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New Member Monday: Alexander Lumber

July 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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Located at: 4340 420th St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Open: Monday-Friday: 7 am - 4:30 pm

Services Offered: Lumber and materials for home improvements of any kind

 

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At Alexander Lumber, as our name implies, we provide lumber of all kinds, but we're more than that: We're also windows and doors. Kitchens and baths. We’re decorative trim and hardware, decking and molding. But we’re even more than building materials: We’re pros at getting the job done, by helping you do it correctly.

The first Alexander Lumber yard was opened in 1891 by John Alexander, with the aid of two partners, Tom Brittingham and Joe Hixon, and a $5,000 loan from Continental Illinois Bank of Chicago. John Alexander’s entrepreneurial spirit and subsequent westward expansion of the railroad led to a series of land leases and “line yards” or small-scale lumberyards along the route. More than 100 of the small yards under his control were in operation by the late 1920’s. They proved a boon to local farmers and spurred the next stage of the company’s growth.

In 2016, we marked our 125th year in business. There are currently a total of 18 retail yards under the Alexander Lumber umbrella, 15 in Illinois, 2 in Wisconsin and one in Iowa. In addition, the company operates truss plants in Cortland and LeRoy, Ill., and a showroom/sales office in Twin Lakes, Wis.

Visit their brand new location at 4340 420th St in Iowa City to learn how Alexander Lumber can make your project a reality!

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