Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA 02 April 2014 -- Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) today announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased certain assets of High Level Components, LLC, a building component manufacturer based in Locust, N.C. The transaction closed on March 31, 2014.
High Level will join Universal's UFP Mid-Atlantic subsidiary, a component manufacturer with locations in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. The acquisition will expand Universal's capacity in the region and allow the company to serve customers in the Charlotte, N.C., market, where it currently doesn't have a significant presence.
"As we have assessed opportunities for growth and a stable business climate, the greater Charlotte market has been an attractive target, and the capabilities, assets and opportunities presented by High Level Components provide a strong fit for our needs and objectives," said Universal Forest Products CEO Matthew J. Missad.
"The great people of High Level will be a welcome addition to our team," Missad added. "We look forward to enhancing their position as a manufacturer of choice in their market, and to serving existing and future customers with the quality and reliability they've grown to expect from us."
High Level Components Plant Manager Corey Misenheimer will lead the new company as General Manager of Operations.
UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that design, manufacture and market wood and wood-alternative products for building materials retailers and wholesalers, structural lumber and other products for the manufactured housing and residential construction markets, and specialty wood packaging and components and packing materials for various industries. It has subsidiaries that provide framing services for the residential construction market in some parts of the country; that manufacture and market products used for concrete construction; and that offer lawn and garden products, such as trellises and arches, to retailers nationwide. Its consumer products operations offer a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice. Founded in 1955, Universal Forest Products is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. Its subsidiaries operate facilities throughout North America. For more about Universal, go to www.ufpi.com.
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