In January, r.k. Miles announced its acquisition of 130-year-old, four-unit Allen Lumber. At the time, the deal was expected to close at the end of March. Due to a stay-at-home order in Vermont and other factors related to the novel coronavirus, the closing of the acquisition has been delayed until at least the end of November, according to The Barre Montpelier Times. Plans of a smooth spring transition for the companies were negatively affected by recent restrictions on gatherings that prevented training and system upgrades, according to Joe Miles, president of r.k. Miles Inc.

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