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US LBM Acquires Northern Building Supply

Mergers and acquistions
Northern Building Supply offers lumber and a wide range of specialty building products, including windows.

US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, acquired Northern Building Supply, a full-service building products distributor and retailer which operates two locations in northern Michigan.

Founded in 1904, Northern Building Supply offers lumber and a wide range of specialty building products, including windows, doors, decking, cabinetry, hardware and paint, along with kitchen and bath design services to homeowners, builders and contractors from its locations in Traverse City and Suttons Bay.

"As part of the US LBM family, we get the best of both worlds, keeping our trusted team and the relationships we've built with customers and our community while being able to offer our customers even more products and resources to help them get the job done right," said Ed Beuerle, who will continue to lead Northern Building Supply's operations. 

Northern Building Supply's owner George Cochran will be leaving the business to focus on other local ventures. 

"We've built something special, and I'm proud of our long service to the community and the building trades," Cochran said. "It's been a privilege to work alongside such a professional and knowledgeable team, they're truly the best, and I look forward to the great success Ed and the entire team will have with US LBM."

Northern Building Supply will operate as part of US LBM's Standard Supply and Zeeland Lumber, which will now have a combined 19 locations across Michigan.

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