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Two Cedar Rapids privately owned lumber companies have been merged under new ownership.
Practically overnight, Marty Hoeger went from a contractor in Cedar Rapids, Ia., to owner of both of the town’s local independent lumberyards.
Simultaneously, Hoeger purchased 113-year-old Ogden & Adams from Larry Paulson, and 69-year-old Cedar Rapids Lumber from Randy Kelley. Paulson is retiring and Kelley will stay on as an employee. Both locations will carry the Ogden & Adams name.
To run the operations full-time, Hoeger has resigned as business development manager for Graham Construction of Cedar Rapids.