Boise Cascade raised $247 million in an initial public offering this week, beating its own initial valuation of $212 million after raising its share price to $21 from $17 according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Feb. 6. The engineered-wood-products maker and distributor will join peer firms Weyerhaeuser (WY) and  BlueLinx (BXC) on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "BCC." The offering is expected to close Feb. 11, and includes the option to extend an additional 1.7 million shares.

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