U.S. Lumber acquires Mid-State Lumber

U.S. Lumber will now operate 10 branches serving 21 states.

Building products distributor U.S. Lumber Group announced that it is acquiring Mid-State Lumber Corp.

Mid-State is a regional wholesaler of building products based in Branchburg, N.J.

U.S. Lumber is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Specialty Building Products, LLC and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The transaction will combine two LBM distribution industry powerhouses with an expanded offering of products and services for dealers across New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New England. 

“Mid-State Lumber is a terrific addition to U.S. Lumber,” said Specialty Building Products President and CEO Jeff McLendon. “It is the leading specialty products distributor in its markets, with a loyal following of customers built over multiple generations of family ownership.” 

Mid-State Lumber’s ownership group includes Ken Bernstein, David Bernstein and Gary Bernstein.

“The Bernstein family, and all of their employees, have built a fantastic business and we are thrilled that they will be joining the U.S. LUMBER family,” McLendon said. “Together we will continue to deliver reliable products and first-class service for customers and suppliers in their markets and across our entire footprint.” 

Mid-State Lumber will continue to operate under its existing brand and with its current leadership.

Mid-State Lumber is located in Branchburg, N.J.

“Since our father Bernie Bernstein founded Mid-State Lumber in 1972, we have built a business based on family values and the simple desire to bring great products to great customers adding value through great service and relationships,” the Bernstein family said. “This partnership provides an opportunity to build on Mid-State’s impressive legacy and provides a foundation for the long-term success of our employees, customers and vendors.”

Specialty Building Products brands include U.S. Lumber, Alexandria Moulding, and Midwest Lumber.

Prior to the acquisition, U.S. Lumber's Northeast roster included locations in Kingston, Pa., Warwick, N.Y., and Marlborough, Mass. Overall, the company will now operate 10 branches up and down the East Coast. The distributor serves 21 states.