Gillman Home Center announces purchase of Aurora Lumber

first_imgAurora, In. — Officials from the Gillman’s Home Center have announced the purchase of Aurora Lumber.Officials from the Gillman’s Home Center have announced the purchase of Aurora Lumber. Aurora Lumber was founded 150 years ago and has been owned by the Petty family for the last 50 years. Contractors, remodelers and home owners have come to expect quality, integrity and knowledgeable customer service.Curtis Gillman of Gillman Home Center said, “The company plans to build on the valued aspects of Aurora that contributed to its success, including retaining its experienced staff, while enhancing it with Gillman’s innovative merchandise mix and competitive pricing thanks to its increased buying power.”“We believe this is the best decision for the future of our business and its role in the Aurora community,” explained John Petty of Aurora Lumber. “It ensures Aurora Lumber will remain an important resource. Just as importantly, our employees can continue to provide outstanding service and support to our customers. We look forward to this new chapter in our company’s story with Gillman Home Center.”Located in Batesville, Indiana, Gillman Home Center is a full-service hardware and lumber dealer with nine locations in Batesville, Brookville, Centerville, Connersville, Edinburgh, New Castle and Winchester, as well as Eaton and Oxford in Ohio. Gillman was founded in 1980 by Charlie Gillman, a second-generation homebuilder who still runs the company today, along with his sons and approximately 200 other team members.“This really will be the best of both worlds for Aurora Lumber’s customers and employees,” Gillman said. “We are excited about combining the aspects that have made Aurora a successful business for more than 150 years with the unique benefits of Gillman Home Center and creating an outstanding new lumber and home improvement resource for the community.”The business will eventually transition to the Gillman Home Center name.last_img read more

Ronaldo cries ‘persecution’ after appeal against 5-game ban is rejected

first_imgMADRID, Spain – Cristiano Ronaldo blasted his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as “persecution” after his appeal against a five-game ban was rejected yesterday.The World Player-of-the-Year missed the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later yesterday and will miss Madrid’s first four games of the season in La Liga.“Impossible to be immune to this situation, 5 games!!” Ronaldo posted to his 108 million followers on Instagram.“It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous; this is called persecution!“Thanks to my teammates for the support and the fans!!!”The Portuguese captain was controversially sent off as Madrid won the first leg of the Super Cup 3-1 on Sunday at the Camp Nou.Ronaldo had come off the bench to fire Madrid into a 2-1 lead but was booked for removing his shirt in celebration and then saw a second yellow card when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea adjudged he had dived trying to win a penalty eight minutes from time.After being shown the 10th red card of his career, Ronaldo then lightly pushed the referee.On Monday the Spanish Federation (RFEF) issued Ronaldo with an automatic one-game ban for the red card plus an extra four-match suspension for the push.Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has also expressed his anger at what he believes is an excessive punishment.“When you look at everything that happened, to think Cristiano won’t play five games with us… it is infuriating,” Zidane said on Tuesday.Ronaldo will be absent when Madrid begin their defence of La Liga on Sunday at Deportivo la Coruna as well as for home games against Valencia and Levante and a trip to Real Sociedad.Ronaldo will, though, be free to play when Madrid begin their Champions League campaign on September 12 or 13. (AFP)last_img read more

Friends Together to host Family Day in the park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Friends Together and the owners of Dinosaur Gardens have teamed up to host a Family Day in the park. Families and loved ones who have been affected by cancer are invited to participate.Family Day is free to attend, however a wrist band is required for entry. Parents and children will be able to walk the dinosaur tour, join in on a game of putt–putt golf and get hands on with fossil digging.Families will have the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy a hot dog lunch. The event is Sunday August 23 from 11am to 2:30pm. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and a face covering is required upon entering the store.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Activist looks to limit Governor Whitmer’s powerNext Working for Justice fundraiser for equalitylast_img read more