ProBuild, America's second-biggest pro-oriented construction supply company, identified late Monday 16 facilities it is closing plus two locations where it's closing lines of business. It has yet to name the final two of the 20 locations that it announced Dec. 1 it would close.
ProBuild identified these locations as being slated for closure:
- Cottonwood, Ariz. (lumberyard)
- Phoenix (truss Facility)
- Poway, Calif. (retail home center)
- Sacramento, Calif. (lumberyard)
- Jacksonville, Fla. (lumber/gypsum/millwork facility)
- Augusta, Ga. (framing/gypsum facility)
- Dry Ridge, Ky. (truss facility)
- Easton, Md. (gypsum)
- North Charlotte, N.C. (lumberyard)
- Newberg, Ore. (lumberyard)
- Franklin, Tenn. (components facility)
- Orem, Utah (lumberyard)
- Gainesville, Va. (millwork and windows facility)
- Auburn, Wash. (framing business)
- Sequim, Wash. (lumberyard)
- Jackson, Wis. (lumberyard)
In addition, ProBuild said it closed the truss lines only at its National City, Calif., and Waldorf, Md., facilities. Two other closures are pending, it said. "Some of these locations are being consolidated with other locations nearby, while others are being mothballed until the construction industry conditions improve," ProBuild said in an e-mail to ProSales. "Those facilities can be restarted quickly once we see a turnaround." Its e-mail didn't identify which locations were being mothballed and which were being consolidated, although another statement earlier this week said the Poway facility would be consolidated with another yard in the San Diego area.
ProBuild posted $3.2 billion in sales last year, down 27% from 2008, while the number of facilities it managed dropped from 505 at year-end 2008 to 474 at year-end 2009. The company has been hurt particularly hard by the slump in new home construction since 2005.
ProBuild had been the nation's biggest pro-oriented dealer on the ProSales 100 lists for 2006 through 2009, but earlier this year it was pushed down a notch when ABC Supply, the previous No. 2, acquired then-No. 4 Bradco Supply.
On Aug. 23, chief operating officer Bill Myrick took over as ProBuild's chief executive officer of ProBuild, succeeding Paul Hylbert, who had run the company since January 2007.