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LEXINGTON, Ky — Aetna Building Solutions, Inc., the Midwest’s leading wholesale distributor of building materials for commercial and residential applications, today announced the acquisition of Hardwood Specialties, Inc., a Lexington, KY building materials wholesaler.

Hardwood Specialties is the latest strategic addition to Aetna Building Solutions, which expands a Midwest market reach that now includes the major metropolitan areas of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and portions of Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.

“Hardwood Specialties owners Bobby Mastin and Jeff Hall have, for over 25 years, built a reputation for providing exceptional products and services to the Lexington area, making it the perfect complement to Aetna’s fast-growing Midwest presence,” says Jon Minnaert, Aetna President. “By expanding into the greater Lexington region, customers in the area now can take advantage of Aetna’s much larger inventories and a much wider product assortment. These include hardwood plywood, hardwood lumber, butcher block, particle board, MDF, melamine, and hardware sold to a variety of market segment manufacturers including cabinet and case good, closets, store fixture, countertop, office and residential furniture, exhibit, and architectural millwork.”

The acquisition goes into effect September 1. The company will continue to operate at Hardwood Specialties” current location at 2433 MacKinwood Dr. Lexington, KY 40510, and maintain its Hardwood Specialties brand.

About Aetna Building Solutions

What began as a modest enterprise over 85 years ago, has today become one of the Midwest's largest distributors of hardwood lumber, plywood, wood panels, laminate, solid surface and hardware. Aetna’s dedicated team of professionals deliver service excellence and timely product fulfillment from its operations, warehouses and deep product inventories in Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Rockford, IL and now Lexington, Ky.