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YBC to Acquire APM

Your Building Centers (YBC) announced it will acquire Allensville Planing Mill (APM) in 2022. YBC employs around 375 people, was the nation’s 55th largest lumber building supply company in the country in 2020 and is the largest Pennsylvania employee-owned lumber and building material supplier.

“We are looking forward to working with Joe Westover, Rob Morris and the APM team to assure a smooth transition over the next several months,” says Rich Lender, president and CEO of YBC. “Closing is expected around the end of the first quarter of next year.”

APM was started in 1959 by Karl Westover and has been part of the central Pennsylvania business community for over 60 years. The organization has three True Value® hardware and building supplies stores and manufactures roof trusses, wall panels and floor trusses.

“We are grateful for all those who have helped APM throughout the last 60 years—past and present APM team members, vendors and suppliers and loyal customers,” says Joe Westover, president of APM. “I believe that the future for APM has never been stronger.”

Westover says that YBC and APM are a great fit with their similar values and is pleased with the growth in career opportunities for current APM employees. Rob Morris, APM CEO, looks forward to working with YBC and the APM Team, knowing that the new resources will only help to grow the APM business. APM and YBC have similar goals, culture and values in their respective markets, allowing for a continued commitment to providing exceptional products to customers.

“We are grateful to our customers, vendors and suppliers,” says Morris. “This acquisition will continue to strengthen those relationships.”

YBC and its predecessor companies have been in business since the early 1900s. YBC is a Pennsylvania company currently operating 17 convenient locations throughout central Pennsylvania. YBC serves contractors, builders, remodelers and DIYer’s with top quality brand name building products that they know and trust.

About Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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