New owners reshape Miller Marquart Lumber

An article on buffalonews.com reported that Miller Marquart Lumber, brought back to life last year, may have another growth spurt.

The North Tonawanda, N.Y., pro dealer was formerly operated as R.A. Miller, but it closed during the downturn. Owners Thomas Marquart and Thomas Trathen bought the closed dealer and brought the business back to life, according to the article.

About 40% of the company's sales are international sales -- Germany, Italy and Japan included, according to the article. But the company is optimistic that sales will pick up domestically, particularly in architectural moldings and cabinets.