Hal’s Millwork holds liquidation saleThe signs say “huge sale” and “liquidation.”
By: Debbie Griffin, River Falls Journal
The signs say “huge sale” and “liquidation.”
Partners and co-owners Greg Krech and Ron Hopkins announced in late January that after 25 years, they were closing Hal’s Millwork, 610 Whitetail Blvd. An 80 percent plunge in the Twin Cities housing market hit the company hard since its products usually went to clients building new single-family homes.
Hal’s moved to the Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park from Inver Inver Grove Heights, Minn., in March 2002. They named the business after its first owner.
The liquidation-sale signs popped up Wednesday, drawing curiosity. Independent consultant Mark Prettyman said sale organizers are just beginning to sort and arrange everything inside.
Prettyman said technically, the sale starts March 30 and runs through the end of April; people can come in and browse the merchandise now, too. A steady trickle of curious shoppers passed through Wednesday to check out the inventory.
Prettyman said everything but the ceiling must go, including all racks and shelving. Merchandise for sale includes doors, windows, lots of trim, power tools, table saws, air compressors, work benches, industrial-sized fans and other items.
Prettyman said the partners intend to have everything out of the building by May 1. He said the River Falls EDC has fielded a few buyer inquiries about the 47,000-square-foot building.