Just a few years shy of its 100th anniversary, DuBell Lumber in Medford, N.J. is closing its doors. The company announced the closing on its Facebook page.
Calls to DuBell Lumber Monday were met with a message saying, “all of our locations are closed and we’ve ceased operations.”
Founded in 1922 by William C. DuBell, his son Charles, and grandson Lester, DuBell Lumber grew from a single yard in East Camden, N.J. to seven locations including lumberyards, a truss plant, a kitchen and bath showroom and distribution center, according to the company’s website. In 1981, the original Camden site was destroyed in a fire and the company’s headquarters was moved to Medford, N.J.
The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, N.J. reports that the company was approved for a major expansion in 2016, but the expansion never took place. The paper reports that DuBell companies employed 157 workers according to a layoff notice posted by the state’s Department of Labor.