Retail Review – September/October 2022

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84 Lumber Opens Its First Store In Michigan

Eighty Four, PA— 84 Lumber, one of the nation’s largest privately-held building materials suppliers, recently announced the opening of its newest store in Commerce Charter Township, MI. This is the company’s first store in the state of Michigan.

The brand new 42,000 square foot facility includes an extensive warehouse with a spacious showroom. The space includes treated lumber, roofing, trim, windows, doors and more.
84 Lumber is on track to end 2022 with record sales numbers. To keep up with growth, 84 Lumber is expanding in new and existing markets around the country, and it is continuing to hire in all 250 stores across 30-plus states.

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US LBM Acquires Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company

Buffalo Grove, IL—US LBM, headquartered here, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, announced recently that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company, a prominent building products supplier to building professionals and homeowners in the Southwest.

Upon completion of the acquisition, US LBM will operate 80 locations in Texas, 13 in Arizona, nine in New Mexico, five in Colorado and four in Oklahoma.

Founded in 1901 by W.L. Foxworth and H.W. Galbraith, the company today operates 28 locations across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas under the Foxworth-Galbraith banner and two locations in Oklahoma under the Forest Lumber brand. The company’s primary customers are professional builders, commercial contractors and homeowners, which Foxworth-Galbraith serves from its building materials yards, distribution centers, home centers and manufacturing locations, which are focused primarily on floor and roof trusses and structural beams.

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Dixie Lumber Company Purchased By The Building Center

Easley, SC—The Building Center, Inc. completed the purchase of Dixie Lumber Company, Inc., located here, recently.

The acquisition provides The Building Center, Inc. with additional access to upstate South Carolina and the fast-growing Greenville market. Dixie Lumber Company, Inc. has provided building materials and hardware to builders, remodelers, and homeowners for the past 79 years.

Founded in 1977 by Ed Norris, The Building Center, Inc. is one of the country’s largest privately held building material suppliers. The Building Center, Inc. has multiple operations throughout the Carolinas: two truss plants, two custom millwork operations, and six active lumberyards. This marks the fifth acquisition for the company in the last six years.

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Hammond Expands Into New Hampshire With Purchase Of Brock’s

Belgrade, ME—Hammond Lumber Company (Hammond), located here, announced recently that it has acquired Brock’s Building Materials, a third generation, family-owned company located in Rochester, NH. Hammond is a fourth generation, family-owned building material retailer established in 1953. With the acquisition, Hammond now has nearly 900 employees and 22 locations across Maine and New Hampshire.

Brock’s is a third generation, family-owned and operated business established in 1961 by Maurice and Anne Brock. Brock’s has served the seacoast and lakes regions of New Hampshire and southern Maine for more than 60 years. Hammond has offered employment to all of Brock’s employees and owners.

Hammond is the largest lumber and building materials retailer throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

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Koopman Lumber Acquires Boilard Lumber In Western Massachusetts

Whitinsville, MA – Koopman Lumber, located here, a family-owned and -operated business since 1939 with 10 locations in eastern Massachusetts, recently announced it has acquired Boilard Lumber, another family-owned and -operated retail lumber yard providing quality building supplies since 1936 in Indian Orchard, MA.

Boilard Lumber adopted the Koopman name recently. All Boilard employees were welcomed to remain on staff.

Koopman Lumber offers three full-line lumber, hardware, paint, lawn and garden stores in Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton; one lumber, hardware, paint and design center in Sharon; a full-service paint store in Milford; lumber yards and kitchen design centers in Hudson, Andover and Fairhaven; and distribution centers in Uxbridge and Sutton. n

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