North Wilkesboro-based ECMD, Inc. today announced it has acquired Madison Lumber Company. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Huntsville, AL; Madison Lumber is a specialty distributor of mouldings, boards, and pattern stock servicing lumber yards and builders in Northern Alabama and Mississippi, plus Central Tennessee including Nashville.
“ECMD’s strategic plan calls for significant growth to come through acquisition as our industry continues to consolidate”, said Kelly Hendrix, president and CEO of ECMD, Inc. “Our ESOP structure allows ECMD to be uniquely positioned to add privately owned companies into our portfolio who want their employees and their legacy honored. We are building a world class employee experience where our employee owners share in the financial success through 100% stock ownership and have a voice in how to improve operations, eliminate waste, and build a work environment that allows ECMD be an employer of choice.”
“The cultural fit between our two companies is a perfect match,” said Buster Betz, President of Madison Lumber. “Joining the ECMD family of companies creates a stable future for our employees and allows our customers to enjoy the unparalleled service Madison Lumber provides them.”
As ECMD has done with past acquisitions, Madison will continue to operate independently and over time ECMD will integrate various parts of their business when it benefits Madison’s employees, vendors, and customers.
North Wilkesboro, NC, March 2, 2018
ECMD INC. ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF KLUMB LUMBER INC.
ECMD Inc, announces the successful completion of the purchase of Klumb Lumber, a leading distributor of specialty building products in the gulf coast and southeastern US. Founded in 1945 Klumb has built an outstanding reputation for being a family owned business with simple, honest, old-fashioned values.
“Klumb’s heritage of leaning into relationships and building long term trust with their customers and suppliers” meshes perfectly with the core values established by our founder Allen Dyer stated Joe Woods, CEO at ECMD. “We are excited to extend our footprint into the deep south and gulf coast.”
ECMD will continue with the Klumb Lumber and Forest Products name as well as continue to operate all Klumb distribution centers. This acquisition establishes a footprint across 46 states servicing lumberyards, building product distributors, and retail home centers. ECMD will now operate under multiple banners including East Coast Mouldings, Crown Heritage, Arndt & Herman Building Products, ECMD Distribution, and Klumb Lumber and Forest Products.
Klumb Lumber was established in 1945 by Roy Klumb in Crystal Springs, MS. His son Buddy Klumb took over leading the company shortly after and built an organization that became a major force in the gulf coast in the lumber and building products distribution business. Today Klumb distributes products through five locations from Texas to Tennessee.
As our industry evolves, our customers and suppliers continue to expect more from their distribution partners. ECMD’s history of innovation and supply chain management combined with the over 70 years of lumber experience within the Klumb organization should make for a powerful partner for customers and suppliers alike.