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Alexander Lumber opens new Iowa City location

Pro dealer has maintained a presence in Iowa City since 2016.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Alexander Lumber, the Aurora, Ill.-based pro dealer has opened its latest location in Iowa City, Iowa.

The new lumberyard features a new retail sales facility, as well as a warehouse and large lumber shed. The lumberyard officially opened for business on July 1, and is already serving its customers.

“Opening a new lumberyard is exciting for the company. We shifted our brand strategy in early 2019, and the new Iowa City location represents what we can do as a more nimble, pro-focused organization. As a company, we have been helping build communities for 128 years, and we’re pleased to be able to do the same in the greater Iowa City area,” said Alexander Lumber President and CEO Russ Kathrein.

Alexander Lumber’s latest location in Iowa City.

“We’re proud to be part of the growth that our community is experiencing,” said Brian Ahrendsen, Alexander Lumber’s Iowa City general manager, said in a press release. “Our employees all are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge about building materials, and we will consult with our customers to ensure they get the best products for their projects. We can provide any of the products needed for any building or remodeling project, big or small.”

Alexander Lumber has had a presence in Iowa City since 2016, when the company acquired Nagle Lumber. It subsequently opened Answers By Alexander, its interiors showroom and design center, in Iowa City in 2017. 

Now, the company is celebrating the grand opening of its newest lumberyard in mid-July, with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening, July 18. On Friday afternoon, July 19, there will be events, including a vendor fair, for local builders, contractors, professional remodelers, and others in the building materials industry. 

Earlier this year, Alexander Lumber made consolidation moves as the company realigned its core location focus. The dealer celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016. Alexander operates a dozen locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, including manufacturing facilities.

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