Distribution Center Will Serve Dallas Builders

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Whether or not it has any effect on materials shortages in the fast-growing Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex remains to be seen, but the area will soon have another building materials distribution center, as supply rushes to meet burgeoning de-mand.

February 02, 2000

Whether or not it has any effect on materials shortages in the fast-growing Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex remains to be seen, but the area will soon have another building materials distribution center, as supply rushes to meet burgeoning de-mand.

Building Materials Holding Corporation, a public company with shares traded on the NASDAQ exchange, recently broke ground on the new center and truss manufacturing facility in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. The facility will be the nine-teenth location in Texas for a BMHC sub-sidiary called BMCW SouthCentral, LLC.

"The new Frisco location will allow us to both better serve our existing customers and attract new ones," says BMHC president and CEO Robert E. Mellor, who acknowledged that reason for building it is that the Dallas/Ft. Worth residential construction market is one of the strong-est in the country.

The company already has a building materials distribution center in Hurst, Texas, a custom millwork distribution operation in Coppell, and a custom door and millwork manufacturing facility in Dallas. "The addition of this location is part of our long term strategy," says SouthCentral president William E. Smith, "and will position us in the middle of the growth areas of Collin and eastern Denton Counties."

Collin and Denton Counties issued more than 7500 single family building permits in the first half of 1999.
Construction of the BMC West facility is under the direction of SouthCentral division vice president Dan McQuary, who says the project will consist of develop-ment of half of the 21-acre site. "The improvements, totaling 47,500 square feet, will include warehouse, office, showroom, truss manufacturing, and building materi-als storage uses.

The new facility will allow BMC West to offer increased delivery frequency and spread its market coverage into fast-growing McKinney and Allen.

In addition to Dallas/Ft. Worth, the firm’s SouthCentral Division includes operations in the Austin and San Antonio markets under the names Stripling Blake and Buell Supply. In Houston, it operates as Abilene Lumber and Lone Star. Other operations are located in El Paso, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Shiner and Killeen, Texas.

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