Yankton’s Fullerton Lumber, as well as the company’s locations in Vermillion, Winner and Norfolk, have been purchased by Mead Lumber of Columbus, Neb. The firm is now up to 35 retail locations.
I bet you’re already thinking: Don’t they know that Menards is coming to Yankton!?
The answer, of course, is yes.
I spoke with Mead Lumber president Craig Bradshaw today, and he knew I was going to ask the question before it had even crossed my lips.
“We compete with Menards in all kinds of towns. We have either a Menards, Home Depot or a Lowe’s Home Improvement in almost every community we’re in. We understand what they bring and what they go after. We also understand the value we bring to our customers. We’re very comfortable with that. We know what our niche is. Most of our customers want the kind of customer service that they get at this store. We believe that makes a difference, and it’s been proven out for us for a number of years.”
I’ve included the press release on the purchase below. Read Thursday’s Press & Dakotan for more details.
Mead Lumber Company is pleased to announce the purchase of the Fullerton Lumber locations in Vermillion, Yankton, Winner, SD and Farm and Ranch Building Supply in Norfolk, NE effective October 31st, 2011. “The geographic location and size of these stores make them a great fit for Mead Lumber’s growth plans“, said Craig Bradshaw, President of Mead Lumber.
With more than 100 years of experience, Mead Lumber has become one of the leaders in the building materials industry, ranking in the top 25 nationally. Currently there are 35 Mead lumberyards, truss plants, hardware stores and mill shops in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.
“We are excited to tell our customers that all of the same great people who have served you in the past are still at your local store. At Mead Lumber, earning your business is our top priority. We have talented professionals on staff and we put our buying power to work every day so that our customers always have competitive pricing. We want to be your supplier of choice” said Craig Bradshaw.
The new Mead Lumber is located at 2409 N. Broadway, Yankton.
Mead’s range of products include lumber, hardware, kitchen cabinets, insulation, trusses, drywall, plywood and engineered lumber; Andersen window showrooms; and a delivery fleet of over 250 vehicles. Visit http://www.meadlumber.com for more information.