Alexander Lumber Co. merging Bloomington lumberyard to LeRoy

The Alexander Lumber Co. in Bloomington located at 1707 East Hamilton Street will merge to its LeRoy lumberyard and close in March. (Photo Google Maps)

 

By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – Alexander Lumber Company has announced it will be merging its Bloomington location into LeRoy and several other lumberyards will close around central Illinois.

The company made the announcement Wednesday, as a source said the Bloomington location at 1707 East Hamilton Road will shut down in March.

Nine of the 12 employees at the Hamilton Road lumberyard will lose their jobs.

In a release, Alexander Lumber said the closures come after extensive market research which showed it should focus resources on lumberyards located in major metro and mid-sized markets.

The company announced closures at lumberyards in Lincoln, Canton, Monmouth, Rushville and Taylorville.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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