BlueLinx Corporation and McKillican American, Inc. jointly announced today that McKillican has purchased the assets of Lane Stanton Vance, formerly a division of BlueLinx. The acquisition is effective October 31, 2010.
According to Gary McKillican, “Lane Stanton Vance is a company that we have admired for many years who have so much in common with McKillican. We both have history embedded in the hardwood lumber and moulding business as McKillican started as a pure hardwood company back in 1978 while LA-based E.J. Stanton Lumber, Lane Lumber, and Vance Lumber Companies merged in 1968. In addition to hardwood, McKillican also brings a full compliment of residential and commercial hardware and laminated panels to the kitchen cabinet, commercial millwork, display, furniture and general wood products trade.”
Today McKillican operates 24 Distribution Centers in the United States and Canada. Lane Stanton Vance with 3 branches in El Cajon, Diamond Bar and San Marcos are strategically located to service the Southern California market.
Although the economic downturn presents a challenge to all of us, McKillican says “it is proud to continue its growth into one of North America’s largest markets. McKillican has a strong culture centered on its people making the right choices for its customers and the people they work together with each day.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 2,000 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufactures, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver and its network of more than 60 distribution centers.
SOURCE: McKillican American Inc.
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