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Carter Lumber plans to hire as many as 100 in Franklin

April 7, 2010

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.

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