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Edwardsville-based RP Lumber acquires Sparta business
[Aug 8, 2023]

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. has acquired Wright Building Center in Sparta, a long-time industry presence in Southwestern Illinois.

¡°For 39 years, Wright Building Center has served the citizens of the Randolph County area, and we are thrilled to have their team join the R.P. Lumber family,¡± said Robert Plummer, president and CEO of R.P. Lumber. ¡°We have been industry friends and competitors for many years, so it is exciting to add this great location to our footprint in Illinois."

Plummer said the new store helps R.P. Lumber bridge a gap between several of its existing locations while better serving its Southwestern Illinois customers.

"Sparta is a great community, and Randolph County is a great place to do business," he said. "We¡¯ve sought an opportunity in the area for several years, so working out a deal with an anchor in the community like Wright Building Center was a great solution."