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Mead Lumber grows in Iowa

BY HBSDealer Staff

Following up on a plan to expand in Iowa, Columbus, Neb.-based Mead Lumber agreed to acquire H.L. Munn Lumber in Ames, Iowa.

Founded in 1891, H.L. Munn Lumber is a full-service lumber and building materials supplier serving professional builders and commercial contractors in the greater Ames and Des Moines markets.

“We are thrilled to join the Mead Lumber team,” said Erik Munn, owner and president of H.L. Munn. “Mead shares our work ethic and values, our dedication to great customer service, and our commitment to employee development.”

The business will continue to operate under the name H.L. Munn Lumber. Erik Munn and his management team will continue to lead day-to- day operations.

“H.L. Munn Lumber is a great company with a tremendous reputation in the building community; we are excited to have them join our family,” said Craig Bradshaw, president of Mead Lumber. “This acquisition is a great opportunity for our company and fits our strategic plan to expand into Iowa.”

Mead Lumber, a Do it Best member, is an employee owned company that has become one of the leaders in the building materials industry, ranking in the top 30 nationally for companies serving professional builders. Mead Lumber now has 44 locations in Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming, including 4 truss and wall panel manufacturing plants.

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