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Update on North American Lumber

posted Jan 2, 2018, 8:07 AM by Kathy Carr
In July 2017, Mill Street & Co. announced that its subsidiary, the Fastway Group, had entered into a Purchase Agreement to acquire the business operations of North American Lumber. This transaction was not able to be completed. President Martha Konantz would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of North American Lumber for all their hard work and preparation over the last five months.

North American Lum­ber will continue to serve local communities at its 11 locations in North Western Ontario, Mani­toba and Saskat­chewan, providing a broad range of products including lumber, hardware and building materials.

Its strengths include long-term staff with superior product knowledge, a proven and recognized commitment to customer satisfaction, and motivated managers who are closely involved in the communities in which they live and work. For more than 110 years, this has resulted in a broad base of loyal customers and an excellent reputation in all the markets it serves. North American Lumber’s retail locations are supported by a capable team of industry professionals at its Corporate Head Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

President Martha Konantz, the fourth generation of the Konantz family to lead the company, continues to look for a succession plan which will successfully transition the company to new ownership and continue the legacy of this great brand

North American Lumber is announcing to the Community of Car­berry and surrounding area that we are actively pursuing a business or individual to acquire the assets of North American Lumber and to continue operating as a building material supply centre in Carberry. 

It has  been our  privilege to be a member of the business community and we thank  the citizens  for their support. As a family owned company for over 110 years we know and understand how important each and every business is in the communities we serve. It is, however, time for an ownership change, and we sincerely hope there is someone from the area with the desire to keep a lumber yard in Carberry. 

A definitive time line to acquire new ownership has not been determined, although it would be beneficial to have a transaction completed by the early spring to capture the busy summer building season. Please contact 204-942-8121 if you have any questions or are interested in receiving information.