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ProBuild, Two Other Dealers Close Wis. Yards

ProBuild is closing its Sheboygan, Wis., facility effect Dec. 31, the company confirmed. That's the same date that General Lumber will close its yard in Milwaukee. In addition, Jim and Dave's Building Supply in West Bend closed on Nov. 30. More

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New Entity To Own Stock's Old WI, NY, CT Units

What used to be the Wisconsin, Connecticut, and New York operations of Stock Building Supply now will be owned by a newly formed entity created by two equity firms and run in conjunction with a former Stock executive. More

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ProBuild Closing Wis. Facility It Bought a Year Ago

ProBuild, which just 12 months ago acquired Big Buck Building Centers in Racine, Wis., gave notice to the state of Wisconsin that it will close the operation effective Sept. 20. A total of 42 workers will be affected, some of whom might be offered jobs at other ProBuild facilities in Wisconsin, a company spokesperson said. More

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Stock Exiting MN, WI, Closing Branches in Mid-Atlantic, Utah

Stock Building Supply confirmed today it is closing its final dozen facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as operations in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Utah. It also is believed to be holding discussions to sell operations in Illinois and Indiana. Reports by Stock spokespersons and field employees indicate more than 50 locations have been targeted for closure since America's No. 2 LBM operation got a new 51% owner on May 5 and filed the next day for Chapter 11 bankruptcy law protection. More

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Small Wisconsin Timber Owners Make Big Jump To FSC

In a move that runs counter to the trend of only big lumber companies getting involved in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, nearly 2.2 million acres of Wisconsin forestland spread over nearly 41,000 parcels have collectively won the FSC rating. More

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Installed Sales People: Rick Simonson

The Simonsons have been in the lumber business since Danish immigrant Nels... More

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ProBuild Buys Big Buck Building Centers

ProBuild Holdings announced Tuesday it has purchased Big Buick Building Centers of Racine, Wis. The deal brings ProBuild a lumberyard, truss production and millwork facility that can serve the Chicago and Milwaukee markets. More

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