AURORA, Ill. — Alexander Lumber Co. is closing several of its legacy lumberyards across central and western Illinois.
The locations in Canton, Lincoln, Monmouth, Rushville and Taylorville are set to close permanently. The Bloomington location will merge into the existing LeRoy location.
The Gilman location will merge into Watseka and Fairbury.
“We intend to focus on our core pro builder customer in the Chicago and other mid-sized markets, especially those in Wisconsin, Iowa, and other surrounding states, should any opportunities arise. These are the markets where we have been consistently successful and that allow us to operate to our strengths,” says Russ Kathrein, President/CEO of Alexander Lumber.
Each of the closing lumberyards will hold liquidation sales from mid-January through the end of Feburary 2019.
It is unclear how many employees will be impacted by the layoffs at the 125-year-old family-owned business.