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06/07/2021

Doman acquiring Hixson Lumber Sales

Dallas-based Hixson operates 19 lumber treating plans and 5 specialty sawmills.
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Doman Building Materials Group Ltd. announced that it has acquired Texas-based Hixson Lumber Sales. 

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based building materials distributor has acquired all of the assets of the Hixson Lumber Sales group of companies for approximately $375 million in cash, including inventory.

Hixson is a wholesale and manufacturing company of lumber and treated lumber operating in the Central United States. 

Based in Dallas, Texas, Hixson operates through 19 locations located in 8 U.S. states. Operations include  19 lumber treating plants, five specialty sawmills and its own trucking fleet, and services and delivers products in approximately 25 states primarily in the central United States. 

Doman said Hixson’s operations are highly complementary to its existing U.S. West Coast operations without overlap. 

“The Transaction is a great complement to our existing U.S. operations while further advancing our growth strategy and developing a leadership position in the central corridor of the U.S., in areas such as Texas that continue to have extremely strong growth activity,” said Amar Doman, chairman and CEO of Doman. 

With the transaction, Doman’s U.S. footprint now extends from the West Coast and Hawaii across the mainland and into several high-growth states in the middle of the US. The company operates 32 treating plants across its system, including Southern Yellow Pine building materials.”

With approximately 1,100 employees, Hixson serves national big box retailers, several national home builder distribution yards, large regional lumber yards, and multiple small independent lumber yards. Primary business lines include pressure treated lumber, wood fence manufacturing, and specialty items for new home and renovation markets.

The transaction will combine Hixson’s operations with Doman's growing North American platform, which includes the California Cascade and Honsador groups of companies.

Doman previously operated under the CanWel brand.