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LBM Advantage names new member sales manager

BY HBSDealer Staff

LBM Advantage has appointed Dan Ohmer as its newest member sales manager.

Ohmer is an industry veteran with extensive sales, negotiation, and leadership skills who develop business throughout the West, LBM Advantage said.

Dan was most recently director of dales, East pro and retail at Knauf Insulation and served at the vice president level for several major insulation manufacturers.

“We are looking forward to the contributions Dan will certainly make to further our expansion efforts,” notes Tom Molloy, executive vice president, products and programs for LBM Advantage. “He has a strong record of value-added selling in highly competitive environments which will serve our members well.”

LBM Advantage is a national, member-owned forest products and building materials cooperative with locations in New Windsor, N.Y., Grand Rapids, Mich., Smithfield, N.C., and Monroe, La.,

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Done Deal: BlueLinx wraps up Cedar Creek acquisition

BY HBSDealer Staff

BlueLinx has completed its acquisition of Cedar Creek, the Oklahoma City-based building products distributor.

The combined companies create one of the largest wholesale distributors of LBM products in the industry with total revenue of approximately $3.2 billion in 2017 and more than 70 locations in 40 states.

“We are in an even stronger position to continue to drive growth, deliver differentiated value to our customers and suppliers, and generate strong returns for our shareholders,” said Mitch Lewis, president and CEO of BlueLinx.

Alex Averitt, formerly the CEO of Cedar Creek and recently appointed COO of BlueLinx, said, “The Cedar Creek family is pleased to join forces with BlueLinx, and we are confident that the combination of our companies creates significant value for all our stakeholders. Our deep and unyielding commitment to our customers and focus on organic growth will be the driving force as we achieve our goal of becoming the leading wholesale building products distributor in the United States.”

BlueLinx, with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., used net proceeds from debt issuance under its amended $750 million revolving credit facility and a new $180 million term loan to fund the purchase price, repay debt and to pay transaction fees and expenses related to the acquisition.

HBSDealer first reported the $413 million deal last month. BlueLinx had sales of $1.82 billion through 39 locations in 2017 while Cedar Creek generated revenue of $1.42 billion through 31 locations.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: More volatility

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There were more decliners than gainers during trading on Friday, with BXC and TSCO leading the retreat — down 3.2% and 3.1%, respectively. Bright spots included HBP, up 1.6%; and WY, up 0.8%.
Company Price Change
AWI (Armstrong) 56.35 +0.27%
BCC (Boise) 40.25 -1.23%
BECN (Beacon) 50.87 +0.28%
BLDR (Builders FS) 19.20 -0.16%
BMCH (BMC Stock) 18.50 -1.60%
BXC (BlueLinx) 35.67 -3.15%
CENT (Central Garden) 40.49 +0.32%
DE (Deere & Co.) 149.98 -0.19%
DOOR (Masonite) 60.75 -0.49%
EXP (Eagle) 98.99 -1.22%
FAST (Fastenal) 50.08 -1.24%
HBP (Huttig) 5.59 +1.64%
HD (Home Depot) 172.80 -0.32%
JELD (Jeld-Wen) 29.79 -0.20%
LL (Lumber Liquidators) 22.54 -1.53%
LOW (Lowe’s) 86.23 -0.93%
LPX (Louisiana-Pacific) 30.01 -0.50%
MAS (Masco) 40.65 -0.42%
PPG (PPG) 110.00 -0.04%
SHW (Sherwin-Williams) 385.43 -0.32%
SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro) 83.11 +0.70%
SSD (Simpson) 56.30 -0.28%
SWK (Stanley) 151.86 +0.39%
TREX (Trex) 110.60 +0.05%
TSCO (Tractor Supply) 58.32 -3.12%
TTC (Toro) 60.51 +0.23%
UFPI (Universal Forest) 33.02 N.C.
USG (USG) 40.77 N.C.
WDFC (WD-40) 131.25 +0.19%
WY (Weyerhaeuser) 36.19 +0.75%
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