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Alexander Lumber Opens a Brand-New Lumberyard in Iowa City

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Alexander Lumber Co. announces the opening of its new lumberyard in Iowa City, Iowa. The company has built a state-of-the-art building materials facility to better serve the area’s industry professionals.

According to Alexander Lumber President and CEO Russ Kathrein, “Opening a new lumberyard is exciting for the company. We shifted our brand strategy in early 2019, and the new Iowa City location represents what we can do as a more nimble, pro-focused organization. As a company, we have been helping build communities for 128 years, and we’re pleased to be able to do the same in the greater Iowa City area. ”

Located at 4340 420th Street, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240, Alexander Lumber’s new lumberyard features a new retail sales facility, as well as a warehouse and large lumber shed. The lumberyard officially opened for business on Monday, July 1, and is already serving its customers.

“We’re proud to be part of the growth that our community is experiencing,” says Alexander Lumber Iowa City General Manager Brian Ahrendsen. “Our employees all are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge about building materials, and we will consult with our customers to ensure they get the best products for their projects. We can provide any of the products needed for any building or remodeling project, big or small.”

Alexander Lumber has had a presence in Iowa City since 2016, when the company acquired Nagle Lumber. It subsequently opened Answers By Alexander, its interiors showroom and design center, in Iowa City in 2017. Now, the company is celebrating the grand opening of its newest lumberyard in mid-July, with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening, July 18. On Friday afternoon, July 19, there will be events, including a vendor fair, for local builders, contractors, professional remodelers, and others in the building materials industry. The public grand opening takes place on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the community is invited to attend a family-friendly summer cookout in celebration of the new yard.

About Alexander Lumber

A family-owned organization, Alexander Lumber Co. has been active in the lumber industry since 1891; the company has been helping build communities for more than 125 years. With a dozen locations, including two truss plants, across Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa, Alexander Lumber offers general contractors, custom builders, professional remodelers, and project-minded consumers a wide selection of high-quality materials and supplies, including lumber, decking, cabinetry, windows, siding, doors, and much more, to complete building projects of any size. Learn more about our legacy at


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Source: Alexander Lumber Co.