EIGHTY FOUR, Pa., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 84 Lumber, the nation's largest privately held building materials supplier, is launching a recruitment effort to fill immediate openings at its retail and manufacturing locations in the Atlanta region. The company will host a two-day Hiring Event on May 11th and 12th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Douglasville, GA, retail store (13390 Veterans Memorial Highway, Douglasville, GA). At the event, job seekers will learn more about the company culture and get the opportunity to be interviewed for open positions in the area that include manager trainee (MT) and lumber yard, warehouse, and production associate. Qualified job seekers may receive an offer of employment during the event.
"84 Lumber is seeking to fill positions at seven different locations across the Atlanta region, including four retail stores, a door shop, a truss manufacturing plant, and our Atlanta window warehouse, where we'll be hiring at least 10 new employees alone. In all, we're recruiting for 35 positions across our Atlanta-area operations," said Rob Woodrow, divisional vice president at 84 Lumber. "We're growing along with the growth in the construction industry – here in the Atlanta region and across the nation. We're looking for people seeking a fresh start."
Woodrow went on to detail the openings in the region:
- Manager trainees (MTs) hired by 84 Lumber enter an intensive, one-on-one, on-the-job training program that teaches them about the company's business and puts them on a path to become a future leader within the enterprise. Starting compensation for manager trainees is more than $40,000 per year.
- Lumber yard, warehouse, and production associates need no prior experience and perform essential functions behind the scenes – from the management of supply shipments to the operation of equipment. Production associates work in the manufacturing plants on engineered wood products, trusses, and components. These associates can expect a starting pay of between $12 and $17 per hour based on experience.
"We are a family-owned company, which means we are committed to helping our employees build and cultivate a career with us. In fact, 95% of our store managers started in our manager trainee program," Woodrow said. "As we see it, 84 Lumber recruits individuals with a can-do attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn. Once we find these people and they join the company, we teach and train them and find ways for them to grow with us."
Woodrow added that 84 Lumber expects it might find the right fit from all types of candidates – an individual with no construction experience, military veterans ready to embark on their next career challenge, or people with some previous work experience who seek to redirect their career.
Candidates interested in participating in the Hiring Event are asked to pre-register. To sign up, go to http://www.84americandream.com/atlanta and complete the form. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from 84 Lumber with the link to apply for the desired position. To save time, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for positions online before they attend the event.
NOTE: 84 Lumber requires all attendees to wear a mask at the event. Recruits will also be asked to practice social distancing during the Hiring Event. In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a background check and drug screening prior to receiving an offer of employment.
ABOUT 84 LUMBER
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation's largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates nearly 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 states. 84 Lumber also offers turnkey installation services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified national women's business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Knox, 84 Lumber was named by Forbes as one of America's Largest Private Companies in 2018 and one of America's Best Large Employers in 2019. For more information, visit 84lumber.com or join us at Facebook.com/84lumber and linkedin.com/company/84-lumber.
Jeff Donaldson, BLD Marketing
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