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Chuck, Dana, and Lane Fortinberry, along with family and friends, celebrate the opening of their new business. (click for larger version)
May 26, 2010 - Chuck and Dana Fortinberry hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening for their Ironton Rustic Furniture and Accessories store on Dixie Highway, May 19.

"I'm so happy to be here today," said Dana, former 52-2 district court judge. "People smile when they come here. At the courthouse, not so many smiles."

Chuck Fortinberry, former car dealer, was also glad to be back in business in the Clarkston area.

"We could have called it a day, buried our heads in the sand, and left this area," he said. "But I believe in the area, the people. It's a beautiful part of the country. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work."

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Clarkston and Waterford chambers of commerce and government officials welcomed the new business, which offers wood furniture and other items, most made in Michigan.

"I'm proud of my family," said Lane Fortinberry, one of Dana and Chuck's sons, who created a website for the company, www.irontonrustics.com.

"When we got here a month ago, it was just green walls. My mom did all of this."

For more information, call Ironton, 4977 Dixie Highway, at 248-674-2400.

– Phil Custodio

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