Carter Lumber plans to hire as many as 100 in Franklin

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Carter Lumber Co. plans to hire 80 to 100 people beginning in June at a new wholesale lumberyard and truss-making facility in Franklin.

The Kent, Ohio-based company operated a retail store in Franklin until several years ago but closed it when the home-building market began to slump.

Now, the city of Franklin has reached a tentative tax-abatement agreement to help Carter buy new equipment for the facility. It will be located along U.S. 31 in a building vacated last summer by North Carolina-based Stock Building Supply, which laid off 85 people when it closed.

“The company will bring long-term sustainable jobs to our community, and we will work them to make sure they are a success story,” said Franklin Mayor Fred Paris in a statement.

From its Franklin facility, Carter plans to sell custom millwork, windows, doors, trusses, panels and engineered floors.

Carter operates more than 200 stores in 10 states and employs more then 3,500.


  • carter lumber
    Yes but mabey the sales counter guy was new behind the counter and you should have went back into the store and asked to speak to the store manager.....
  • carter lumber
    Yes but mabey the sales counter guy was new behind the counter and you should have went back into the store and asked to speak to the store manager.....
  • Carter Lumber or Online retailers
    My Story...
    I would like to share a story about a local Lumber yard. Carter lumber. On Friday Nov, 19 2010 I went to Carter Lumber to purchase to garage doors. The doors I wanted were Wayne Dalton doors. They were in stock so I purchased. It was time to pay for purchase. Total bill 670.95. I paid 500 in cash 170.95 debit card. The clerk card the entire total to debit card. I said no worries just keep it on the card and give me the 500.00 cash back and I will put it in the bank. He says I will simply credit it your card back. I said Are you sure... He says yep no problem. I said okay. Well turns out not only did the credit not work THEY CHARGE me 670.95 twice on my debit card. Keep in mind at this time I have paid 500.00 cash 170.95 on card then 670.95 on card then 670.94 on card. WOW total investment that day over 2000.00 for doors that cost 670.95 tax in. Okay Nov 20 2010 I call the store explain the same story, I was told they would have to wait until Monday and check credit card batch to verify my story. They checked the numbers and low and behold I was correct over charge 670.95 twice. So I was told that it would be credit back... ( as you could imagine at this point I was concern with that statement) Well here we are Nov 26 2010 and only one of the 670.95 have been credit back to me. Carter Lumber has tied up over 1300 of my hard earn bucks and I'm fighting for a timely refund. So much for shopping the local and locally own retailers. Most of you know me well enough to know I like buying local not everything online. Its retailers like this that makes shopping online delivery to your front door a better option. By the way I was told by the employees at the Corporate office that UPPER MGT could not be contacted but yet they would pass on the information. Please take away from this story what you want, for me I will shop online have it delivered to my front door and I guess let the local and locally own vendors fend for themselves as they have done for me. At this point Monday morning I will file a small claim against Carter Lumber and see if that report reaches UPPER MGT as I could not. Bill Jones

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