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November 10, 2011

Mead Lumber, the regional LBM chain with locations in seven Midwestern states, has purchased four locations of Fullerton Building Center, according to an announcement on its website.  

The stores are located in Yankton, S.D., and Vermillion, Winner, and Norfolk, Neb. Fullerton will still operate its lumberyards in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

September 13, 2011

East Coast Lumber Co. has taken on the Ace banner and embraced hardware sales as a strategy to ride out the recession, according to an article in TCPalm.com.

Before the recession, East Coast Lumber's sales were dominated by conctractors -- about 90%, according to the article. That changed to about 50%, with the rest being consumers and DIYers. With the new Ace partnership, the company believes it is giving consumers what they're asking for.

August 31, 2011

The Tuttle Lumber True Value store on San Antonio Street in historic Lockhart Texas — straight down the road from one of the prettiest courthouses in the state — has a colorful past.


And the owners, with an assist from the Chicago-based co-op, are working to ensure that it is well designed for the future.


Originally a 1950’s-era grocery store, then a True Value hardware store, then an Ace hardware store, then a vacant shell for three years, the site was finally converted to its current form as Tuttle Lumber True Value in mid-2010.


August 21, 2011

The following comments were delivered by Augie Venezia, president of Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Co., of Farifax, Calif. Venezia is the chair of the Lumber Association of California & Nevada (LACN) Government Affairs Committee.

Venezia spoke at the Water Resources Control Board workshop on stormwater permitting held Aug. 17. Here is the statement in full:

February 14, 2011

Arrow Lumber, a seven-unit chain of hardware stores and lumberyards headquartered in Buckley, Wash., is running into resistance from both city and county officials over a proposed expansion to his Port Townsend lumberyard, according to an article in the Port Townsend Leader. 

December 6, 2010

ProBuild Holdings, which confirmed last Friday that it was closing 20 of its units across...

September 22, 2010

The media and political event took place at Tart Lumber Co., a hardware store and...

December 16, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has closed five stores in Ohio, Indiana, Florida and...

December 14, 2008

The housing downturn claimed another pro dealer last month when The Lumber Yard, an LBM...

September 14, 2008

Because of the struggling housing market, the owners said they’ve decided to shift the business’s...

September 4, 2008

The industry’s largest privately owned pro dealer now holds an FSC chain-of-custody certification for 36...

March 2, 2008

Belgrade, Maine-based Ha mm ond Lumber is putting the finishing touches on its eighth location,...

February 6, 2008

ProBuild Holdings has finalized its acquisition of Jasper Lumber, a North Atlanta-based lumber, truss and...

January 10, 2008

The Hillsboro, Ore., pro dealer will open a lumberyard in Everett, Wash., part of the...

January 3, 2008

Michael O’Brien has been with The Lumber Yard since 1991....

January 3, 2008

Michael O’Brien has been with The Lumber Yard since 1991....

October 10, 2007

The 18-unit LBM chain, based in York, Pa., will concentrate its operations into five large...

August 26, 2007

It’s always been hard to ignore Home Depot, even for pro dealers who feel insulated...

August 26, 2007

In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan devastated the Cayman Islands, damaging 85 percent of its buildings...

June 10, 2007

Scott Emory took an unconventional route into the hardware business. He started as a premed...

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