Chamber celebrates Morsches and 150 years

Members of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center board stopped by Morsches Builders Mart. They met with staff and leaders of the company to present them with a plaque congratulating and thanking them for 150 years of service in the community. Morsches Builders Mart was started in 1871 and was owned by a Simon Jack Peabody. As the company’s website shares, Ferdinand Morsches began working for Peabody, but was quickly promoted, taking on the role of manager for three of the company’s mills. Morsches later took on the role of vice president, and in 1933, after Peabody had died, the mill was renamed the Morsches-Nowels Lumber Company. Morsches later took full ownership, and today the company has grown, but remains a family business.

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