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84 Lumber joins builders' 'Buy American' effort

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By Sam Spatter
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Eighty-Four Lumber Co. has joined the “Buy American” Initiative.

Executives of the building materials company, based in Eighty-Four, Washington County, announced the effort at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

It will encourage contractors and consumers to build homes with materials obtained in the United States.

“We will create a system where (suppliers) can give builders two bids for building plans: one with American content and the other using foreign-sourced materials,” 84 Lumber spokesman Jeff Nobers said.

Marnie Oursler, president of Marnie Homes of Bethany Beach, Del., who founded We Build American, in promoting the concept.

84 Lumber is planning a prototype store that will showcase the American-made building products, he said.

It is looking at the Baltimore/Washington D.C/Virginia area for the store, and one may later be located in the Pittsburgh area, Nobers said.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or sspatter@tribweb.com.

 

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