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ECMD Acquires Klumb Lumber

“Klumb’s heritage of leaning into relationships and building long-term trust with their customers and suppliers meshes perfectly with the core values established by our founder Allen Dyer,” said ECMD CEO Joe Woods. “We are excited to extend our footprint into the deep South and Gulf Coast.”

ECMD Inc. North Wilkesboro, N.C., has purchased Loxley, Al.-based Klumb Lumber, a leading distributor of specialty building products in the Gulf Coast and Southeast.

“Klumb’s heritage of leaning into relationships and building long-term trust with their customers and suppliers meshes perfectly with the core values established by our founder Allen Dyer,” said ECMD CEO Joe Woods. “We are excited to extend our footprint into the deep South and Gulf Coast.”

ECMD will continue with the Klumb Lumber & Forest Products name, as well as all five Klumb distribution centers—Loxley; Covington, Ga.; Gulfport, Ms.; Greeneville, Tn.; and Tyler, Tx. ECMD now services 46 states under the banners East Coast Mouldings, Crown Heritage, Arndt & Herman Building Products, ECMD Distribution, and Klumb Lumber & Forest Products.

There are no changes to the branch leadership. Co-president Steve Funchess has agreed to remain and lead the Loxley branch, while co-president Vicki O’Neill will not stay on.

Klumb Lumber was established in 1945 by Roy Klumb in Crystal Springs, Ms. Shortly thereafter, his son Buddy Klumb took over and built it into a major regional distributor.

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