Natchez-based company purchases Mich. stores

Published 12:04 am Sunday, June 7, 2015

NATCHEZ – Central Network Retail Group, LLC announced last week the acquisition of LumberJack Building Centers, Inc. of Algonac, Mich.. The transaction was completed June 1. LumberJack operates five home center stores in the Lake St. Clair area northeast of Detroit. The company was founded in 1964 by Gordon Birgbauer, Jr. who died in August 2014. The stores sell a full assortment of lumber, hardware, plumbing, electrical, tools, paint, and lawn and garden supplies servingdo-it-yourself and professional customers.

“We are excited about the addition of LumberJack as a new brand and geography for CNRG,” said Jimmy R. Smith of Natchez, chairman of CNRG.

CNRG President Boyden Moore said LumberJack is a great brand in Michigan with which the company looks forward to expanding and reaching more customers.

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“Gordon’s passion for his customers and employees was evident in our initial conversations and CNRG is grateful to have the opportunity to carry his legacy forward,” Moore said. “This is a great example of the how CNRG can fulfill a need for business owners seeking a transition of ownership.”