Celebration: 84 Lumber has big plans to honor women

As a woman-owned company, 84 Lumber said it is going “all out in March.”
84 Lumber Celebrating Women

March is a big month for 84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held pro dealer.

With Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day falling in March, along with Women in Construction Week, 84 Lumber plans to celebrate and give back to women in its communities throughout the month.

As a woman-owned company, 84 Lumber said it is going “all out in March.” 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy Knox assumed leadership at the company when she was 26.

The month-long celebration has kicked off with the official launch of the second annual EmpowerHER Grant. 

Through the EmpowerHER Grant, 84 Lumber and the Pittsburgh Penguins are working together to highlight local Pittsburgh-area women-owned businesses. One winning business will receive a $25,000 grant to support her business. Nominations are open now and can be submitted here through March 7. 

The EmpowerHER Grant is part of 84 Lumber’s L.I.F.T. (Leading & Inspiring Females to Thrive) program with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The EmpowerHER Grant winner will be announced during the Penguins’ fourth annual Her Hockey Day presented by 84 Lumber when they face the Detroit Red Wings on March 27. 

This day recognizes those girls stepping onto the ice for the first time, the women cheering on the Penguins from home and those who are trailblazers in the NHL. Beginning on March 20, fans may enter the Penguins Foundation’s #HerHockey contest on social media to win tickets to the game. Discounted tickets for the Her Hockey Day can be purchased here.

In addition to its partnership with the Penguins, 84 Lumber is also working with Nemacolin this month to give back to frontline workers. The companies opened nominations to give away two magical getaways to Nemacolin resort for two deserving women serving as frontline workers. The getaways include a two-night stay for each winner and her guest, a $500 spa credit, a $100 resort gift card and a welcome bag. 

Flights are included if the winners reside outside of driving distance of the resort. To nominate a deserving frontline woman, such as a healthcare worker or first responder, fill out the form here. Winners will be announced via social media on Monday, March 28. 

84 Lumber is also launching various giveaways and social media campaigns throughout the month in an effort to empower and celebrate women. 

The company is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).