Jim McCorkle, a 35-year veteran of 84 Lumber, will retire on Jan. 18. McCorkle began his career as a manager trainee at the West Mifflin Junction in 1978. (Junctions were stand-alone home centers that were next to 84 Lumber stores.) A year later, he became co-manager in Canonsburg, Pa. McCorkle then moved to the Murrysville, Pa., location, serving in the same position. In 1984, he became store manager at Butler, Pa.
In 1997, looking for a new challenge, McCorkle moved to 84 Lumber headquarters and served as a credit manager. A year later, he was promoted to his current position of collections manager.
“Jim’s warm personality and sense of humor have made him very popular with associates in the field and at team headquarters,” said 84 Lumber president and owner Maggie Hardy Magerko. “Jim’s integrity and work ethic have made the company a better place and he has certainly earned his well-deserved retirement.”