Roark Capital Group and Wood Structures Inc. Acquire Weyerhaeuser's Boston Wood Products Distribution Center

Expands Wood Structures' engineered wood products distribution in New


Dec 11, 2007, 00:00 ET from Roark Capital Group

    ATLANTA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based
 private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's
 Distribution Center ("WDC"), located south of Boston in Assonet, Mass. WDC
 is a wholesale distributor of building products, with a specialization in
 engineered wood products. Weyerhaeuser's engineered wood products line,
 iLevel, is the market leader in product engineering, design, and
     "We are proud to add Weyerhaeuser's top-rated iLevel product line to
 our offering," said Frank Paul, CEO of Wood Structures. "We look forward to
 providing ongoing exceptional service to customers of WDC and Wood
     The operations of WDC have been acquired by a subsidiary of Wood
 Structures, Inc., a company owned by affiliates of Roark Capital. Based in
 Biddeford, Maine, Wood Structures is a manufacturer and designer of
 manufactured wood products, including roof trusses, floor trusses and wall
 panels, and distributor of engineered wood products, which are used in
 residential and commercial buildings.
     "WDC is very complimentary to Wood Structures," said Lawrence J.
 DeAngelo, Managing Director at Roark. "This distribution center will allow
 Wood Structures to extend its geographical reach beyond its core markets
 into Western Massachusetts, Vermont, and Eastern New York. The acquisition
 will also play a significant role in our growth strategy."
     About Roark Capital Group
     Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that
 specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive
 growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1.0 billion.
 Specific areas of focus include franchise, direct marketing, and financial
 services. The firm has more than $1.5 billion of equity capital under
 management. For more information, visit .
     About Wood Structures
     Headquartered in Biddeford, Maine, Wood Structures, Inc. is New
 England's leading wood truss manufacturer and distributor of engineered
 wood products. Wood Structures supplies roof and floor trusses, engineered
 wood products, wall panels, and related structural elements exclusively
 through lumber dealers in the Northeast. For more information, visit .
     About WDC
     Based in Assonet, Mass., WDC is a wholesale distributor of building
 products, including engineered wood products, cedar, OSB, and
 plywood/panels. WDC is the exclusive distributor of Weyerhaeuser's industry
 leading iLevel product line in the New England market. For more
 information, visit .
Contact: Kathy Potaniec Fishman Public Relations 847-945-1300, ext. 259

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