Readers Respond: Boise and the Top 100

"Your decision to not include Boise Cascade's Building Materials operations on your list of top wholesale operations is inconsistent and misleading to a wide variety of audiences. Your reasoning for our deletion was apparently based on the fact that Boise Cascade is both a wholesaler of a broad line of building materials and a manufacturer of wood products. Clearly we do not understand this reasoning after having been on the list for decades. In addition, this reasoning seems to be inconsistently applied, given that other distributors on the list fit a similar profile.

“While the exclusion will in no way hinder our goal of providing our customers with the broadest product line available and the best service possible, we clearly want our customer and vendor partners to understand that your exclusion in no way diminishes our capacity and commitment to them. We are, and will continue to be, a dynamic and growing part of our great industry.”
— Nick Stokes
Senior VP
Boise Building Materials Distribution

HCN Responds: The decision to remove from the Top 100 Distributors Scoreboard companies like Boise Cascade that combine manufacturing with distribution is being reviewed.