Builders FirstSource Acquires West Orange Lumber in Orlando, Florida
DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDR), a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States, today announced it has purchased West Orange Lumber Company, Inc. ("West Orange"). The transaction closed on July 31, 2014. West Orange was represented by The JIAN Group of Fredericksburg, VA.
Based in Groveland, FL, West Orange supplies lumber, roof and floor trusses, custom windows and doors, as well as installation services, to both residential homebuilders and commercial contractors in the Central Florida region. Sales were approximately $15 million for fiscal 2013.
Builders FirstSource CEO, Floyd Sherman, said, "The acquisition of West Orange provides us with an extensive customer base that includes custom and semi-custom builders, along with commercial contractors, and fits nicely within our overall growth strategy. This new location also offers onsite manufacturing capabilities of roof and floor trusses, and will allow us to more easily serve the fast growing, northern portion of the Orlando market, providing us with an excellent opportunity to significantly grow our share in this market. We welcome the employees of West Orange to the Builders FirstSource family and look forward to growing such a well-established business."
Neil Britt, owner of West Orange, added, "I am very grateful for the loyal years of service from the West Orange employees and for the long-standing supplier and customer relationships that have been built over the years. This is a great opportunity for all." John Arellano, Vice President of West Orange Lumber, will remain as the General Manager of the operation.
About Builders FirstSource
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction. The company operates 55 distribution centers and 49 manufacturing facilities in 9 states, principally in the southern and eastern United States. Manufacturing facilities include plants that manufacture roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, aluminum and vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes windows, interior and exterior doors, dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork and other building products. For more information about Builders FirstSource, visit the company's website at www.bldr.com.
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