Unionville’s Sanford & Hawley Lumberyard Renovation Earns national Recognition

The following press release was submitted by Sanford & Hawley.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
Submitted release

The recently completed renovation of the Sanford & Hawley lumberyard at 1790 Farmington Avenue in Unionville was recognized for excellence in facility design by a national industry publication.

Winners of the PROSALES Excellence Awards, the most prestigious award program in the construction supply industry, were announced in Washington, D.C., on November 20.

The awards program "celebrates business leaders whose creativity and ingenuity have not only improved and reinvigorated their own companies, but also set new benchmarks for service in the entire industry."

Steve Campbell, editor, PROSALES magazine, said "Sanford & Hawley turned a bad situation into a winner by using an opportunity afforded by a road project to completely redesign its century-old facility."

The renovation effort was prompted by a state road improvement project that required the taking of a big chunk of the 129-year-old retail site. The makeover included building demolition, physical re-location of an existing building, construction of a new building and installation of an advanced lumber storage racking system. The upshot has been easier access for customers and greater order-processing speed.

Bob Sanford, president of Sanford & Hawley said, "We appreciate the national recognition. As a family-owned, fourth and fifth generation business we are proud of our heritage. And we will continue to invest in the latest technology and facility improvements because we care about our customers and our community."

Founded in 1884, Sanford & Hawley distributes quality lumber and building materials and employs a substantial number of workers. In addition to its Unionville location, the company operates three other "real lumberyards" in Avon, Manchester, and West Springfield, Mass.


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