Change in economy forces ETX company to close doors after 86 years
POSTED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:13am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A landmark lumber company in East Texas has announced they will close its doors after nearly nine decades in business.
On Monday, Gulf State Lumber publicly revealed they will be going out of business April 1, 2014.
The locally-owned and operated lumber yard has been in business selling retail, commercial and residential lumber since 1928.
Larry Hussey, the president of the company and employee of 26 years, tells KETK they are sad to be going out of business and they appreciate all the friends they have made over the years.
"We are closing due to the drastic change in the economy," said Hussey.
The company, which is owned by Sam Wolf and employs nine people, is located at 302 East Line Street in Tyler and the hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m., to 4:45 p.m.