December 23, 2015 17:17 ET

US LBM Acquires Additional Businesses in the Upper Midwest

US LBM Expands Into the Dakotas and Continues to Broaden Its Presence in Minnesota With the Addition of Leading Suppliers of Roof and Floor Trusses, Wall Panels, and Building Materials

BRITTON, SD--(Marketwired - December 23, 2015) - US LBM Holdings, LLC ("US LBM") announces the acquisition of multiple entities under the common ownership of NexGen. Truss Pro's, Inc., Precision Wall Systems, Britton Home Center, Webster Home Center, and Minnesota Building Pro's will join the US LBM family of companies. Luke Kraft will lead the company as President, with all former owners remaining on the executive team.

Truss Pro's, Inc. is the region's premier supplier of roof & floor trusses, hangers, and accessories serving Minnesota and the Dakotas since 1978, with plants located in Britton, SD; Pipestone, MN; and Rogers, MN. Founded in 1998, Precision Wall Systems provides wall panels from its Britton, SD and Rogers, MN facilities. Minnesota Building Pros, based in Rogers, MN, is a key supplier of framing materials to general contractors in the same markets.

Britton Home Center and Webster Home Center provide a wide array of hardware, paint, power tools, windows, doors, cabinetry, lumber, and lawn and garden tools. They offer on-the-job measuring, product delivery, drafting and design services.

"We are excited to join the US LBM team," said Luke Kraft, President of NexGen. "This partnership enables us to further invest in operations and enhanced customer service. Our employees, customers and vendor partners will enjoy the myriad of opportunities for growth that US LBM can provide."

"We're thrilled to add these great businesses to the US LBM family," said L.T. Gibson, President & CEO of US LBM. "By extending our products and services into the Upper Midwest, we can strategically serve the industry in that growing market. We are eager to partner with their associates and look forward to future opportunities together in the region."

US LBM is a collection of leading building material distributors across North America operating 204 locations in 26 states. It is the 3rd largest building products distributor in the United States, and recipient of the 2015 ProSales Dealer of the Year award. US LBM implements the philosophy of local management and leadership to capitalize on the premier reputation of its operating companies and local customer relationships.

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