The culmination of a year of upgrades and renovations, Black Lumber Manager and Vice President Alison Beauchamp cuts a ribbon on the Greencastle lumber yard’s grand reopening Saturday morning. Surrounded by stakeholders and city and Chamber of Commerce representatives, Beauchamp reflected on what the reopening means to the North Indiana Street business. “We’re turning back into a full-service kind of lumber yard,” Beauchamp said. After seven years with the company, she said the addition of more hardware supplies has revitalized the business. “I could have told you who was going to walk into this place at what time,” she said. “These days, we don’t know three quarters of the people who walk in.” Beachamp said Black currently has the supplies — or access to them by ordering — to build a house from bottom to top. Also present for the ribbon cutting are (from left) Mayor Bill Dory, William M. Black, Jane Black, Chamber representative Tonya Sanders, Ethlyn Taylor, Beauchamp, President C. E. Taylor, Tim Cannon and Chamber Executive Director Brian Cox. Black Lumber is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Black can be reached at 653-5171.
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