Volney G. Bennett Lumber, now located in Somerdale, NJ is a family-owned 5th generation company established in 1876 by Voleny G. Bennett in Camden.
The sons Killam and Volney followed their father into the business, which was on 2nd street in Camden for over 100 years.
Volney Sr. lived at 310 N 6th Street in Camden and was an officer in a number of Camden Building & Loan Associations. He was the first President of the Camden Board of Trade and also owned The Post-Telegram newspaper. He became the mayor of Riverton not long afterwards.
Volney Jr. studied medicine, but stayed in lumber. He was the president of the Camden Board of Trade after his father's death and the president of the South Jersey Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926. He was also the mayor of Merchantville.
Alfred, a company incorporator, moved to Pasadena and played a huge part in founding the Rose Bowl Parade.
Today, the company never ceases in finding ways to get better and improve.