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Nearing 100 years, DuBell Lumber closes

New Jersey pro dealer shuts down completely after 97 years in business.

BY HBSDealer Staff

DuBell Lumber, the Medford, N.J.-based pro dealer, had decided to close up shop after 97 years in business.

In a post on the company’s Facebook page, DuBell announced, “It is with a heavy heart that we must report that DuBell Lumber your local, trusted building materials provider since 1922 has ceased operations effective immediately. All locations are closed.”

“Please note we are unable to answer any questions or inquiries on this page,” DuBell added.

In addition to its Medford corporate headquarters in southern New Jersey, roughly 38 miles east of Philadelphia, DuBell operated locations in Cherry Hill, Pleasantville and Winslow Township. DuBell also operated a truss plant in Millville along with kitchen and bath showroom and kitchen distribution center in Vineland.

In a report from Philly.com, DuBell Vice President David DiMedio said the closing was due to “mismanagement and investment issues.”

Roughly two years ago, the pro dealer announced it would expand in Camden – where the company was founded in 1922 – through $18 million in tax credits from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. While the move would have meant more than 100 jobs for the city, DuBell failed to meet the qualifications necessary to receive the tax credits.

DuBell was fined $106,432 last year after being cited for numerous violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and exposing employees to hazards.

About 157 positions were impacted by DuBell’s closing, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor.

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