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Great Southern Expanding in Mobile

Great Southern Wood will invest $13.7 million to expand its treating facility in Mobile, Al.

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KODIAK BUYS SOUTHEAST’S SUNRISE

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired two-unit Sunrise Builders Supply of Mississippi and Tennessee.

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History-Minded NC Lumberyard Adds Hardware Store

With a nod to the past, Grandfather Lumber, Pineola, N.C., has opened a full-service hardware store at its former site of century-old CL Loven Sawmill in Pineola, N.C.

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Distributor Expands DSI Partnership

Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Oh., is expanding its distribution of Digger Specialties Inc.’s products to Tennessee, through its recently opened distribution facility in Hebron, Ky.

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HDI REBRANDS AS ADENTRA

Hardwoods Distribution Inc., Langley, B.C., has rebranded the company as Adentra, Inc.

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Lumbermen’s Joins ABMDA

Lumbermen’s, Inc. , Grand Rapid, Mi., has joined co-op Associated Building Material Distributors of America and moved all of its supplier rebate programs to ABMDA.

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Ace Adds Over 100 Stores in 2022

Ace Hardware has opened 105 new stores in 2022, with plans to add at least 60 more by the end of the year. 

Salvage-Minded Entrepreneurs Rush to Build NM Mill

Tahoe Forest Products is leasing 37.2 acres in Carson City, Nv., from the Washoe Tribe, where it has broken ground on a new sawmill.

DR Johnson Restarts Mill after 15 years

The Prairie Wood Products sawmill in Prairie City, Or., officially reopened July 11, nearly 15 years after it was shuttered by owner D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.

Kuzman Winds Down Operations

Greg Thelen, owner of Kuzman Forest Products, Hillsboro, Or., is retiring Sept. 1 after 45 years in the wholesale distribution business and closing the company.

NHS Joining IBS in 2023

The National Hardware Show will be held in concert with the International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Lowe’s Tests In-Store Pet Centers

Lowe’s is introducing a pilot program to provide Petco’s pet services, such as mobile grooming and vet clinics for vaccinations, microchipping and pest prevention.