The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Business

September 7, 2013

Carter Lumber closes without warning

Contractors surprised by abrupt closing

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ANDERSON, Ind. —

Paul Shively, owner of Paul Shively Construction, said he normally spends $225,000 to $250,000 a year with Carter Lumber.

“They were my main supplier,” Shively said. “I’ve been in business for 26 years and they have been open here as long as I can remember. They had no frills, nothing extra or fancy, but they were there.”

Shively, like Johnson, said he will also continue to do business with the company, but the “convenience factor has been squashed.”

“It’s just the world we live in,” Johnson said of the closing. “Times are changing in the building industry, but obviously there is a fair amount of construction going on in Anderson because Lowes and Menards appear to be doing well.”

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