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08/25/2022

A big day at Ganahl Lumber

The California prodealer, along with the NLBMDA and WCLBMA, host California Congresswoman Michelle Steel.
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Ganahl Lumber and Congresswoman Steel
From Left to Right: Ganahl Lumber CFO Dan Delaney, General Manager Steve Schroeder, Congresswoman Michelle Steel, and President and CEO Peter Ganahl.

Southern California prodealer Ganahl Lumber recently hosted Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R- California) to tour its lumberyard operations and hardware store in Costa Mesa.

During the Aug. 17 visit, the Congresswoman and Ganahl representatives were joined by members of the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA).

Steel met with Ganhal President and CEO Peter Ganahl along with other company leaders and WCLBMA Board members to discuss issues affecting the lumber and building material industry, including the national supply chain and the importance of the affordable housing market in California.

Both the NLBMDA and the WCLBMA coordinated the event.

“I’m grateful to Ganahl Lumber in Costa Mesa for the work they have done for decades to create jobs and promote more affordable housing for Orange County families,” Steel said. “As we continue facing a supply chain crisis, their commitment to providing materials to Southern California is critical.”

Ganahl Lumber has 950 employees across 11 locations in California and is the oldest lumberyard and hardware supply store in the state.

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Congresswoman Steel and Peter Ganahl
Congresswoman Michelle Steel discusses the industry with Ganahl President and CEO, Peter Ganahl.

Since 1884, Ganahl has been a family and employee-owned business selling building supplies and hardware for professional contractors and do-it-yourself enthusiasts alike, with products that include lumber, building materials, millwork, tools, paint, doors, and windows.

“Michelle has been an outstanding representative in our district in her freshman term and we applaud her for her hard work,” said President and CEO Peter Ganahl.

First elected to Congress in 2020, Steel serves on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, as well as the House Education and Labor Committee. 

Next year, she is expected to join the influential House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee with jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures.