Gillfor Distribution buys AFA Forest Products

Gillfor Distribution Inc. has announced its acquisition of AFA Forest Products Inc. AFA is an LBM distributor headquartered in Bolton, Ont., which owns and operates 13 distribution facilities, serving the entire Canadian retail home improvement market.

Gillfor is the parent company of OWL Distribution, McIlveen Lumber Industries, Brunswick Valley Distribution, and Brown & Rutherford Co. Gillfor says it will operate AFA “in parallel until a full operational assessment is completed and a seamless integration can be executed.”

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