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Third-generation, family-owned Bear Paw Lumber, Havre, Mt., is winding down operations at 44 years of business.

Third-generation, family-owned Bear Paw Lumber, Havre, Mt., is winding down operations at 44 years of business.

The store began a liquidation sale May 14 that will continue until every last item, from merchandise and equipment to fixtures and furniture, is sold.

Co-owner David Lohse said the primary reason for the closure is that his partner and son, Jess Lohse, is leaving to join the Structural Building Components Association as assistant executive direct.

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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