CHESTERFIELD, MO - April 12, 2016 - MiTek® announced today that it has been named “2015 Vendor of the Year” by Carter Lumber. Carter Lumber is widely regarded among the most-admired companies in the lumber and building materials sector. The Company ranks #13 on the ProSales 100 list of the largest lumber and building material retailers, with 146 locations in 12 states, 3,100 employees, and $1.15 billion in 2015 revenue.
“While a lot has changed in our industry over the last ten years, one thing that has remained constant is the importance of having strong, trusted partners when you go to market. MiTek saw the opportunity in Carter Lumber early on and dived in headfirst, an act that has had a profound and positive impact on both companies. It is because of this unwavering commitment that MiTek was our 2015 Vendor of the Year,” said Jeff Donley, President and COO of Carter Lumber.
“As we continue our growth, we often find ourselves in situations where the status quo doesn't cut it any longer. As a result, it is important for us to align ourselves with partners like MiTek who can offer us flexibility, resources and the lateral thinking required to keep pace,” added Adam Lombard, Vice President of Product Management for Carter Lumber.
The MiTek relationship with Carter now includes not only the core component manufacturing partnership, but also the offering through its Builder Products division. The products and software now available to Carter include MiTek's full range of building products and brands assembled after a remarkable series of acquisitions. These product brands include USP® Structural Connectors, the Z4 Tie-Down System, and the Hardy Frame® Shear Wall System. Learn more: www.MiTekBuilderProducts.com
“Just to count Carter Lumber as one of our customers has been an honor at MiTek. So, the fact that Carter has named us '2015 Vendor of the Year' is all the more humbling. I know I speak for our entire team when I say that we couldn't be more pleased with this award. Equally important is that we have been entrusted as a key trade partner,” said Tom Mort, MiTek Builder Products' Senior VP for Sales and Marketing.
About Carter Lumber
Headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Carter Lumber is one of the nation's largest building materials suppliers. The privately-held, family-owned company was opened in 1932 and now has 146 locations across 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Learn more: www.CarterLumber.com.
MiTek is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries' passion for its associates' well- being and its customers' success is the company's hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: brk-a, NYSE: brk-b) since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: www.MiTekBuilderProducts.com, www.MiTek-us.com/ and www.Mii.com.
John D. Wagner