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Novo Takes Over LJ Smith

Novo Building Products, Zeeland, Mi., has acquired 133-year-old stair parts manufacturer L.J. Smith, Bowerstone, Oh.

Novo Building Products, Zeeland, Mi., has acquired 133-year-old stair parts manufacturer L.J. Smith, Bowerstone, Oh.

L.J. Smith operates eight locations, including four manufacturing plants, across the U.S.

Novo Building Products was established in 2016 by Blue Wolf Capital Fund III.

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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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