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Mar

Building materials supplier enters market – Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

A distributor of building materials has entered the West Michigan market.

Amerhart opened a warehouse this month in Grand Rapids, at 1655 Steele Ave. SW.

Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Amerhart also has a facility in Traverse City.

Amerhart supplies lumberyard and industrial customers with a range of products and offers training and support.

Limited to wholesale purposes and delivered via semi-trucks, targeted customers of Amerhart include manufacturers of cabinets, furniture and fixtures as well as fabricators, said Amerhart Marketing Manager Chad Warpinski.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring our legacy of serving the building industry to the Grand Rapids area,” Amerhart President and CEO Mark Kasper said.

Amerhart, founded in 1940, has more than 300 employees in nine locations across Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Michigan.

Materials sold by Amerhart include Columbia Forest Products PureBond Hardwood Plywood, Pluswood Thermofused Laminate Panels and Louisiana Pacific Engineered Wood.

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