105-Year-Old California Lumberyard Closing

San Joaquin Lumber
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San Joaquin Lumber Company is closed temporarily, as store employees prepare for a final clearance sale later this week, reports The Record, of Stockton, California.

The company announced on its website that its property has been leased to a pallet company.

The company has served the Stockton area for 105 years, the paper reports. General Manager Jeff French told The Record that the store was going to liquidate $1 million worth of inventory in lumber and hardware. The clearance sale is expected to run eight weeks.

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San Joaquin Lumber was founded in 1910 in Stockton. Currently employing 15, French told the paper that the company had twice as many employees before the Great Recession.