R.P. Lumber expands, acquires Iowa's Malcom Lumber
August 5, 2021 | 11:46 am CDT
R.P. Lumber

GRINNELL, Iowa - Illinois-based lumber and hardware retailer R.P. Lumber has expanded its Midwest presence with the acquisition of Malcom Lumber.

“We are excited to expand our Iowa footprint and work diligently to serve the communities of Oskaloosa and Grinnell with quality products for many years to come,” said Robert Plummer, President & CEO of R.P. Lumber.  “Malcom Lumber has long been a respected name in Iowa. We couldn’t be more excited to get to work with the teams at these locations, adding inventory, additional services, and earning the trust of our customers,” he added.

“We understood that ownership at Malcom Lumber was wanting to transition and we were excited to step up and work with them to put this transaction together," said R.P. VP Jason Plummer. “After visiting with the team members at these two locations, we knew this would be a good fit.  We’re a family-owned company and share the same culture and work ethic we found at these stores and in these communities."

Based in Edwardsville, IL, R.P. Lumber opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977 and has continued to grow throughout the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Wyoming. In February of 2021, R.P. Lumber opened its 72nd location – and first in Iowa - when it acquired Dick-N-Sons Lumber in Blue Grass.

The transaction closed on Monday, July 26th, 2021. Both Malcom Lumber locations began operating under the R.P. Lumber brand on July 27.

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