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Bender Lumber was a locally owned lumber business located on West 11th Street. It also includes home renovation materials, with a flooring center and kitchen and bath designs. The company was formed in 1962 when Harold Bender and his sons purchased the Wegmiller Lumber company from its owner, who was retiring.
To encourage employee loyalty, the company provides employees with a stock ownership program.
The location is now home to Blue Heron Woodworking.