MJB Wood Group Inc., based in Irving, Texas, announced plans to expand its distribution and sales locations in the United States with locations in Minnesota, Louisiana, Kentucky and North Carolina.

MJB will be opening distribution branches in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, Louisville, Ky., and Charlotte, N.C., to support its customer base of OEMs by December, 2011. Product offerings will include panel, components and specialty products and will offer a quick ship program of stock items.

“We have had great success with our distribution facility in Elkhart, Ind., and want to duplicate this model to service accounts in the Midwest and Southeast,” said Jeff Messick, MJB’s vice president of sales. MJB’s operation in Simsboro, La., opening in November, 2011 will cater to millwork shops in the South along with retail lumberyards in both full truckload and less than truckload shipments. Products will include hardwood lumber, hardwood plywood, panel products and architectural mouldings.

MJB Tableros Y Maderas, MJB Wood Group’s Mexican subsidiary, is also expanding its Mexican operation with a new distribution facility in Merida, Mexico situated on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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