Adobe Stock / Romolo Tavani

(Updated May 15, 2024)
Openings, Closures, and Acquisitions

  • Gypsum Management & Supply (GMS) acquired single-location Howard & Sons Building Materials.
  • Stine Home and Yard is set to host a grand opening at its Pineville, La., location.
  • Beacon announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Smalley & Company, headquartered in Denver.
  • Nation’s Best acquired Gambles Hardware, based in Hotchkiss, Co.
  • US LBM acquired Better Built Truss, a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor components in northern California.
  • Culpeper Wood Preservers acquired Pleasant Garden Dry Kiln Company in Pleasant Garden, N.C.
  • R.P. Lumber is set to acquire the Mount Carroll Home Center, an independently-owned retailer of hardware, lumber, and building materials in Mount Carroll, Ill.
  • Kodiak Building Partners acquired Valley Lumber & Rental.

Click here to view previous openings, closures, and acquisitions from the second quarter.

Dealer, Distributor, and Manufacturer News

  • Parksite is expanding its partnership with TimberTech to distribute the TimberTech Aluminum Framing product line.
  • Construction is underway at two new plants in Dillard, Ore., for Roseburg Forest Products.
  • 3M reported a new 90,000 square foot expansion at its facility in Valley, Neb.
  • Envision Outdoor Living Products entered an agreement with Detroit Forest Products to distribute Envision’s composite decking and accessories throughout Michigan, northern Ohio, and Indiana.
  • PaintLine has announced that Woodworker Express has joined its dealer.
  • James Hardie Building Products celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its manufacturing plant in Westfield, Mass.

Click here to view previous dealer, distributor, and manufacturer news from the quarter.

Construction Supply People in the News

  • Kodiak Building Partners announced Robert Gordon as the new president of Direct Lumber and Door and Jim Miller as the new president of Premier Building Supply.
  • Emser appointed Jim Parello as executive vice president of sales.
  • Boise Cascade promoted Chris Forrey to the role of vice president, finance and investors relations.
  • LBM Advantage appointed Rodline Smith as controller.
  • International Wood Products announced Amy Warren has been appointed vice president of marketing.
  • Simpson Manufacturing announced the retirement of executive vice president of North America sales Roger Dankel, effective June 30, 2025.
  • Superior Outdoor Products hired Brandon Ray as senior territory manager in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Tando Composites welcomed Jason Olding as regional manager for its midwest and south regions.

Click here to view previous personnel announcements from the second quarter.

New Products

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