TAL Holdings acquires home centers and manufacturing facilities

TAL Holdings has acquired Miller's Home Center stores and manufacturing facilities.

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TAL Holdings, a family-owned company that operates building material centers in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to acquire Miller’s Home Center with four locations in Baker City and La Grande, Oregon, as well as a cabinet manufacturing facility and a truss production facility in Oregon.

“As part of our strategic growth initiative and our commitment to help build better communities, we seek companies who align with TAL on operational excellence and core values,” said Jason Blair, CEO of TAL Holdings. “Miller’s checks these boxes and more. Current owners, Steve Colkitt and Wayne Ryder, built a tremendous business over the last several decades, and we are grateful for their trust and partnership through the acquisition process.”

Miller’s operates two home centers and lumberyards, an 18,000 sq ft retail store in Baker City and a 35,000 sq ft retail store in La Grande. Also in La Grande is a truss plant and a cabinet manufacturing facility.

“Miller’s provides us with an excellent opportunity to diversify our business growth and expand into manufacturing — one of our strategic goals,” said Blair.

After a transition period, Miller’s will open as part of the TAL family of companies on December 12, 2022. Upon completion of the acquisition, TAL will operate 29 locations: eight in Oregon, 12 in Washington, eight in Idaho, and one in Montana.


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