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84 Lumber Accelerates Expansion Plan
Eighty Four, PA – 84 Lumber, located here, was founded in 1956 and currently operates 310 facilities which include 234 stores, 14 component manufacturing plants, 28 engineered wood product (EWP) centers and 34 door shops, making it the largest privately owned building materials supplier in the U.S. The company is set to open new facilities and make improvements to 54 existing locations to increase its market share by the end of 2023.
84 Lumber plans to open new stores in Stockton, CA, Denver, CO and Greeley, CO. The company will also be relocating existing stores to larger facilities in Morgantown, WV and Sarasota, FL. They also plan on opening component plants in Winter Haven, FL, Columbia, SC, Boise, ID and Atlanta, GA. The EWP facility in Atlanta, GA is being relocated to Cartersville, GA and new centers will be opened in the New Jersey and Boston markets. There are also plans to open a new door shop in Denver, CO.
84 Lumber offers a wide range of products that include treated lumber in a variety of sizes ranging from 8×6 to 16×12. They also offer moulding, railing and cabinets.
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Mirax Group To Acquire Lyle Forest Products
Abbotsford, BC – The Mirax Group, located here, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Lyle Forest Products (Lyle) located in Chilliwack, BC.
Lyle Forest Products is a premier value-added lumber facility dealing with Pacific Coast Hemlock and Western Red Cedar. For the past 50 years Lyle has been producing only the highest quality of paneling, mouldings, S4S finishing boards and engineered wood products. Lyle’s reputation is known worldwide.
The acquisition will put the Mirax Group one step closer to becoming a more vertically integrated forest company in British Columbia. The new operation will be run as Lyle Specialty Forest Products Ltd. and their sister-company Jazz Forest Products will be the sole distributer for Lyle Products.
The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.
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US LBM To Divest From Feldman Lumber, Rosen Materials and Wallboard Supply
Buffalo Grove, IL – US LBM, located here, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell three of the company’s operating divisions, Feldman Lumber, Rosen Materials and Wallboard Supply Company and their subsidiaries Coastal Roofing Supply, Eastern Wallboard Supply and Richardson Gypsum to L&W Supply. L&W Supply is an operating unit of ABC Supply.
US LBM acquired Feldman Lumber and Wallboard Supply in 2014 and Rosen Materials in 2015. In total, these divisions and their subsidiaries currently operate 42 locations in 12 states and primarily sell and distribute interior building materials, including wallboard, acoustical and steel framing, as well as fire and pressure treated lumber and kiln dried dimensional lumber.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.
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Koopman Lumber
Adds A New Location
In Cape Cod

Whitinsville, MA – Koopman Lumber, located here, is building its first store on Cape Cod with plans to open in April.
The 8,759-square foot store in Dennis, MA will feature a window and door showroom, a 9,030-square foot floor drive-thru lumberyard with Auto-Stak racking and two warehouse buildings totaling 4,759-square feet. The new location is expected to employ approximately 20 people.
Koopman Lumber’s 11 MA locations include three full-line lumber, hardware, paint, lawn and garden stores in Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton, one lumber, hardware, paint and kitchen design center in Sharon, a full-service paint store in Milford, lumber yards and kitchen design centers in Hudson, Andover Fairhaven and Indian Orchard and distribution centers in Uxbridge and Sutton.
Koopman Lumber keeps a variety of species in stock at their lumber yards every day, including Clear Pine, poplar and oak. They also have professionals who deal exclusively with trim related projects including, baseboard, casing and crown moulding.
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Beacon Expands In Texas
Herndon, VA – Beacon, located here, continues its strong expansion run in Texas. The company has announced that its latest moves include the opening of greenfield locations in Baytown and suburban Fort Worth. The Baytown branch extends service in the greater Houston market, reaching across Harris and Chambers counties and the Galveston Bay region.
So far this year Beacon has already added five new locations via greenfields and acquisitions as part of its Ambition 2025 strategy. This year they have also reported acquiring the Boston-based Whitney Building Products and First Coastal Exteriors with locations in AL and MS. A new branch will also be opened the first quarter of 2023 in Augusta, GA.
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Floor & Decor Announces The Opening Of Its Surprise, Arizona Store
Atlanta, GA – Floor & Decor, located here, expanded its nationwide footprint with the opening of its newest location in Surprise, AZ. This is the company’s sixth warehouse store in AZ and it opened with a team of about 50 full and part time associates to work in the warehouse and the design center.
Floor & Decor offers a variety of flooring including solid and unfinished hardwood floors as well as wood countertops. They offer these in white and red oak, hickory, maple, acacia, ash, walnut, birch, mahogany and hevea.
Founded in 2000, the Atlanta-based Floor & Decor has become a leading high-growth specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring. They operate 178 warehouse-format stores and five design studios across 35 states, as of the fourth quarter of 2022. The company directly sources products from manufacturers around the globe, enabling their customers to have access to the best and most innovative flooring trends.
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Kodiak Adds A Diamond To Its Roster
Highlands Ranch, CO – Kodiak Building Partners, located here, announced their acquisition of Diamond Home Improvement (DHI). DHI was a locally owned and operated home-improvement retailer headquartered in Southern Oregon with locations in Klamath Falls and Grants Pass.
The acquisition has allowed Kodiak to expand its market reach in the Northwest. This includes providing lumber, moulding and millwork, doors and windows, building materials, quality tools and more materials brought to the market through a strong ecosystem of partners and vendors in the surrounding areas.
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 and is based in CO. Over the past 11 years the company has grown to more than 100 locations operating in more than 20 states. The pro-dealer and building materials distributor serves general contractors, home-builders, sub-contractors, remodelers and DIY customers.
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Specialty Building Products Buying Amerhart
Duluth, GA – Specialty Building Products, located here, has agreed to acquire the Midwest regional building material distributor Amerhart.
Founded in 1940, Amerhart is a third-generation family-run distributor of building materials serving customers from 10 locations in WI, IL, KS, MI, MN and MO. Following the acquisition Amerhart will maintain its current brand name, geographic locations, management team and team members.
Among the many products that Amerhart offers some are dimensional lumber, lumber studs, treated lumber, boards and laminated columns, as well as lath, shims and furring strips. They offer these products in Cedar, Douglas Fir, Englemann-Spruce-Lodgepole-Pine, Fir, Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Spruce-Pine-Fir, maple, oak and poplar.
Specialty Building Products’ other operating brands also include U.S. Lumber, Alexandria Moulding, DW Distribution, Millwork Sales and Reeb.
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