GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — UFP Industries has acquired T&R Lumber Company and its affiliates, Sullivan & Mann and Kelmar Creations. Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, T&R manufactures and distributes a range of products used primarily by nurseries, including plastic growing containers, pots and trays; wooden stakes; trellises; tree boxes; shipping racks; and other nursery supplies. The company had approximately $31 million in sales in 2019 and will become an affiliate of the UFP Industrial business segment. Phil Guardia, president of T&R, will continue to run the company.
“From the first meeting, we knew UFP Industries was a perfect fit for us, with the right team for our company and mutual goals,” said Guardia. “Their family culture and team approach are exactly how we have operated our companies. We can now expand our regional success across UFP’s national footprint.”
“We’re excited by this opportunity. T&R has a strong leadership team and solid track record of growth with new and existing products,” said Scott Worthington, president of the UFP Industrial business segment. “We look forward to harnessing their expertise to grow our agricultural product offerings and customer base at UFP affiliates across the country.”
“Our new organizational structure is creating more opportunity to focus on new products and individual markets, and the addition of T&R allows us to continue to expand our portfolio of value-added offerings to agricultural customers,” said UFP Industries CEO Matthew J. Missad. “We welcome T&R to our dynamic and growing team!”
UFP Industries is a holding company whose subsidiaries supply wood, wood composite and other products to three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.