Double Merger for Vermont Lumberyards

Three leading building supply companies in Vermont’s Upper Valley have agreed to unite under single ownership following back-to-back transactions.

BlueLinx Sells 4 Facilities

BlueLinx netted $27.2 million in sale/leaseback deals for its distribution centers in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.; Nashville, Tn.; and Richmond, Va.

CARS Picks Up Southern DCs

Carolina Atlantic Roofing Supply, Sanford, N.C., has acquired the Southern Division of Seven D Wholesale. The new operations—in Freeport, Fl.; Pelham, Al.; Biloxi, Ms.; and Rice, Tx.—began doing business as CARS effective Feb. 3.

Arauco Realigning Moncure Mill

Arauco will close its particleboard line in Moncure, N.C., in April and integrate its Moncure MDF line with a moulding line to create an advanced millwork operation.

Partners Building Pellet Plant

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Vancouver, B.C., will build an industrial wood pellet plant in Demopolis, Al., near its Aliceville facility and next to Two Rivers Lumber Co.

Universal Now UFP Industries

Universal Forest Products, Grand Rapids, Mi., has completed the reorganization of its operations and is now operating as UFP Industries, a name that more accurately describes the company today.

Pope Resources Selling to Rayonier

Rayonier, Yulee, Fl., has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope Resources, Poulsbo, Wa.

Dunn Ready to Remake Home Base

Over the years, Dunn Lumber, Seattle, Wa., has gradually been buying up the property across from its headquarters store in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood, and one year ago acquired the last piece of the puzzle, paying about $5.9 million to complete the 1.5-acre block.

California Welcomes A New OSH

OSH is back. Sort of. There are the neighborhood-oriented stores filled with similar products and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable employees clad in green aprons. Like OSH, they are also devoid of warehouse-style racks and forklifts whizzing down narrow aisles.

RY Mothballing Montana Mill

RY Timber, Townsend, Mt., will begin indefinitely closing its Townsend Mill due to a shortage of timber.