The United States’ largest privately-owned building materials distributor is set for considerable expansion in 2023.
In a Jan. 24 news release, 84 Lumber — No.4 on MDM’s 2022 Top Building Materials/Construction Distributors list — detailed plans for its physical expansion this year, involving opening new facilities and upgrading others.
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania-based 84 Lumber shared that it currently operates 310 facilities, which include 234 stores, 14 component production plants, 28 engineered wood product (EWP) centers and 34 door shops.
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By the end of 2023, the company intends to make improvements to 54 existing locations, and open new stores in the following cities: Stockton, California; Denver, Colorado, and Greeley, Colorado. 84 Lumber said it is also relocating existing stores to larger facilities in Morgantown, West Virginia and Sarasota, Florida.
Beyond that, the company plans to open component plants in Winter Haven, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Boise, Idaho; and a second plant in Atlanta, Georgia.
On the EWP front, 84 Lumber’s current Atlanta facility is being relocated to a larger location in Cartersville, Georgia, while new EWP centers are to be opened in the New Jersey and Boston markets.
Lastly, the company said a new door shop is coming to Denver, Colorado.
“With the opening of these new stores and manufacturing facilities, we remain strong in our continued prospect for growth,” 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy said. “We value our customers and listen to what is important to them to grow their businesses. As a result, we are growing and expanding in two ways – opening new locations and investing in existing markets.”
To keep up with growth, 84 Lumber is looking to hire new associates in stores and manufacturing facilities across the country. The company said interested applicants can visit 84lumber.com/careers as well as learn more about the company at its Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
“I’m immensely proud of the performance of our company over the last several years,” Hardy said. “We have the right people, and we are supporting our associates and customers with the necessary resources to take our company to the next level. I’m committed to growing this company the 84 way and continuing to provide more opportunities for our associates.”
The planned expansion news came two weeks after 84 Lumber announced that its founder, Joe Hardy, passed away on his 100th birthday on Jan. 7.
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber is a distributor building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings.