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Childhood Cancer Awareness

Little Nora Jean’s Fighting Machine

Cancer Awareness delivery truck

The latest edition to the Henry Poor Lumber delivery fleet, “Nora Jean’s Fighting Machine.”

With the recent addition to Henry Poor Lumber’s delivery fleet of a new Freightliner flatbed moffett truck, we wanted to honor a very special person who has shown us all what toughness and resilience look like.

So we christened our new delivery truck “Nora Jean’s Fighting Machine”.

An Extraordinarily Difficult Time

Jim Andrew’s granddaughter, Nora Jean Dane, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer at the age of 3.  Her treatment required extensive brain surgery, chemotherapy and proton radiation treatments that lasted over a year.  From a future that promised little hope to being declared cancer free in 2019, little Nora Jean demonstrated the resilience and heart that got her, and her family, through an extraordinarily difficult time.

Raising Awareness of Childhood Cancer
Nora Jean Cancer Fighting Machine

Little Nora Jean test driving part of the new delivery truck named in her honor.

Did you know that each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 children in the United States will hear the words “your child has cancer”.  This diagnosis can devastate a family.

Because of the personal experience the Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express family has been through with Nora Jean, they are committed to raising the awareness of the impact of childhood cancer on the lives of many young people and their families.

 Childhood Cancer Facts
  • 43 children per day are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. That is 1 in every 333 children in the United States.
  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.
  • The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000.
  • Only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer.
  • Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer, as compared with the hundreds of drugs that have been created exclusively for adults.
  • More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 years of age. These health-related issues are side-effects of either cancer or more commonly, the result of its treatment.
Morgan Adams Foundation logoJoining the Fight

In honor of little Nora Jean, Henry Poor Lumber will donate 20 cents for every mile the Nora Jean Fighting Machine logs in 2020 to the Morgan Adams Foundation.

The Morgan Adams Foundation funds kids’ cancer research. They raise awareness of, and educate our communities about the need for pediatric and young adult specific cancer treatments.

Working with leading researchers and physicians, the Morgan Adams Foundation funds new and innovative ideas that will improve cancer treatment effectiveness, overall outcomes, survival rates and quality of life while minimizing the devastating side effects current treatments have on children.

To learn more about and how to support this organization go to the Morgan Adams Foundation.

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C2E Expo Promotes Construction Industry Careers

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C2E Expo bannerC2E Expo Thursday, Feb. 20
IVY Tech Community
College

C2E CONSTRUCTION CAREER & EDUCATION EXPO
Thursday, February 2oth
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IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN  47905
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STUDENT SESSIONS
9:30am – 11:30am and 11:30am – 1:30pm

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GENERAL PUBLIC CAREER EXPO
3:30pm – 7:00pm


Stop by the Henry Poor Lumber/Flooring Express display at Ivy Tech and learn about the career opportunities in the building material supply industry.  Positions range from delivery driver to procurement specialist to design consultant. 

Henry Poor C2E Expo display

Stop by the Henry Poor/Flooring Express display to learn more about careers in the Building Materials Industry.

Construction Industry Careers
The C2E (Construction Career & Education) Expo emphasizes the importance of construction to our economy while drawing attention to many rewarding, high-skill careers available within the Construction industry.

The C2E Expo brings together members of the industry to speak and demonstrate numerous skills used within three core functions; Plan-It, Build-It, and Finish-It.

The result is a collaboration between industry, students, and the general public showcasing construction careers that best fit an attendee’s personality and lifestyle.

For More Info
Students to register go to C2E Registration.  No registration is needed to attend the General Public Career Expo.

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2020 Home Building & Remodeling Show
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2020 Home Building & Remodeling ShowLooking for Remodeling Ideas?  Come See Our Newest Products!

cabinets, flooring and deckingKitchen & Bath Ideas featuring Whitecliff Fine Cabinetry. Custom cabinetry available only at Henry Poor.

Carpet, LVT and Hardwood Flooring featuring vinyl plank flooring from MSI and Engineered Floors.

Outdoor Living Products featuring Trex
Decking and Railings.  Deck design assistance also available.

 

Visit Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express in Booths 54, 55, 56 & 57.

Stop By Our Booth and Enter Our “Dinner On Us” Drawing
Each visitor to our booth is welcome to enter our drawing for a $100 gift card for The Bryant restaurant.

 

basketballWin $500, Matt Painter Signed Basketball
BAGL is also giving visitors a chance to win $500 and a signed basketball from Purdue Basketball Head Coach Matt Painter.

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Happy Holidays from the Henry Poor Family

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Henry Poor Happy HolidaysChristmas card captionAt this special time of year everyone at Henry Poor Lumber, Flooring Express and HP Wood Packaging would like to extend season’s greetings to all our customers, vendors and friends in our community.

As the year draws to a close we are thankful for all we have been given and especially for the ongoing support we have received from so many this past year.

It is comforting at this time of the year to be close to friends and family. We hope that you are able to share the holidays with those who are dearest to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with those far from home, especially our troops serving us in distant lands.

It is with these thoughts and a strong faith that all of us in the Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express family wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Jim, Jay and Tom Andrew

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Fill the Hummer, Drive Away Hunger

Henry Poor Lumber Hummer (vehicle)

Food finders bag of groceriesHelp us fill the Hummer. Now through October 25th we will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations at Henry Poor Lumber & Flooring Express for Food Finders “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.

IT’S FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY @ HENRY POOR LUMBER!

HAVE LUNCH ON US!

OCTOBER 25TH, 11AM TO 1PM

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Henry Poor Lumber Co., 3315 Brady Lane, Lafayette, IN 47909
765-474-1388   www.henrypoor.com

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Carry the Torch Cancer Walk

Community Cancer Network logoJoin Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express In Supporting Local Cancer Patients

Most of us have been impacted in some way by cancer through our family and friends.  Supporting those with cancer is the mission of the Community Cancer Network, a local organization that provides transportation, food, medicine, emotional support and so much more during the difficult times caused by cancer.

Carry the Torch Cancer WalkHenry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express are once again walking and taking one for the team to support the Community Cancer Network and we are asking for your help!

Carry the Torch Walk

Join the Henry Poor/FE Carry the Torch Walk team on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Riehle Plaza or donate to our team in support of this cause.  Details on how to do this can be found at Cancer Walk.

Pie in the Face Contest

Henry Poor team members with pies in the faceTake part in the HP/FE “Pie in the Face” contest.  Stop by Henry Poor Lumber and place a donation in the jar of the person you would most like to see have a pie tossed in their direction.  The three individuals with the most contributions will get the honors at Henry Poor’s Cookout on Sept. 27.

Stop by Henry Poor Lumber on Sept. 27 beginning at noon and make a donation of $10 to throw some very messy pies at the HP/FE team members.  It’s great fun for a wonderful organization.

Questions?

Have questions on how you can get involved?  We’d encourage you to contact Nicole Reece at Flooring Express at 765-607-4435 or nreece@henrypoor.com.

Live Schluter Shower System Demo at Flooring Express

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Schluter shower systemThinking about remodeling a bathroom? Discover the Schluter®-Shower System, an integrated family of products that create fully waterproof and vapor tight solutions for tiled showers, steam showers, and bathtub surrounds.

Join our Schluter technical expert as he walks us through each step to install their Shower System for tiled showers, steam showers, and bathtub surrounds.

Additional details can be found in the attached flyer.

Schluter Shower System Demo

Flooring Express
2665 Maple Point Drive
Lafayette, IN  47905

Wednesday – September 4, 2019
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Food & Beverages Provided

Please RSVP to Brian Curwick at bcurwick@henrypoor.com ; or Brian Whitus at bwhitus@henrypoor.com.

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2019 Summer Parade of Homes

2019 Parade of Homes. Lafayette, IN
Summer Parade of Homes Showcases Local Builders

Parade of Homes displaysSaturday,    July 13       12pm – 5 pm
Sunday,       July 14       12pm – 5 pm
Thursday,   July 18         5pm – 8 pm

 

New Construction, Remodeling Ideas on Display  

  • Kitchen and Bath Ideas
  • Wood, Carpet and Custom Flooring
  • Custom woodwork and trim
  • Outdoor Living Spaces

Like to thank our Local Builders

All of us at Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express would like to thank all the builders who let us be part of the Parade of Homes through the many high quality products and services we supply.

Citation Homes • JL Builders • Kalan Homes • Komark Ltd • Majestic Homes • Milakis Homes • Sterling Homes • Timberstone Homes • Crown Line Homes • KHI-Laf, Inc. • One Cutt, LLC
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parade map iconSee Floor Plans, Home Descriptions and Locations

To learn more about the homes on display and where to find them go to BAGL.com.  You’ll be able to download maps to your phone and get much more information on each home.  Admission is free.

Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express, Lafayette, IN

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Building Materials Industry Careers

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The Building Materials Industry Needs You!

Building homes, schools, office buildings and communities can’t happen without professionals in the construction trades and lumber and building materials (LBM) industry.

Today there is a shortage of skilled workers in these industries.  These jobs pay well, are fun to work in, and have abundant opportunities for career growth.

Lumber and Building Materials

There are various roles in the building materials industry for anyone willing to work hard and be responsible.  These include Sales Specialist, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Building Component Designer, Material Estimator, Carpenter, and Truck Driver.

Training for these positions is often acquired on the job from attending seminars, workshops, and working alongside more experienced co-workers.  The Midwest Building Suppliers Association has a very good video at LBM Careers that provides great insight into your future in this industry.

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Construction Trades

In the construction trades there are opportunities as electricians, plumbers and carpenters that do require additional education and apprenticeships, but not a four year college degree.  These jobs pay very well and offer long term job security.

Build Your Future Indiana

We’d encourage you to learn about construction careers and training opportunities now emerging in our state.  Build Your Future Indiana’s goal is to help Indiana residents to qualify for and get jobs in these high-demand occupations.  To learn more go to Build Your Future Indiana.

Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express

We are always looking for talented, hardworking individuals at Henry Poor Lumber and Flooring Express.

If you have the desire to learn and are willing to work hard there may be an opportunity for you.  Go to our Careers webpage and fill out our employment application.  If you have specific question, please contact Debbie Davis at 765-474-1388 or ddavis@henrypoor.com.

 

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Henry Poor Cookout – June 28th

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Join Us For Our “Summer Is Finally Here” Cookout

Henry Poor June 28 Cookout flyer