50 years of timber trading in Mount Carmel has new owners

MT. CARMEL, Illinois (WFIE) – RP Lumber Co., Inc. officials say. They acquired Kieffer Lumber in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

RP Lumber officials say they are a family-owned hardware and building materials retailer, and that makes their 59th location in Illinois and 85th overall.

β€œFor 50 years, Kieffer Lumber has served the citizens of Wabash County and the greater Illinois/Indiana bi-state area, and we are thrilled that their team has joined the RP Lumber family,” said Robert Plummer, President and CEO of RP Lumber. . “We’ve recently added locations in other states, but our roots are in Illinois, and we’re excited to grow our footprint in Lincoln’s land.”

β€œMy family has worked in hardware, lumber, and construction for many years,” said Duane Kieffer, who currently runs the Kieffer Lumber Company, which his parents, Marge and Al Kieffer, opened in 1972. With good business and good clients, we have now decided to hand the covenants to a peer of the highest caliber as our family has made decisions about the next steps for our business,” Keefer added.

Kieffers says they will continue to work with the company.

Officials say the deal will close on Friday, and the store will begin operating under the RP Lumber name on Saturday.

They say Team Kieffer Lumber will stay on board. In addition, the company will look to hire additional employees.

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