43 Years of Service
Ernie White Day
September 9, 2016
Ernie White day is very special to all of us here at Tart Lumber Company! It was July 1973 when Ernie White stopped by Tart Lumbe in Arlington and was offered a job driving a truck by Mr. Tart himself on the spot. At first, Ernie didn’t understand that Mr. Tart wanted him to start the same day, and of course in those days, the truck Ernie drove didn’t have a dump bed, let alone a piggy-back forklift! Everything was unloaded by hand, or if lucky with a forklift at the jobsite.
The week Ernie started, Richard Nixon was still in the White House, #1 at the box office was James Bond in Live and Let Die, and at the top of the singles chart was Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) by George Harrison. The Dow Jones opened at 880.57, and the average cost of a gallon of gas was 38.5 cents!
In honor of his 43 years of loyal service (only Mr. and Mrs. Tart have worked longer at the company!) we’ve dedicated
September 9, 2016 as Ernie White Day.
Thank you, Big E, for being a part of the Tart Lumber family for that many years and giving us wonderful memories! We
wish you only the best in your retirement.