84 Lumber rebuilds, reopens in Indiana

A June 2020 fire destroyed the warehouse at the dealer’s Greenwood location.
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84 Lumber's rebuilt location in Greenwood, Ind.

84 Lumber has rebuilt and officially reopened its Greenwood, Ind. location.

A fire destroyed the original warehouse last year. The dealer had been serving the community since April 1970, including the greater Indianapolis market.

The Greenwood store currently employs 34 associates and expects to hire approximately five additional associates by the end of 2021.

Despite the significant damage caused by 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, Ind. 

“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.”

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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, at 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 also continuing its 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. 

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber operates nearly 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 states.