FOUNDER OF NEMACOLIN RESORT, 84 LUMBER, DIES AT 100

The man who founded the 84 Lumber Company chain and Nemacolin Resort has died at the age of 100.   A family statement provided by the company says  Joseph Hardy the third died Saturday on his 100th birthday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Hardy as being credited with giving the lumber business a cash-and-carry approach  for  professional contractors and builders. The 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s largest privately-owned building materials supplier with nearly four-billion-dollars in revenue in 2020.