Retail Review – March/April 2022

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Bliffert Lumber & Hardware Merges With Oostburg

Milwaukee, WI— Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, headquartered here, recently merged with Oostburg Lumber Company, a single location, full-service lumberyard and design center in Oostburg, WI.

Oostburg Lumber has been serving Sheboygan County since 1979. It is a specialty retailer for building needs, including trusses, windows, exterior doors, siding, decks, interior doors, cabinets and more.

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware has been serving contractors and homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin for over 100 years. Since its incorporation in 1904, it has supplied building materials to hospitals, stadiums and new homes, as well as to a variety of other projects.

For more information, go to www.bliffertlumber.com

TAL Holdings To Acquire Midway Building Supply

Vancouver, WA— TAL Holdings, one of the fastest growing family-owned building material centers in the Pacific Northwest, located here, announced recently they have reached an agreement in principle to acquire the three-store chain, Midway Building Supply, located in Tonasket, Oroville, and Republic, WA.

First opened in 1958, Midway Building Supply started as Midway Tile, a manufacturer of concrete well tile located in Ellisforde, WA. The founders, Myrtle and Don Wood Jr, changed the direction of the company after they bought their first load of lumber in 1965 and eventually the company became Midway Building Supply.

After a transition period, Midway Building Supply will begin operations as part of the TAL family of brands, maintaining their current name Midway Building Supply.

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

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires The Assets Of Seattle Cedar Supply

Snohomish, WA— Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Seattle Cedar Supply, located here, a full-service roofing materials distributor that offers cedar shakes and shingles.

Founded in 2004, Seattle Cedar Supply has a single location at 8811 36th Street Southeast in Snohomish, WA.

The acquisition will enhance ABC Supply’s service in the Seattle metropolitan area while building stronger relationships with contractors and builders in northern Washington, according to a company spokesperson. Current Seattle Cedar Supply associates will continue to work at the location.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com or www.seattlecedarsupply.com.

The Parr Company Acquires Roof Truss Supply

Woodinville, WA—The Parr Company recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Roof Truss Supply Inc., headquartered here.

Founded by Paul Morris in 1972, Roof Truss Supply, also known as RTS, has become the market leader in roof and floor trusses, pre-cut lumber packages, doors and millwork in the Puget Sound market, according to a company press release. Currently owned and operated by Tracy Rex, RTS has 120 employees spread across three locations: one truss plant, pre-cut/LBM facility in Woodinville, WA, and two door and millwork plants in Everett and Puyallup, WA.

In 2020, The Parr Company’s executive team developed a three-year strategic vision with support from the board of directors. A key initiative was to expand the footprint of roof and floor truss manufacturing, doors and millwork in the Pacific Northwest. The addition of Roof Truss Supply will allow Parr to offer its products and services to customers in a new region of the Pacific Northwest, according to a company spokesperson.

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

Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition Of National Lumber

Dallas, TX— Builders FirstSource, Inc., headquartered here, (NYSE: BLDR) (“Builders FirstSource”), recently announced that it has acquired National Lumber, the largest independent building materials supplier in New England. National Lumber operates 19 facilities and employs more than 700 people across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, with a diverse mix of products and end markets. National Lumber sales were expected to total $440 million in 2021.

National Lumber President Manny Pina, along with other key members of senior leadership, will continue their tenures managing local operations following the acquisition.

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

Ambassador Supply Acquires Pioneer Truss

Owensville, MO— Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, recently announced the sale of its client Pioneer Industries, LLC, located here, (dba Pioneer Truss Company and Pioneer Home Center) to Ambassador Supply.

Pioneer is a leading truss manufacturer, home retail center, and equipment rental provider. In operation since 1995, the Company has established strong market share within the geographic region along with a diversified network of customers.

The Company is dedicated to providing outstanding service, fast turnaround times (on quotes, service, and product delivery), along with reliable quality, a company press release stated. Pioneer is Truss Plate Institute (TPI) certified and maintains internal quality monitoring systems.

Ambassador Supply is located in Fort Wayne, IN.

Ambassador Supply has grown from its first acquisition in 2013 into its current state of $275 million in annual revenue and over 450 employees across multiple states.

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

Westlake Royal Building Products™ Debuts, Bringing Together Three Leading North American Building Products Manufacturers

Woodbridge, ON— Two years of strategic geographic and category acquisitions throughout the North American building materials market culminated recently as Westlake Royal Building Products™, located here, was born. The 50-year-old company is bringing together the Royal® Building Products, Boral® North America building products, and DaVinci® Roofscapes product lines under one unified brand.

Westlake Royal Building Products offers windows, trim, mouldings and many other building materials products.

Westlake Royal Building Products USA Inc., a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is a leader throughout North America in the innovation, design, and production of a broad and diverse range of exterior and interior building products, according to a company spokesperson. To learn more about Westlake Royal Building Products, visit www.WestlakeRoyalBuildingProducts.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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