Poulin Lumber Acquired by No. 3 Building Supply Dealer
October 24, 2015 | 10:15 pm CDT
LONDONDERRY, NH  - Wallboard Supply Company, a subsidiary of US LBM, acquired Poulin Lumber of Derby, VT. Founder Cory Poulin will continue leading day-to-day operations with his existing team.
Poulin Lumber has supplied building products and hardware to homeowners and contractors since 1936. It has four locations in northern and central Vermont, and sells engineered wood and wall panels, drywall, insulation, roofing, moulding, windows, doors, fasteners, tools, kitchen and bath cabinetry and fixtures, as well as numerous lines of hardwood and laminate floors.
"Poulin will work closely with Wallboard Supply to better service customers and create synergy in the Northeast markets," said Ryan Filion, Executive VP Wallboard Supply Company.
Wallboard Supply Company is a third generation, family-run business that operates out of five locations and is headquartered in Londonderry, NH with additional locations in Braintree, MA; Portland, ME; Hermon, ME; and Williston, VT. US LBM is a collection of leading building material distributors across North America operating 193 locations in 24 states. It is the 3rd largest building products distributor in the United States. www.uslbm.com

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