US LBM, a national distributor of specialty building materials, announced last Friday it had purchased Automated Products, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of structural building components based in Marshfield, Wis. 

In a July 5 news release, US LBM said that API, founded in 1964, manufactures roof trusses, floor trusses, wall panels and floor panels for commercial and residential builders throughout Wisconsin and the Minnesota-St. Paul, Minn. metropolitan area from its “state-of-the-art facility.” Sean Kelly and John Dees will continue to lead API's day-to-day operations.

"The team at API shares US LBM's commitment to innovation and leveraging technology, which allows them to deliver superior value for residential and commercial builders throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest," said US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson. 

"The addition of API expands US LBM's already-strong structural component manufacturing capabilities and further enhances our support for customers across the Midwest," he added.

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