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.
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