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Jordan Lumber & Supply Company joins AWC

BY HBSDealer Staff

Jordan Lumber & Supply Company has become the newest member of the American Wood Council.

”AWC is pleased to welcome Jordan Lumber & Supply Company to the more than 75% of the structural wood products manufacturing industry we represent. Our members produce the vast majority of structural wood products used in the United States,” AWC president and CEO Robert Glowinski said. “Our members, now including Jordan Lumber, make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. AWC advocates on behalf of wood products manufacturers to ensure a level playing field for wood products, whether in government policies or building codes and standards.”

The Mount Gilead, North Carolina-based lumber company produces about 340 million board feet of lumber a year.

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Green lights for BLDR-ProBuild deal

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Builders FirstSource says it has received all third-party and governmental consents necessary for the completion of its acquisition of ProBuild Holdings.

All that remains now are the “satisfaction or waiver of certain customary conditions at closing,” the company announced Monday morning in a press release under the headline: “Builders FirstSource Expects to Consummate Acquisition of ProBuild.”

The acquisition is expected to close in early August 2015 in conjunction with Builders FirstSource's previously announced financing transactions.

The $1.63 billion Builders FirstSource-ProBuild deal was announced in April. The deal is expected to create the nation’s largest pro dealer. 

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Lumberyard opens in Washington

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Hillsboro, Oregon-based Parr Lumber will celebrate the grand opening of a newly remodeled location in Bothell this weekend.

Parr Lumber purchased the property at 17617 15th St NE on Aug. 1, 2014, and recently doubled the size of the retail showroom to 4,250 sq. ft., adding a wider selection of products and several new displays.

“We have enhanced our product offering and now have great displays from Trex and Timbertech decking, as well as Ply Gem windows,” said Branden Fee, the manager of the Parr store. “Personally, my family and I are very happy to be back. I was born and raised in Bothell, graduated from Bothell High School, and love this community.”

The company is planning a free barbecue event for the community on Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “We would like to invite contractors, remodelers and homeowners to see the facility, meet the team, and enjoy a free barbecue lunch,” said Nancy Cranston, Parr's marketing manager. Manufacturers will also be on site to showcase Parr’s most current product offerings. Visitors can enter to win free giveaways and prizes, including a new Green Mountain Grill.

In addition to celebrating its newly remodeled and expanded location in Bothell, the company is also commemorating its 85th anniversary as a family-owned and family-operated company with more than 30 locations in Oregon and Washington.

“We are so excited about this expansion in Bothell,” added Cranston. “We have a great facility and a wonderful team.”

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