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84 Lumber plans future expansion efforts

84 Lumber plans future expansion efforts

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84 Lumber Company, the nation’s leading privately-held building materials supplier, announced today the company has entered into a new 7-year $310 million Senior Secured Term Loan B Facility and 5-year $400 million Asset Based Revolving Credit Facility. The proceeds will be used to refinance the $307.5 million outstanding Term Loan B and $400 million ABL Revolver. In addition to extending the maturities, the Term Loan B reduced pricing by 100 basis points to LIBOR plus 425 basis points. As a result of the refinancing, the company now has no debt maturities prior to 2024. Wells Fargo Securities and PNC Capital Markets served as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners on the transaction.
Since the company’s initial term loan facility in 2016, 84 Lumber has executed on its strategy and significantly outperformed the market. 84 Lumber’s financial performance and modest leverage position the company to execute on its expansion plans for the future. Under the leadership of Maggie Hardy Knox, the company will focus on increasing productivity through information technology systems and processes. 84 Lumber believes this capital structure will continue to provide management with the operational flexibility to grow while also taking advantage of the housing market.
“I’m immensely proud of the performance of our company over the last three years. Our capital structure will continue to provide us the flexibility to opportunistically expand and build on our current and future successes. We have the right people and the necessary resources in place to take our company to the next level,” said Maggie Hardy Knox, president of 84 Lumber.
“We continuously evaluate opportunistic transactions that not only lower our interest expense, but strengthen our balance sheet and improve cash flows. The new term loan facility will reduce our future annual cash interest by approximately $3 million, as well as extend our debt maturity profile,” continued Hardy Knox.
84 Lumber’s sales rose to $3.86 billion in 2018, posting another year-over-year increase and extending a steady upward trend over the last 5 years. The company’s revenues were $2.86 billion and $3.3 billion in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
With nearly 250 locations and 5,600 associates nationwide, 84 Lumber is on pace to surpass revenue records in the coming years.
“We are taking this industry by storm. The future is bright at 84 Lumber and I will always support our hard-working and dedicated associates by investing in them and the company,” said Hardy Knox.
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates approximately 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 states. 84 Lumber also offers turnkey installation services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified national women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Knox, 84 Lumber was named by Forbes as one of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2019. For more information, visit 84lumber.com.

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