Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber has scooped up two new locations in the Southeast: one in Powder Springs, Georgia, and another soon to open in Lexington, North Carolina.
The Powder Springs location will be a full-service pro lumberyard serving builders in the northwestern Atlanta region, under the direction of Atlanta Market General Manager Brian Chandler. This marks the fourth location in the Atlanta area opened over the last two years.
Meanwhile, in Lexington, the new facility will support growing demand in the Charlotte and Triad areas, serving as a delivery hub for framing components. By 2016, the facility will also be producing trusses, wall panels, engineered wood products, and millwork on-site. It will be managed by Charlotte Market General Manager Brandon Kujawski, marking the fifth location in the region.
"Both of these new locations were necessary expansions for our company," said president and COO Jeff Donley. "With our investment into nearby markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and the Triad, we've seen such tremendous growth that we need additional locations for support. These locations give us the ability to continue to be the employer and supplier of choice in the Southeast, which is especially important, considering all the current turmoil in our industry. This is a continuation of our long-term plan for consistent, stable growth."
Carter Lumber VP Brian Massie will be in charge of the two new locations, as he is responsible for the company's Southeastern operations.
Deliveries are expected to begin by Oct. 1 for both facilities, with Lexington's first components produced by March 1 of next year.
"As we have stated in the past, we are going to continue to invest in the Southeast," said senior VP field operations Kip Gleckler. "We invested heavily in Atlanta and Charlotte last year and those investments are paying great dividends for us. We expect the same success for these locations."
Carter Lumber currently has 142 locations across 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.