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February 21, 2013

Las Vegas — In the not-too-distant future, 84 Lumber sees itself giving its potential customers two bids — one regular bid, and one bid consisting exclusively of American-made products.

When it happens, builders may be surprised at the similarity in total costs, according to Jeff Nobers, VP marketing for the Eighty Four, Pa.-based pro dealer.

The all-American bid system is one of the ideas stemming from 84 Lumber's new initiative to encourage builders and consumers to buy American when building — called "We Build American."

January 24, 2013

Las Vegas -- Pro dealer 84 Lumber is launching a new program aimed at encouraging builders and consumers to consider constructing homes with materials sourced in the United States.

Las Vegas -- Pro dealer 84 Lumber is launching a new program aimed at encouraging builders and consumers to consider constructing homes with materials sourced in the United States. Called “We Build American,” the initiative was announced Jan. 23 at the International Builders' Show here.

June 29, 2011

Pro dealer 84 Lumber is testing a consumer-oriented prototype at its corporate headquarters in Eighty Four, Pa., a format that it hopes to roll out to rural markets underserved by big boxes. 

June 20, 2011

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the market dynamics of the Pittsburgh area are enticing ProBuild into western Pennsylvania. 

March 10, 2011

After a review of its stores and their local markets, 84 Lumber closed 10 locations throughout the United States on March 7. They are Farmingdale, N.J.; Karns, Tenn.; Ft. Pierce, Deland, and Brooksville, Fla.; Winder, Ga.; Anderson, S.C.; Springfield, Mo.; Tulsa, Okla.; and South Haven, Miss.

October 21, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has closed 20 stores in 13 states this week...

September 29, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer is supplying and installing metal studs and trusses in...

April 7, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has consolidated locations and exited markets in a reorganization...

February 3, 2008

The country’s largest privately owned LBM chain experienced a 24 percent drop in sales last...

December 3, 2007

84 Lumber said it is cutting about 40 positions at its headquarters due to...

October 17, 2007

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has shut down two lumberyards outside of Minneapolis, its...