BMC announced today that it has opened a new lumberyard facility in Houston. The building material and construction service provider said the new facility will be located on 11 acres in the northern section of the city and will serve the northern Houston market.

The facility will house company offices as well as approximately 15,000 square feet of warehouse space. The Boise, Idaho-based company already operates a lumberyard in Rosenburg, Texas, which serves the market southwest of Houston. The two facilities will now allow BMC to serve the whole Houston market.

"Our Houston market, already one of the strongest in the nation and growing, will be supported with the opening of this facility," said CEO Peter Alexander. "We will be able to meet our customer demands more efficiently and effectively with this facility and the opportunity to grow our core business is now enhanced with this additional capacity."

BMC, which was originally known as BMC Select when it emerged from bankruptcy last year, was the result of the reorganization of a company known as Building Materials Holding Corp. (BMHC). BMHC was a public company but after being reorganized as BMC Select it became a private company owned by its creditors, principally Wells Fargo.

BMC Select ranked ninth on 2010's ProSales 100, with sales in 2009 of $700 million, and operates 76 business units with nearly 4,000 employees. BMC serves 18 major markets in nine states.