Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for

What’s the deal at Woodtex?

The company has apparently gone out of business, and without much warning at that. The company was formed back in 1983. It’s founder, Sanford Lapp, moved from Pennsylvania to Yates County.

Sheds, barns, gazebos, horse barns, and garages were the areas of focus. Small structures, which were popular items in the rural Finger Lakes.

Lapp’s sons, identified as Kent and Ben by the Finger Lakes Times, took over the business in 2010. The FLT looked into the local closing after a post to Facebook from a dissatisfied customer.

“This post is not intended to berate a company or start a fury of negative posts. It is meant as informational only,” Mary Maslyn wrote. “I have dealt with Woodtex in Himrod for years and have nothing but good things to say about the folks there. This is out of their control. Just wanted to give folks a heads up in case they have ordered a shed or other structure.”

She never received a shed that was paid for to the company that now operates Woodtex … or did up until recently.

The FLT reports that Riverwood Cabins, which is located in Tennessee near Nasvhille was collecting deposits from new customers as recently as mid-January. They took in more than $4 million in customer deposits, who did not receive cabins before the company declared bankruptcy.

Now, customers like Maslyn are left looking for answers as the company moves through bankruptcy.


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