Boise Cascade Co. announced it has reached an agreement to purchase Brockway-Smith Co. (BROSCO), a wholesale distributor specializing in doors and millwork. The purchase price for BROSCO, including the acquisition of its two full-scale distribution centers, is $172 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. Officials for Boise Cascade said the company plans to fund the transaction and closing-related expenses from existing cash balances.

BROSCO is a fifth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1890. It operates distribution centers in Hatfield, Mass., and Portland, Maine. In addition to interior and exterior doors, the company’s offerings include mouldings, railings, windows, stair parts and composite products.

“BROSCO is a long-standing industry leader in the Northeast region known for high-capacity manufacturing, quality artisanship and a loyal customer base,” said Jeff Strom, executive vice president, building materials distribution for Boise Cascade. “This acquisition furthers our strategy to expand our millwork business. We are excited to bring this outstanding team on board.”

Boise Cascade currently operates 10 millwork locations in some of the nation’s fastest-growing markets, specializing in exterior and interior doors, frames, hardware, and pre-finishing options.

“Boise Cascade provides BROSCO a unique and exciting opportunity to join a company that is very similar in culture and commitment to customers and associates,” said Charlie Smith, president and CEO of BROSCO. “Boise Cascade is a large and successful organization that will allow all our customers the ability to continue to enjoy the outstanding BROSCO products and service that have been the standard of the Northeast millwork market for over 130 years.”

The transaction is expected to be complete in early fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of antitrust approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976.

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