Pleasant River Lumber acquires Ware-Butler

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Pleasant River Lumber acquires Ware-Butler

By HBSDealer Staff - 11/11/2020

Pleasant River Lumber has acquired Ware-Butler Inc. Lumber & Building Supplies.

Ware-Butler operates three retail lumber and building material locations in  Waterville, Madison, and Livermore Falls, Maine.

Pleasant River operates lumber manufacturing facilities in Dover-Foxcroft, Jackman, Enfield, Hancock, and Sanford, Maine that specialize in spruce/fir framing lumber and eastern white pine boards.

In addition to the mills, Pleasant River owns Chaffee Transport, a trucking company in Clinton; Quality Saw Sales and Service, a full service saw filing and supply company in Enfield; and A&A Brochu Logging, a logging division specializing in commercial thinning, headquartered in Enfield.

“We are thrilled to work with the Brochu family to transition into this exciting new phase of Ware-Butler Inc.,” said Richard Giguere, president of Ware-Butler Inc. “Our management team and I will be working conjointly with the PRL team to continue to increase the value of what we already offer to our loyal customers.” 

“We have been interested in expanding into retail for years and are honored to be able to join forces with such a reputable and well-managed company,” said Jason Brochu, co-president of Pleasant River Lumber. 

Terms of the acquisition, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed.

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