R.P. Lumber Plans To Acquire Alexander Lumber Co.

Jan/Feb Issue

Share this...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Edwardsville, IL— R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., based here, continues to grow with the pending acquisition of long-time competitor Alexander Lumber Co. Headquartered in Aurora, IL, Alexander Lumber is a 130-year-old family-owned company operating locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. The transaction was due to close on Friday, December 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alexander Lumber has built a legacy rivaled by few and earned the respect of its industry peers, staff, and customer base, according to a company press release. Established in 1891, the building materials and hardware retailer grew rapidly in tandem with the westward expansion of the United States railway system, operating as many as 100 lumberyards by the late 1920s.

R.P. Lumber opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977 and has continued to grow throughout the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Wyoming. In early 2021, R.P. Lumber entered the Iowa market by acquiring three locations in two separate transactions. The retailer is currently expanding its Missouri footprint with the development of three new locations in the southwestern portion of the state.

For more information, go to www.rplumber.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

The premier online information source for the forest products industry since 1927.

Share This
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Related Articles
Softwood Forest Products Buyer
Miller Wood Trade Publications

In Memoriam

We are sad to report the passing of Lyman Charles Shipley, 87, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, on Jan. 17, 2022. He was born on September 21,

Read More »
Feature Stories
Miller Wood Trade Publications

Networking Is Back At The LMC EXPO

The 2021 LMC EXPO Returns To Philadelphia  Photos By Terry Miller Wayne, PA– For the first time in almost two years, LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corp.),

Read More »
Business Trends
Richard Lipman

Quebec/Ontario Business Trends

While still below the 52-week average, eastern SPF prices are increasing. According to the most current prices from the Canadian Forest Service, the 4-week average

Read More »
Business Trends
Matthew Fite

Southeast Business Trends

Sources in the Southeast are reporting a busy market. In Alabama, one source described the market as having “gone crazy.” “Just up, up and up,”

Read More »