WAYNE – A company originally founded in Wayne will be celebrating 100 years in 2021, as Carhart Lumber Company hosted Friday morning Chamber Coffee.
Located at 105 Main Street in Wayne, brothers Charles E and Arthur (Ben) Carhart incorporated the company. Both had previously owned and sold several Nebraska lumberyards in Carroll, Brunswick, Orchard and Osmond prior to locating in Wayne.
Brenda Carhart joined the company in 2013 and is the current vice president. She said Carhart would like to thank the community as employees were also recognized.
“Thank our customers for helping up be in business 96 years, this year,” said Carhart. “So, I think we all get so busy in our daily lives of coming and going and getting the sales and serving the customers that sometimes we forget to stop and say thank you.”
Carhart Lumber in Wayne has about seven employees with some of the full time positions being held by Mike Kaup (Inside Sales), Mike McManigal (Manager) and Josh Tvrdy (Retail Sales). The company also has a few part-time college students.
Contact Carhart Lumber Company at 402-375-2110 or visit them on Facebook.
Brenda Carhart added they have a new tag-line of “A Lumber Store and So Much More.”
“Because not only with homes, the interior and home building is real trendy,” Carhart added. “So, we want to always stay on top of the latest trends, and colors and in our Pierce store kitchen and bath. Also have the latest cabinetry, to mill work to designs of homes.”
The nine Carhart Lumber Company locations include Norfolk, Pierce (just kitchen and bath), Hartington, Bloomfield, Neligh, O’Neill, Tilden and North Platte. The Wayne location is the general office that does accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and more upstairs.
The group is currently planning their 100th anniversary in Wayne for 2021.
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