Carter Lumber Expands in Southeast U.S.

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Carter LumberA Kent, Ohio building materials dealer is making plans for new stores in Georgia and North Carolina.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Carter Lumber’s fourth location in the Atlanta area will be in Powder Springs, Ga., about 20 miles west of Atlanta. President and CEO Jeff Donley said that the Powder Springs location will be a full-service lumberyard serving Atlanta’s northwestern corridor market. General Manager Brian Chandler will oversee operations in Powder Springs along with the rest of the Atlanta market.

Back in April, Carter Lumber announced that it was expanding into Tennessee. The Knoxville location is on a centrally located 10-acre facility six miles from downtown and is focused exclusively on professional builder customers.

Lexington, N.C. will be home to the sixth Carter location serving the Charlotte area. It will be a delivery hub for framing components, and by the beginning of March 2016, Carter Lumber expects to start production of trusses, wall panels, engineered wood products and millwork at the site, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. Brandon Kujawski, Charlotte market General Manager, will head this location.

Carter Lumber is one of the nations largest building materials suppliers headquartered in Kent, Ohio. The privately-held, family-owned company was opened in 1932 and now has 142 locations across 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

James Anderson

James Anderson is the managing editor of LBM Journal. He can be reached at or 952.446.7895.