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GOLD BEACH LUMBER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

Gold Beach Lumber Yard is celebrating its Grand Opening today (Oct. 1) through Saturday, Oct. 4, at their new location on Highway 101 north of Benham Lane in Harbor.

"The grand opening is our way of introducing ourselves to the community and showcasing our low prices and quality of service to our future and current customers," said Ryan Ringer, general manager of Gold Beach Lumber Yard.

"Not only will we be offering daily door prizes, barbecues, and vacation giveaways, but the community will have an opportunity to meet our knowledgeable staff and participate in fun activities for the whole family."

The four-day event schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 1

•10 a.m. Chamber Ribbon Cutting;

•10:30 to 2 p.m., barbecue sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paint and Vendor Fair until closing time – product representatives on hand to answer questions;

•5 p.m., door prize drawing.

Thursday, Oct. 2

•10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., barbecue sponsored by OrePac Building Products

•Noon to 5 p.m., Fastest Framer Competition sponsored by South Coast Lumber; the competitor who frames an 10-foot by 8-foot wall the quickest will win a new Hitachi framing gun;

•5 p.m., door prize drawings.

Friday, Oct. 3

•11 a.m., South Coast roofing competition and Owens Corning barbecue; the competitor who is able to lay one bundle of roofing material the fastest will win a new Hitachi roofing gun. Sponsored by Owens-Corning.

•5 p.m., door prize drawings.

Saturday, Oct. 4

•11 a.m., Curry County Belt Sander Races and barbecue; the competitor whose belt sander is the fastest to race 50 feet will win a new DeWalt 18-volt tool kit. Please bring your own belt sander;

•5 p.m., door prize drawings.

Entry to all competitions is open to the general public. Hammer and nails will be supplied. Storewide sales will continue through Oct. 12.

Gold Beach Lumber Yard has been serving customers in the Curry County area for four generations, since 1959 and joined the Do it Best Corp. in 1991.

According to the Family Firm Institute, a research group in Boston, only 30 percent of family-owned businesses make it to the second generation, 10 percent to the third generation, and 3 percent to the fourth. While all enterprises are susceptible to failure, regardless of ownership, family businesses contend with some unique issues (see BusinessWeek.com, Sept. 26, 2007), such as managing succession, going public, bringing in outside board members and other executives, and keeping products or services relevant through the generations.

Currently, Gold Beach Lumber Yard offers a complete line of hardware, plumbing, lumber, paint, lawn and garden supplies and home decor for the do-it-yourselfer and professional contractor.

Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales approaching $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. serves 4,100 member-retailers in the United States as well as in 45 foreign countries.

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