March 23, 2015

In a letter to shareholders, Eco Building Products CEO Steve Conboy outlined plans to build out the company's coating operations.

March 19, 2015

The Connecticut-based lumberyard acquires assets of Rogers Sash & Door, also of Connecticut.

March 17, 2015

Columbus, Ohio-based Installed Building Products has acquired BDI Insulation to help expand its presence in the Western U.S.

March 13, 2015

Emery-Waterhouse, the hardlines and building materials distributor acquired by Ace Hardware a little more than a year ago, opened the doors to its annual trade show March 12.

March 12, 2015

When it comes to succession planning for a small business, the strategies can be as unique as the business itself.

March 2, 2015

The latest acquisition by US LBM Holdings is its biggest yet -- 33-location Lampert Lumber of Minnesota.

February 23, 2015

An acquisition brings together two of Utah's leading building service providers. 

January 14, 2015

ECi Software Solutions, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of technology solutions to the lumber and building materials industry, has acquired Spruce Computer Systems.

January 5, 2015

Founded in 1883, and based in Spokane, Wash., Jensen Distribution Services is a wholesale hardware distributor with approximately $150 million in wholesale revenue that serves more than 2,000 customers in 11 western states.

December 23, 2014

Builders FirstSource, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Empire Truss, Ltd., a Texas-based supplier of custom roof and floor trusses, as well as a distributor of engineered wood products.

December 17, 2014

The 40-year-old Siding World has locations in 17 markets in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

December 16, 2014

US LBM Holdings has acquired Lumber Specialties of Dyersville, Iowa, a company described as the largest independent manufacturer of structural building components in the Midwest. 

US LBM bought the company from majority shareholders Carl Schoenhard, Bob Lex and Terry Bahl. Dennis Westhoff will become president of Lumber Specialties, managing the business with Bob Lex, Terry Bahl and their existing team.

December 16, 2014

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taylor Morrison Home Corporation has agreed on behalf of its subsidiary to sell Monarch Corporation, its Canadian business, to an affiliate of Mattamy Homes Limited.

December 10, 2014

Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. -- a division of Husqvarna Group and TEC International -- has sold its Bluebird International operations to TEC International.

"The decision to sell Bluebird International is part of the Husqvarna Group's strategic plan, a strategy that seeks to reduce operational complexity, improve efficiency and give additional focus to our end customers (consumers and professionals) and our core brands," said Jeff Dewosky, VP-general manager, North America, Husqvarna.

December 10, 2014

In a move that's partially a response to its recent acquisition of Indesit Company, Whirlpool Corporation has made some changes to its leadership ranks in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region).

Whirlpool EMEA's president, Esther Berrozpe, will take over the company's integrated European business -- the combined operations of Whirlpool and Indesit -- beginning Jan. 1. 

Additionally, Marco Milani has announced his plans to step down from his position as Indesit's CEO, effective Dec. 31.

December 9, 2014

 US LBM acquired American Masons and Building Supply Co. of Hartford, Connecticut.

November 25, 2014

A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. has acquired an 80% interest in certain assets of Packnet, Ltd., an industrial packaging and services supplier headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota.

The deal includes the option to purchase the remaining 20% of interest in three years. Packnet owner and CEO Mike Nyberg will remain in place at the head of the operation.

November 24, 2014

In a move described as a “preparation for strategic growth,” Portland, Maine-based Emery-Waterhouse announced the promotion of Megan Freise to Senior Brand Manager.  

In this new role, Freise will lead the development and execution of Emery’s brand messaging, emphasizing the renewed focus on retailer strategy and success.  

November 14, 2014

UFP Western Division, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Bigs Packaging and Lumber, LLC, an industrial wood and packaging solutions supplier.

Dallas, Texas-based Bigs was founded in 2011 and is already at an annual sales pace of $50 million. 

November 3, 2014

CatchMark Timber Trust has purchased the Beauregard properties, approximately 21,300 acres of timberlands in Southwest Louisiana, from Hancock Natural Resource Group.

The transaction, which came at a price tag of $38.5 million, officially closed Oct. 30.

It includes about 947,000 tons of merchantable timber inventory, the addition of about 90,000 to 100,000 tons per year to CatchMark's harvest volumes, and a diversified product mix composed of 76% convertible pine upland acres and 65% sawtimber by tons.

October 28, 2014

The Toro Company has agreed to acquire the BOSS professional snow and ice management business of Northern Star Industries, Inc. for $227 million.

October 15, 2014

Beacon Roofing Supply has completed its acquisition of Dallas-based Wholesale Roofing Supply, a distributor of residential roofing materials.

With projected sales of about $34 million in 2014, WRS maintains a nine-acre facility in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, serving the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

WRS President Rick McLaughlin will remain onboard as leader of the unit after the transition is completed.

October 6, 2014

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has acquired Fafard and Brothers via its indirect subsidiary, Scotts Canada.

Quebec-based Fafard is a producer of peat moss and high-performance growing media products, such as peat-based and bark-based mixes, composts and premium soils. It also distributes various fertilizers, mulch and grass seed products.

October 2, 2014

Builders FirstSource, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Trim Tech of Austin, Inc., effective Oct. 1, 2014.

Hutto, Texas-based Trim Tech is a turn-key supplier of custom cabinets, interior and exterior doors, stair parts, and custom millwork and molding. It netted approximately $14 million in revenues in 2013.