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August 11, 2014

Beloit, Wisconsin-based building products distributor ABC Supply Co., will open its first North Dakota location. 

The official opening date for the Fargo store is Aug. 18.

August 11, 2014

Kodiak Building Partners purchased substantially all the assets of AO, Inc., a Dallas based fabricator and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office build-out market.

The move brings Denver, Colorado-based Kodiak deeper into Texas, and follows acquisitions of Gulf & Basco and Factory Builder Stores. 

August 11, 2014

US LBM Holdings has expanded its footprint yet again via the acquisition of Brooklyn-based Samuel Feldman Lumber Co.

Owners Robert and Kenneth Feldman will remain on-board, with Kenneth stepping in as president of Feldman Lumber.

“We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Kenny Feldman. “This partnership with US LBM provides a platform for growth to our associates and partners for the future.”

August 5, 2014

Stock Building Supply's Albuquerque branch is the latest company to be carrying PureColor Prefinished Interior Doors, which uses a high-performance, odorless, zero-VOC finish.

The doors are made with sustainable, recycled-material High Density Fiberboard with a hollow or solid core, and they come in a variety of color choices topped off with PureColor EvenGrain finishes.

August 5, 2014

US LBM divisions Green Bay-based Wisconsin Building Supply and Schenectady, New York-based Bellevue Builders Supply launched their own mobile apps, now available on the iPhone App Store.

The rollouts are part of a corporate intiative to bring the latest communication tools to US LBM customers. 

July 25, 2014

Builders FirstSource achieved its highest sales level since 2006 as it swung to a profit in the second quarter ended June 30.

The Dallas-based pro dealer reported sales of $426.5 million, up 7.1% from the same quarter last year. Net income was $10.6 million, compared to a net loss of $48 million in the first quarter last year.

July 18, 2014

The Indiana Lumber & Builder’s Supply Association will host the 20th Sycamore Scramble Aug. 7 at Oak Tree Golf Course in Plainfield, Indiana.

This event benefits the Blair F. Collings Scholarship Program, which is one of the largest single scholarship granting programs in the LBM industry. 

The scholarship program is named to honor the memory of Blair Collings, the son of Ferguson Lumber owner Joe Collings, a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.

July 17, 2014

This week, Fresno California’s Weyerhaeuser Distribution center is commemorating 35 years in business this week.

Located at 3267 S. Willow Ave., the Fresno location is one of Washington-based Weyerhaeuser’s five distribution centers in California, and one of 23 in the U.S.

Among its clients who purchase various lumber products like decking and housewrap, as well as siding and trim, are White Pine Lumber, High Sierra Lumber and 84 Lumber. Beyond just wood, the center has on-site estimate services and rebar cutting.

July 16, 2014

Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber continues down the expansion trail by opening a new location on the north side of Charlotte. 

The facility located at 4401 Pete Brown Rd. in Charlotte made its first deliveries Monday, five days after taking possession.

June 16, 2014

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based distributor Cedar Creek, said it completed its acquisition of Midwestern LBM Distributor Roberts & Dybdahl.  

June 12, 2014

Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. announced a slate of upcoming events, including dealer exchanges, expos and golf outings.

The events include: 

June 10, 2014

HD Supply, the Atlanta-based heavy-duty construction products wholesaler, reported first quarter net sales of $2.16 billion, up 6% from the first quarter last year.

June 2, 2014

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Parr Lumber Company appointed Carl Moyer as the new training and development facilitator for the company and its subsidiaries.

Moyer has been in the learning and development field since 1995. His experience includes 20 years in various training roles at Yahoo!, Stream International, and Kinko’s. 

May 28, 2014

Snavely Fores Products has promoted Elizabeth Grieff to the role of engineered wood products manager.

In her new role, Grieff will oversee the department, which represents a cornerstone of the Snavely legacy of being among the first to produce engineered wood.

In her former role, she was working as an engineered wood technician since joining the company in 2012.

"She has shown exemplary service and her promotion was an obvious choice to continue to lead us on the path of growth," said Bryan Kirit, general manager of Snavely Forest Greensboro.

May 1, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association is calling on pro dealers to tell Congress that the industry needs "E-fairness."

In an NLBMDA alert, the association raised the volume on its call for the approval of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which is making the rounds in the House of Representatives. The legislation would level the playing field between local retailers like lumberyards and out-of-state Internet retailers. 

April 30, 2014

Lumber Liquidators blamed the unusually harsh winter for interruptions in its long purchase cycle during the first quarter of 2014, though sales still managed to increase 6.9% for the retailer.

Total sales came in at $246.3 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to $230.4 million last year. The company estimates that weather was to blame for an adverse impact on sales in as many as 135 of its 331 store loctaions, declining an average of 3.8%. In all other stores, sales increased 14.6%.

April 22, 2014

Lumber Liquidators is getting ready to launch its 11th annual April Sale, which began as a "Black Friday" tradition associated with tax season.

"It's not by chance that our big sale is in April," said founder and chairman Tom Sullivan. "In 2004, my accountant came to me and warned that we needed to pay taxes by April 15th and that we were not going to have enough funds, so we quickly put together a huge sale to offer our overstock hardwood flooring at incredible prices. People loved the deals and we paid our taxes just in time!"

April 21, 2014

 

Huber Engineered Woods is the newest member of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.

April 1, 2014

The latest addition to the US LBM Holdings family is Jones Lumber Company of Boca Raton, Fla.

April 1, 2014

Arlington, Va. -- In a hotel conference room here filled with pro dealers about to make their lobbying rounds on Capitol Hill, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's Jonathan Paine and Ben Gann rallied the troops.

April 1, 2014

Marion, Va.-based Royal Building Products has added U.S. Lumber to its Southeast and Mid-Atlantic distribution network, the company announced Monday.

“With the rapid growth of new, low-maintenance product alternatives, we are constantly adding high-quality brands that deliver on that promise to our contractor-oriented, pro-yard customers," said Jeff McClendon, president of U.S. Lumber. "The Royal brand is a perfect addition to that list.”

April 1, 2014

A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products has purchased a 50% ownership interest in Upshur Forest Products, which owns sawmill operations in Gilmer, Texas.

According to a statement released by UFPI Monday, the acquisition will help expand the company's footprint in East Texas and western Louisiana, supplying raw material to nearby UFPI affiliates and to new industrial operations that will be established at one of the mill locations.

March 31, 2014

Arlington, Va. -- Three operators of successful and growing lumberyards put their fingers on the pulse of the LBM industry and offered a prognosis for opportunities and challenges.

March 26, 2014

Eco Building Products, Inc. is beefing up its production through the purchase of additional automated coating equipment and the use of a currently operational facility in Augusta, Ga.

The increased production capacity will help boost panel production to meet increasing big box demands, especially in the Northeastern U.S, the company said.

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