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Wholesaler Weekes Acquires Snavely 

The deal is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2018.

Weekes Forest Products, St. Paul, Mn., has purchased 115-year-old Snavely Forest Products, with distribution facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Westminster, Md.; Greensboro, N.C.; Dallas, Tx.; and Denver, Co.

The deal is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2018.

Founded in 1978, Weekes currently has distribution centers in St. Paul; Fargo, N.D.; Green Bay and Jackson, Wi.; Riverdale, Il.; Comstock Park, Mi.; and Tampa, Fl., and well as a trading office in St. Paul.

“We are thrilled to add a premier company like Snavely Forest Products to our two-step distribution family of companies,” said Weekes president Tom Le Vere. “There are so many synergies to explore between our two companies. The footprint of the Snavely distribution centers is a perfect extension to our own with zero overlap. Combined, Snavely and Weekes will service 17 states with lumber and building materials.”

Weekes will maintain the Snavely name and operate the Pittsburgh-based firm as a stand-alone business under the leadership of current COO, Clark Spitzer.

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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