ProBuild Holdings announced today it will open its first store in Sacramento, Calif. Meanwhile, ProSales has learned the dealer closed its operation in Sheboygan, Wis.
The Sacramento facility will be fully operational by the end of February and will create 20 new positions, Denver-based ProBuild said. "We already know the Sacramento market very well as we have been serving it from other locations for quite some time," company Paul Hylbert said in a statment. "By combining the power of our nationwide resources with the expertise of strong people familiar with this market, we are confident about our ability to serve Sacramento and surrounding communities at an even higher level."
While it will start as a lumberyard, the Sacramento facility could expand into component and millwork manufacturing, ProBuild said.
ProBuild tends to announce openings but not closures, and that's also the case with Sheboygan. When ProSales called the dealer's Sheboygan facilty today, it got a voice-mail message announcing the yard had been closed and urging customers to contact ProBuild's Jackson, Wis., facility.
ProBuild ranks No. 1 on the ProSales 100, even though Hylbert has said its revenues declined from $4.4 billion in 2008 to roughly $3.2 billion in 2009. (Story) Its news releases consistently have consistently said lately that the company has more than 470 facilities nationwide.