Metrie, the largest manufacturer and distributor of millwork in North America, has acquired the hemlock and alder manufacturing and distribution business of solid wood moulding specialist Fred Tebb & Sons, Gig Harbor, Wa.

The sale includes the machinery from Tebb’s plants in Dallas, Or., and Salt Lake City, Ut., which will be shuttered.

Tebb will continue selling hemlock and alder rough stock, Sitka spruce, animal bedding, pallets and firelogs from facilities in Dallas and Corvallis, Or., and Hoquiam and Elmo, Wa.

“As well as being the largest MDF moulding manufacturer and distributor in North America, Metrie also has nearly 100 years of expertise in solid wood production. We know quality solid wood products and services when we see them,” said Kent Bowie, president and CEO of Metrie. “Tebb has long been a leader in sustainably sourced and certified Pacific coast hemlock and western red (knotty) alder moulding products. This acquisition enhances our solid wood product mix and service offering to existing and new  customers.”

“Like Metrie, we are a fourth-generation, family-owned millwork company, with hopefully many more generations to come,” noted Rick Tebb, president, Fred Tebb & Sons. “However, now is a good time to pass on the alder and hemlock trim part of our business, and I am sure Metrie will continue to build on the excellent customer service and product lines we have established.”

This is the fourth acquisition by Metrie in the last two years, following the purchase of Tinder Wholesale and EL & EL Wood Products in 2022, and Pacific MDF Products and Canadian MDF Products in 2020.

Hawaii Lumber Products Association Dissolves

After a 20-year run, the Hawaii Lumber Products Association dissolved, effective Dec. 31, 2022.

Read More →

Westlake Ace Adding 2 More Stores in La Area

Westlake Ace Hardware has signed lease agreement to open two more stores in the greater Los Angeles area, bringing to 17 its store count in the state, including eight in Southern California.

Read More →

Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) Announces 2023 LBM Policy Priorities

The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT), a non-profit trade association that represents the Texas lumber and building materials supply chain, has announced its 2023 Public Policy Priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature.   

Read More →