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RP Expands into Wyoming

Midwest dealer R.P. Lumber has purchased two-unit Wyoming dealer Build-Rite Lumber & Supply.

Midwest dealer R.P. Lumber has purchased two-unit Wyoming dealer Build-Rite Lumber & Supply.

Founded in 1963, Build-Rite’s yards in Rawlins and Saratoga, Wy., will be the first for R.P. Lumber outside of Illinois and Missouri. Build-Rite will operate under the R.P. Lumber brand with key team members continuing at the company.

Build-Rite president Steve Olson said, “This was a very important decision for our family. We wanted to make sure that our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve would be in good hands. In selling to R.P. Lumber and the Plummer family, we know that will be the case. We’re very proud of the company our family built and we’re excited to see what the future brings.”

Based in Edwardsville, Il., R.P. Lumber was founded in 1977 and now operates 71 locations.

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