Personnel Updates

Boise Cascade promoted Jill Twedt to VP of Legal.

Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman will retire at the end of the year. Current President and COO Chad Crow will take over as CEO.


Industry Insight

Louisiana-Pacific acquired International Barrier Technology Inc., a flame-retardant coatings manufacturer.

Lowe’s is laying off an undisclosed number of delivery personnel across the US as it switches to the use of third-party delivery providers. Lowe’s has yet to comment on which locations are affected and the total number of layoffs.

Sears Holdings announced that it is expanding distribution of Kenmore appliances by selling them on The company will also synch its Kenmore Smart appliances with Amazon’s voice-command Alexa program.

US LBM Holdings filed a preliminary prospectus with the SEC in preparation for its initial public offering.


Mergers and Acquisitions

Foundation Building Materials acquired American Wal-Board, LLC.

Guerry Lumber Co. (Savanah, GA) acquired HomeSouth Architectural, a provider of custom trim, millwork, and architectural windows and doors.


Real Estate

84 Lumber officially opened a new Tampa-area location in Ruskin, FL and a new location in Greensboro, SC.

Ace Hardware member Costello’s Ace Hardware opened its 29th location Melville, NY.

Carter Lumber is building a new Kight Home Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Ganahl Lumber Co. opened its 10th location in Torrance, CA.

McCoy’s Building Supply purchased a reload facility in Burnet, TX.

Parr Lumber acquired a property that will become a second Quality Truss location.

Tractor Supply Co. opened 14 new stores in its second quarter. The company also broke ground in Frankfort, NY on what will be its eighth DC.