Lafayette, Indiana’s Henry Poor Lumber Company has reached its 100 year anniversary this year. The company started as Ed Munger Lumber Company in 1918. It sold lumber, window sashes, doors, blinds, and interior finish products. The name would later be changed to Munger and Poor Lumber Co., and eventually Henry Poor Lumber Co.
CEO Jim Andrew joined the company in 1972, and purchased it in 1983 from his close friend and mentor, Frank Taylor, who was Henry Poor’s son in-law.
Today, Andrew’s team operates Henry Poor Lumber Company as well as Flooring Express. Henry Poor Lumber also includes manufacturing and wood packaging businesses.
On the company website, Andrew said, “100 years is a long time. I’m very proud that this business has contributed to our community for so many years. I am grateful for our employees, our customers, our many friends in the community, and especially my family for all they have done to make this business a success. We look forward to the next 100 years.”