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Edward Hines to Open Showroom at Vacant Wheaton Lumberyard

Building supply center and showroom to open at vacant Wheaton lumberyard at 703 W. Wesley St.

Edward Hines Lumber, a subsidiary of US LBM Holdings, on Friday announced an agreement to lease the former site of Franklin Emery (F.E.) Wheaton Lumberyard, 703 W. Wesley St., where they will open a full-service building supply center and showroom, with a Grand Opening slated for May 2013.

The property located at 703 W. Wesley in downtown Wheaton, has been vacant since F.E. Wheaton closed its doors in 2010. The new lumberyard will be managed by former F.E. Wheaton General Manager of 28 years, Pat Briody.

“This new site will benefit the Wheaton area by redeveloping a longstanding property in our community, bring new tax revenue back to the city, as well as offer 20 new employment opportunities,” Briody said in a statement. “I am looking forward to servicing local home builders and contractors again from this location.”

Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk also expressed enthusiasm for the deal in a statement.

“The addition of Edward Hines Lumber is fantastic both for Wheaton and the surrounding area,” he said. “It’s a perfect fit. That site has been a lumber company since the late 19th century, and now it’s going to return to a new useful life here in our community.”

In addition to providing a full range of lumber and building materials, the Edward Hines Wheaton Location will have a window, door and cabinetry showroom and design center.

Edward Hines also operates building supply centers in Hampshire and Alsip, a Millwork facility in Kirkland, and a Window, Door and Cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove.

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Founded in 1892, Edward Hines Lumber is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The company operates locations servicing home builders and professional remodelers throughout the state of Illinois, lower Wisconsin and Northern Indiana. www.hineslumber.comUS LBM is a collection of leading building material distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in eight states with more than 40 locations. Implementing the philosophy of local management and leadership, US LBM capitalizes on the premier reputation and local customer relationships that each operation is known for in its market. US LBM is owned by private equity firm BlackEagle Partners and is recognized as one of the fastest growing suppliers of building products in the U.S. www.uslbm.com.

Courtesy of a press release from Edward Hines.

Gregg Slapak February 15, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Good news as we have been learning from city hall insiders over the past month. Here is the official word from Edward Hines http://www.hineslumber.com/
James Stein February 16, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Open without a union I bet
James Stein April 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM
where's the teamsters union now

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