Novo opens N.H. distribution center

Building product maker’s expansion helps its Empire brand better serve customers.
Novo Building Products Empire facility
“The new Amherst facility is our response to the steady increase in demand from New England customers seeking high-quality interior millwork products supplied on a timely basis,” said Jeff Leys, president of Novo Building Products.

Novo Building Products has opened an Empire Moulding and Millwork distribution facility in Amherst, New Hampshire. Empire is one of the company’s four regional brands.

“This strategic expansion allows Empire to better support and service customers throughout the Northeast with a wide breadth of products,” said Jeff Leys, president and COO of Novo Building Products.

Strategically located 60 miles north of Boston, the 217,000-square-foot facility serves 750 independent lumberyards, specialty millwork shops, stair manufacturers, door fabricators, pro dealers and home centers across New England.

The product assortment available from the Amherst location includes a wide variety of millwork products including stair parts, MDF, finger joint, and solid wood mouldings, said the firm.

Also stocked at the new facility are products from other Novo regional brands: L.J. Smith Stair Systems, Ornamental Decorative Millwork, and Turncraft Columns.

“The new Amherst facility created more than 70 new warehouse and administration jobs,” said Troy Mittler, regional VP Northeast of Novo Building Products.

“The facility also has 16 loading bays plus four drive-through interior loading bays to facilitate the high volume of product that will be processed on a daily basis for our customers,” said Mittler.

Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Novo, a division of Hardwoods Distribution Inc., is a North American distributor of architectural design materials to the home center, pro dealer and industrial markets.

The company operates a network of 86 regional customer service centers.