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Kodiak Building Partners Acquires Minnesota’s Simonson Lumber

Recently, Kodiak Building Partners, a Colorado distribution company and building materials supplier providing various species of Softwood, revealed its acquisition of Simonson Lumber.

Kodiak Building Partners was born in 2011 as a firm focused on supporting locally held and operated companies that manufacture building materials, in addition to acquiring said businesses. Across the country, thousands of people who serve general contractors, sub-contractors, homebuilders, remodelers and consumers are employed by Kodiak.

Simonson Lumber, offering Pine, Cedar, Hemlock, Fir and Baltic Birch for a variety of products, started in 1913 and upholds its dedication to impressive customer service with its varied clientele, high-quality products and innovation through this acquisition by Kodiak Building Partners.

Kodiak intends to use this acquisition to help both companies benefit from their family-operated philosophy, which encourages both institutions to forge bonds that go beyond business with their customers and suppliers.

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Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. & Design Center Expands Through Truss And Component Division

The president of the Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. & Design Center (TTL), Andrew Cross, recently announced that the fourth-generation, family-owned lumber and building materials provider planned to expand through the acquisition of NVO Construction Components assets. Based in Reno, NV, NVO Construction Components began operating in 2021. According to published sources, they are dubbed as a leading manufacturer of floor and roof trusses, in addition to prefabricated wall panels, prefabricated stairs and panelized floor and roof cassettes. According to their company website, TTL offers Pine, Cedar and Redwood. The transaction creating Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Truss and Component division will be completed at press time for this publication.

TTL was incorporated in 1931 and since then, it has grown to serve not only Northern NV but also surrounding states. The company has opened a concepts design center, door shop, four lumber yards and a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing plant that serves the framing community.

According to TTL’s president, the company will continue to develop the products currently offered by NVO, while the former NVO team promises to continue to expand and innovate its products and technologies to serve the needs of framers throughout Northern Nevada and the nearby regions.

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LeNoble Lumber Grows In New Jersey

LeNoble Lumber Co., Inc. was recently due to open a new distribution center in Edison, NJ, to better broaden their customer base by supplying easier access to major transportation routes, their modernized logistics and their all new rail access.

The company provides lumber species such as: Yellow Pine, White Fir, Hem Fir, and Douglas Fir, in addition to many others that can be viewed on the company’s website. They also provide plywood, building materials and other architectural products.

According to the company website, LeNoble Lumber Co. Inc., which was started by Paul LeNoble in New York City in 1965, supplied materials for many of New York’s motion picture companies and it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Matt Dienstag, co-president of LeNoble Lumber Co. Inc. is hopeful about the opportunities the new distribution center will present for their future and how this puts them in a position to increase customer support. Co-President Marc Bernstein agrees with Dienstag about the benefits of the new distribution center, being especially enthusiastic about the inclusion of the rail access, which will increase their momentum and accuracy.

The positive attitude LeNoble Lumber Co., Inc. has toward their recent expansion further portrays their dedication to innovation, broadening their customer base and continuing to add to their history as providers for the film and television industries, according to a company statement.

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R.P. Lumber Co. Expands In Missouri

R.P. Lumber Co.’s acquisition of Thorne Lumber Co. was recently finalized but the agreement terms have not been disclosed. Thorne Lumber Co., founded in 1988, is an independently owned retailer of building materials and hardware with three locations in Northwest Missouri.

R.P. Lumber Co. opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977 to serve the St. Louis area, in Edwardsville, IL, before expanding its reach to other states. R.P. Lumber Co. will have a total of 87 locations, with 20 of those locations in Missouri.

R.P. Lumber intends to collaborate with the existing teams at each Thorne Lumber store, while growing their mixture of products and available services as they initialize a spotless transition and continue to serve their customers.

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Lugbill Supply Center Acquires Affiliated Lumber Lugbill Supply Center, a member of the Fort Wayne, IN, based Do it Best co-op, has announced the acquisition of Affiliated Lumber as part of a bigger plan for expanding the business, which now has expanded to two locations in Northwestern OH. Affiliated Lumber, a provider of lumber and building materials, is located in Swanton, OH and has been serving Northwest, OH for over 70 years.

According to their website, Lugbill began as a company that traded livestock around a century ago and in 1962, the company purchased a lumber business from Riegsecker Bros. Since then, Lugbill Supply Center has been gradually increasing, modernizing and adding to their product line.

Lugbill President Isaac Weber is open-minded about company growth and competition, which stems from his drive to expand the company through more acquisitions or from the ground-up. Weber also desires that these locations be accessible for all types of customers, according to published reports.

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Carter Lumber Expands In Kentucky

The success of Carter Lumber’s showroom collection, which opened in 2020 to serve remodelers and professional builders while focusing on cabinetry and millwork, encouraged the company to create a full-service lumberyard. Despite beginning deliveries in May to more established customers, the official start-date of the lumberyard was June 1, 2024.

The company was founded in 1932 in Arkon, OH and, as written on the company’s website, they offer 12 – 15 species of wood for a variety of products, in addition to floor and roof trusses. As the fifth largest, professionally focused lumber and building materials supplier in the United States, Carter Lumber serves its customers through more than 170 locations across 13 states. The location will be managed by a professional with over 20 years of experience and Carter Lumber promises a seamless transition.

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US LBM Acquires Better Built Truss

Privately owned company US LBM is considered the largest, full-line distributor of specialty building materials in the United States and they expanded the scale of their network of nation-wide locations by acquiring Better Built Truss. Better Built Truss, located in Northern California, was originally named Durabilt Truss Inc. when it was established in 1964 as a prime manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor components and from 1996, the company has been experiencing sustained growth.

As noted on their company website, after its opening in October of 2009, US LBM has over 450 locations nationwide and, in addition to other accomplishments, they were also ranked at no. 2,408, for the three-year period of 2019 – 2022 in the 5000 list. After acquiring Better Built Truss, U.S. LBM operates 12 locations in Northern California, in addition to Homewood Truss and three structural component manufacturing facilities.

President and CEO of US LBM, L.T. Gibson, mentioned that the addition of Better Built Truss will permit them to meet the growing demand for structural building in Northern CA and acquire more customers.

Jeff Qualle, who joined Better Built Truss in 1996, will continue to control the company’s day-to-day operations while US LBM will use its national platform and marketing skills to continue to grow and improve the business.

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By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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