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Your Building Centers to Acquire Allensville Planing Mill

General News

It was announced that Allensville Planing Mill (“APM”) will be acquired by Your Building Centers (“YBC”). Rich Lender, President and CEO of YBC reported, “We are looking forward to working with Joe Westover, Rob Morris, and the APM team to assure a smooth transition over the next several months, closing is expected around the end of the first quarter of next year”. Joe Westover, President of APM, said that YBC and APM are a great fit with their similar values and is pleased with the growth in career opportunities for current APM employees. Rob Morris, APM CEO, looks forward to working with YBC and the APM Team, knowing that the new resources will only help to grow the APM business. APM and YBC have similar goals, culture, and values in their respective markets, allowing for a continued commitment of providing exceptional products to customers. Rob stated this: “We are grateful to our Customers, Vendors, and Suppliers, this acquisition will continue to strengthen those relationships”.

APM began in 1959 by Karl Westover and has been part of the Central PA Business Community for over sixty years. The organization has three True Value® Hardware and Building Supplies Stores and manufactures Roof Trusses, Wall Panels, and Floor Trusses. “We are grateful for all those who have helped APM throughout the last sixty years – past and present APM Team Members, Vendors and Suppliers, and loyal Customers. I believe that future for APM has never been stronger,” said Joe Westover.

About Your Building Centers

Your Building Centers (“YBC”) is a Pennsylvania company currently operating 17 convenient locations throughout central Pennsylvania. YBC serves contractors, builders, remodelers, and do-it-yourselfers with top quality brand name building products that they know and trust. YBC and its predecessor companies have been in business since the early 1900’s. YBC operates the following locations under the Your Building Centers (YBC) name: Altoona, Bedford, DuBois, Everett, Huntingdon, Huntingdon Kitchen and Bath, Lock Haven, Milton, Muncy, Philipsburg, State College, Sunbury and Williamsport. In addition to the 13 YBC branded locations, they operate as Berlin Lumber in Berlin, Klinger Lumber in Elizabethville, Robert G. Miller in Hanover and Palmerton Lumber Company in Palmerton. YBC also owns and operates two manufacturing facilities: Keystone Truss and Manufacturing in Beech Creek and Berlin Lumber Truss in Berlin. All YBC companies are located within the state of Pennsylvania. YBC employs around 375 people, was the nation’s 55th largest lumber building supply company in the country in 2020, and is the largest Pennsylvania employee-owned lumber and building material supplier.


Dean Conrad – Vice President of Purchasing – (814) 946-4578 ext. 2925

Source: Your Building Centers, Inc.