Family Owned Business Damaged in Monday’s Storm

"NO ONE WAS HURT & WE’RE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS."

A family owned business in Columbus, called Valley Fir and Redwood, faced damage to their business after a powerful line of storms swept through town.

Sales Manager at Valley Fir and Redwood, Buddy Wallace tells us the company has been in business for at least 60 years. “No one was hurt and we’re still open for business. In fact, we are back in business right now. We have been in business for 65 years and we are not changing now,” said Wallace.

One of the company’s employees named Steven Arnold tells us, he heard the roof fall in. “Sounded like a bunch of stuff came crashing down. We were all inside,” said Arnold.

After the storm moved through, Wallace said three of their trucks were crushed by the roof that fell in. “Basically, all of our lumber and higher end products are damaged. Our cedar boards, our hardwood lumber and plywood are wet. I have a brand new truck that is sitting that is under the roof and that truck is less than a month old. There are two other trucks inside the damaged building,” said Wallace.

Arnold said that just because their warehouse has fallen, they will not be slowing up on the daily work they do. “We are a small family owned business, we have been here for a long time and we will just keep it going.”

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