The Carter Lumber store in Kent had its last official day of business on Dec. 31, according to Mark Ely, director of marketing for the lumber company.

Ely said the eight employees of the Kent store, located at 816 W. Main Street, were offered the same positions at either the Mogadore or Ravenna stores.

“Over the last 10 years, we’ve gone to a market concept where we have stores — in this case, Mogadore, Ravenna and Kent — sharing resources,” he explained. “Essentially, they operated as one big store.”

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