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Boise Cascade Buys Norman

The acquisition is expected to be complete in the coming weeks.

Boise Cascade Co., Boise, Id., has agreed to purchase Norman Distribution, Inc., a distributor of engineered wood, commodity lumber, and specialty building materials based in Medford, Or.

“Norman Distribution has built an excellent reputation as a strong industry partner throughout its four decades in this business,” said Nick Stokes, executive VP of building materials distribution. “The positive relationships they have built with their customers and suppliers have been a key to their success. We are very pleased to welcome their team to Boise Cascade and strengthen our presence in the Oregon, Northern California, and Nevada markets.”

The entire staff is expected to remain, under the banner Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution Medford Branch.

“Norman Distribution is excited and proud to join Boise Cascade,” said owner Jeff Norman. “We were one of the first customers of their EWP mill in White City, Or., which began operating in 1991. This is a great strategic and cultural fit, which will allow us to grow our product line and better serve our customers.”

The acquisition is expected to be complete in the coming weeks.


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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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