MARCUS, Iowa — Marcus Lumber hosted U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wed. May 30, as part of the senator’s annual visit to each of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Sen. Grassley toured the fourth-generation family business’s updated and expanded facilities including a first-hand look at the lumber business and small family run businesses in general. Following the tour, a short question and answer session took place involving Marcus Lumber team members as well as other local community leaders. Topics included education, renewable fuels, the farm bill, and rising health care costs. Marcus Lumber’s leadership was also able to address the many ongoing business-impacting trade agreements involving steel and lumber products. Sen. Grassley provided insight on many of the issues presented and recognized the uncertainty impacting famers and business owners.
Sen. Grassley commented, “I can tell you the President believes being unpredictable is to his advantage [in these trade talks]. Things are changing every day but recently there appears to be a small light at the end of the tunnel.”
Marcus Lumber is a family owned and operated home center serving all of Northwest Iowa since 1920.