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US LBM Acquires Truss Manufacturer And Supplier Crown Components

Buffalo Grove, IL—US LBM, headquartered here, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, has acquired Crown Components, a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor trusses in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Founded in 2014, Crown Components serves framing and building contractors for residential, multi-family and light commercial projects. Crown Components manufactures all types of pre-assembled roof and floor wood trusses in a variety of shapes and systems and provides full turn-key manufacturing services including materials takeoffs, truss design and jobsite delivery.

Crown Components operates a nine-acre facility in Tolleson, AZ, that services the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale market.

Other US LBM divisions in Arizona include R&K Building Materials and Rosen Materials.

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R.P. Lumber Opens A NewLocation In Nevada, MO

Edwardsville, IL—R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., headquartered here, has opened a new location in Nevada, MO. This is the family-owned hardware and building materials retailer’s 82nd location and its 16th in Missouri.

R.P. Lumber opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977 and has continued to grow throughout the states of Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

In addition to offering lumber, shingles, siding, drywall and other building materials, R.P. Lumber will also feature a selection of hardware merchandise. Their design team will specialize in designing everything from decks and patios to cabinets and countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. They can also help with doors and windows.

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a family-owned, full-service retail home center and building materials supplier. R.P. Lumber offers full-service delivery, lumber, drywall, roofing, kitchen cabinet design, complete hardware stores and much more for professional contractors and homeowners.

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Britton Lumber, A Building Materials Company And Sawmill, Expands

Bath, NH—Britton Lumber Company, a forest-products and building materials business located here, recently announced the planned expansion of its Eastern White Pine sawmill in August 2022. Britton Lumber manufactures Eastern White Pine and operates a 30,000-square-foot facility which produces approximately 9 million board feet annually.

The planned addition will see a new 6,500-square-foot structure built onto the existing sawmill which will include a new optimized linear edger, unscrambler, and new belt conveyors and transfer decks. The new edger and equipment from McDonough Manufacturing, of Eau Claire, WI, will replace Britton’s existing 35-year-old manual edger, which is a significant bottleneck and the most labor-intensive position in the sawmill, according to a company press release.

While no jobs are being created or eliminated, a key component to the mill upgrade is to improve workflow and create safer and more desirable jobs. Britton Lumber expects an increase in production of approximately 5 percent and the project is to be completed and operational by the end of 2022.

The company currently operates two divisions: manufacturing, which produces Eastern White Pine boards with a sawmill, dry kilns, and planer mill in Bath, NH; and wholesale distribution, which sells building materials from warehouses in Fairlee, VT, and Gray, ME.

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Talbert Building Supply Acquires Virginia Building Supply Company

Roxboro, NC—Talbert Building Supply, headquartered here, has opened its sixth branch by purchasing the Danville, VA location of Plyler Supply Company. The location specializes in cabinets, vinyl siding and accessories and vinyl windows for construction professionals and homeowners.

This is Talbert’s second Virginia branch. Their Roxboro and Clarksville branches and sales teams service the market, but this location will enhance Talbert’s product offering and service capabilities, according to a company press release. The Plyler product lines complement Talbert’s commitment to offering in-demand specialty products and solutions, the press release stated. Ultimately, Talbert plans to develop the property into a full-line lumberyard.

Founded in 1983, Talbert Building Supply is an independent, family-owned lumber and building materials dealer that supplies a wide range of building products and services to customers across North Carolina’s Piedmont and Southside Virginia.

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Nation’s Best Buys Its Second Location In Arkansas

Dallas, TX—Nation’s Best, located here, recently announced their acquisition of Weiss Do it Best Lumber in Perryville, AR. Weiss is Nation’s Best’s second location in Arkansas.

Founded over 50 years ago, Weiss Lumber offers a full-service lumberyard, with a strong focus on power tools, electrical equipment, and hand tools.

As part of Nation’s Best’s acquisition strategy, Weiss Do it Best Lumber will maintain operations under its existing name with its key leadership team overseeing company operations alongside Nation’s Best.

Nation’s Best is a member-owner of Do it Best, the only U.S.-based lumber, hardware and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.

Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC was founded in 2019 and currently owns and operates a growing number of locations across the United States. Nation’s Best is committed to identifying and acquiring best-in-class independent home improvement stores to ensure their continued relevance as vibrant community resources, according to a company press release.

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TAL Holdings Acquires Orofino Builders Supply

Vancouver, WA—TAL Holdings (“TAL”), headquartered here, a family-owned building material center, recently announced they have reached an agreement in principle to acquire the five-store chain, Orofino Builders Supply (Orofino), located in Grangeville, Kamiah, Lewiston, and Orofino, ID.

Orofino grew from a small neighborhood hardware store to a five-store operation that includes lumberyards, hardware stores and design centers.

In the coming months, the name “Orofino” will be transitioned to Best Built Builders Supply, according to a company press release. Currently, Orofino operates under several different names. The name-change will unify the brand and create consistency for employees and customers, according to the press release.

TAL Holdings is a family-owned company with 19 home improvement stores located throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Lezzer Lumber Purchases Green Hills Lumber & Home Center

Curwensville, PA—Lezzer Lumber, headquartered here, one of the 40 largest building material retailers in the country, is set to acquire Green Hills Lumber & Home Center of Mohnton, PA.

The addition of Green Hills will be Lezzer’s 11th lumberyard location. In total, Lezzer Lumber operates 12 retail facilities, a truss manufacturing facility, and four commercial door manufacturing facilities throughout Pennsylvania.

Green Hills Owner Clancy Herr and General Manager Jud Kelly will stay and manage the day-to-day operations of Green Hills. This addition gives Lezzer Lumber the opportunity to expand into the city of Reading and Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties.

Green Hills Lumber & Home Center has been serving Mohnton and the greater Reading area for more than 40 years. Its 13,000-square-foot retail facility features lumber, plumbing, electrical hardware, paint and a large showroom.

Green Hills Lumber & Home Center carries plywood, framing lumber, Cedar, Pine, Douglas Fir, and treated lumber

For nearly a century, Lezzer Lumber has been a family-owned business in the home and building materials industry. Lezzer employs more than 500 throughout Pennsylvania at its lumberyard, retail, and commercial locations. Lezzer offers home material products including lumber, roofing and floor trusses, windows and doors, siding, kitchen and bath cabinetry and countertops, decking, fencing and railing, roofing, moulding and millwork and more.

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