Future
Carter-Jones to be re-branded as Carter Lumber and combine forces with Medina, OH staff
Carter Lumber has taken another step to create the area’s strongest lumberyard by combining the teams from the Medina, OH location with Carter-Jones Lumber in Akron, OH. The new team will operate out of the original store located at 172 N. Case Avenue. In addition, the facility will change names and operate under the Carter Lumber brand name.
“When my grandfather W. E. Carter started the company in 1932, he had the foresight to build a family business that would stand the test of time. His philosophy was to be a leader and make changes to secure future growth. Throughout the last few years, we have lived by these principles and have adapted our business to the ever changing needs of our customers and the markets in which we operate”, said Neil Sackett Carter Lumber Chairman & CEO.
This “new’ team will service the Akron and surrounding markets under the Carter Lumber brand name. By combining together, customers will continue to experience all the benefits of working with one of the nation’s largest lumberyards with a much larger facility and expanded service capabilities.
Effective immediately, the Carter Lumber Medina stores will be closed and all business and employees will be transferred to the Akron location. The Medina facility has been a very successful operation that simply outgrew the confines of the location. The newest/oldest Carter Lumber will be co-managed by Tony Shannon the current Carter-Jones General Manager and Jeff Brady from Medina.
“In evaluating the Akron market, we saw a tremendous opportunity to service customers out of a much larger facility that could handle the increased volume. The Carter Lumber brand name is one of the strongest in the industry and we look forward combining these teams and creating the area’s best full service lumberyard”, said Jeff Donley President and COO for Carter Lumber.