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YBC acquires Berlin Lumber Company

Pennsylvania pro dealer will continue to operate under Berlin Lumber banner.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Your Building Centers (YBC) has acquired Berlin Lumber Company in Berlin, Pa.

Berlin Lumber is a lumber, truss, and building supplies provider that has been serving builders and homeowners for more than 68 years.

YBC purchased the company from Doug Brant, owner and president of Berlin Lumber. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, YBC said that it intends to continue to operate the newly-added company under the name of Berlin Lumber.

This acquisition marks the third in 3 years for YBC, which is an employee-owned company. In a statement issued by YBC, the dealer said this moves allows “more Pennsylvania residents to benefit from being an Employee Owner and allowing YBC to grow in the Pennsylvania market.”

Based in Altoona, Pa., YBC operates 16 locations throughout Pennsylvania, including design centers. It serves contractors, builders, remodelers and DIYers.

“As we begin to celebrate our 30th anniversary this year as YBC, we are excited to begin a new chapter in our history and welcome Berlin Lumber to our employee owned company.  Berlin Lumber is an outstanding company with a long history of great customer service; we are looking forward to continuing that tradition into the future” said Rich Lender, president and CEO of Your Building Centers.

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