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BMC is building in California

BY HBSDealer Staff

BMC Stock Holdings plans to open a new 30-acre, 187,000-square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility by Oct. 31 in Woodland, California, to meet the increased market demands in Northern California.

BMC has served the Northern California market for over 30 years and looks forward to being able to reach out to historically under-served geographies within the region through its Woodland location, the company said.  BMC’s Woodland location will offer a full line of building products to the growing Northern California market, including lumber, roof and floor trusses, wall panel components, EWP packages, framing hardware, millwork and the Company’s whole-house framing solution, Ready-Frame.

“Our customer base is growing, and we are growing with them,” says Erik Benson, BMC Sales Manager. “BMC is a full-service, one-stop building materials provider servicing Northern California, delivering a complete and robust offering of products, services, and installation to meet our customers’ production demands.”

The expanded geographies served by the Woodland location include the greater Northern Sacramento Valley, the Napa Valley, and the North Bay. 

Woodland Mayor Angel Barajas celebrated the plan and its 75 new jobs: “This is a tremendous addition of permanent jobs to Woodland and it is the perfect use of a site that has access to rail. It is strategically located in the Sacramento Valley on I-5 serving the Sacramento-San Francisco Mega-Region area along the I-80 Corridor.  We look forward to partnering with BMC and the opening of their new Woodland headquarter facility.”

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Ring’s End expands its footprint

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Ring’s End announced Wednesday the acquisition of the business assets of Tuxis Lumber at 85 Bradley Road in Madison, Connecticut.  The move will expand Ring’s End's presence in the shoreline communities.

The new location in Madison will be the eighth full-service lumberyard in the company’s portfolio, which includes 11 free-standing paint centers, a commercial paint and lacquer facility, custom millwork shop, a centralized distribution warehouse and an education center.

Family owned and operated since 1902, Ring’s End is a supplier of lumber and building materials and the largest Benjamin Moore paint retailer in Connecticut. Tuxis Lumber has been in business for 56 years. 

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to fulfill the building and home improvement needs of the Madison community," said Bill Ryan, general manager of the new Ring’s End Madison location "Our priority during the transition is to lessen the impact on area customers as we implement new systems, increase product offerings and provide additional services."

During the transition, Ring's End expects to benefit from the proximity to its store in Branford, Connecticut.

Over the course of its 115 year history, Ring’s End has created a one-stop shopping experience for customers, the company said. It carries thousands of products to improve an existing home or build a new one, including brands such as Marvin, Andersen and Integrity windows and doors and the full line of Benjamin Moore paints and stains, the company said.

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Ridgefield supply gains new purchasing manager

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The Ridgefield Supply Company appointed Jeff Batterton as its new purchasing manager. Batterton brings 45 years of extensive management and industry experience to Ridgefield, Connecticut-based Ridgefield Supply. 

Batterton began his new role at RSC on July 17. The move comes at a time when the company is experiencing what it calls upward mobility.

“We are thrilled to have someone so knowledgeable of the industry and who understands the commodity of specialty purchasing to join our team as Ridgefield Supply’s Purchasing Manager,” said Margaret Price, CEO and owner of Ridgefield Supply. “After being at one company 45 years, for Jeff to make a change, says a lot about who we are.”

Prior to joining Ridgefield Supply, Mr. Batterton worked at Iffland Lumber Company for 45 years where he climbed the leadership ladder. He began his career as a driver. From there, he was promoted to Operations Manager, then Purchasing Agent and finally General Manager. As the new Purchasing Manager for Ridgefield Supply, Mr. Batterton will buy lumber, building materials and specialty products.

“I am proud to join the Ridgefield Supply team and hope to continue to build and grow RSC,” said Mr. Batterton. “I had the honor and opportunity to know Margaret’s late father, Louis, but it is truly Margaret who has taken the company and remodeled it.  Margaret has incredible plans for the team, company and future of Ridgefield Supply.”

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