Crouse Lumber renaming and ribbon cutting set


Crouse Lumber relaunch ribbon cutting: 11 a.m., 333 E. Market St., Lima.

LIMA — Crouse Lumber, also known as 501 Metals and Lumber, will have a relaunch ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at its location, 333 E. Market St., Lima.

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On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Crouse Lumber (also known as 501 Metals and Lumber) will celebrate a return to the name that honors the business’s rich history in the heart of downtown Lima, with a ribbon cutting by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at 333 East Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45801, at 11 am. In attendance will be Mr. Jed Metzger, president of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marvin Schwatrz, owner of Crouse Lumber, Ms. Jill Ackerman, superintendent of the Lima City Schools, Mr. Roger Calvert of Habitat for Humanity and other government and civic leaders.

Mr. Schwartz, owner of Crouse Lumber, has stated he is eager for the relaunch of such a fixture in the heart of downtown Lima. “I am a big believer in the “buy local, stay local” approach to business. That philosophy allows us to build relationships with both local nonprofits, such as Habitat for Humanity, to whom we have donated in excess of $300,000, local contractors and builders, as well as our neighbors in the heart of downtown. Also, we are partnering with Ohio Means Jobs to provide internships and real-world experience through their Youth Program. We are looking forward to continuing the great tradition we have here, and we invite you to visit us to see how we may serve you, our local community.”

This ribbon cutting launches us into that rebranding vision. It will be followed on Friday, March 20, 2020 with a “Spring into 2020” spring cleaning event. That event will include free food, 20% off garden tools and supplies, household cleaning supplies, and a drawing for a $20 gift certificate.

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Crouse Lumber relaunch ribbon cutting: 11 a.m., 333 E. Market St., Lima.

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