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Lugbill Supply Center has acquired Affiliated Lumber in Swanton, Ohio, adding two locations in the northwestern region of the state. The company said the acquisition strengthens the commitment of both businesses to providing high-quality lumber and building materials, home improvement products, and comprehensive services to their professional and DIY customers.

“I have a long-term plan to serve the northern Ohio and northeastern Indiana regions, and Affiliated Lumber was a perfect fit for several reasons,” Lugbill Supply Center president Isaac Weber said. “Their geographic location and dedication to customer service aligned with my vision and values, plus they have solid growth potential. We’ve already established a synergy by sharing inventory to better serve our customers, and I’m excited about how our combined buying power will help grow our businesses. Many folks have a ‘small town, big price’ mindset, but that’s not the case at Lugbill or Affiliated Lumber. We’re already priced to compete with big boxes, and we’re only going to become more competitive.”

Affiliated Lumber has built its reputation in its local community over its 70 years of business operations. Weber said he plans to retain all Affiliated Lumber associates post acquisition.

“Construction seems to be a focus across industries,” Weber said. “I’m open to additional acquisitions, but I’m also interested in new ground-up locations. Either way, my goal is to be a destination for both small-town communities and pro contractors. They shouldn’t have to drive 20-plus miles or to multiple locations to get what they need.”