BlueLinx Holdings is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the largest domestic wholesaler of construction products.
The Georgia-Pacific Company’s distribution department began operations in 1954 and it has 13 warehouses. In the next 40 years, it quickly grew into a department with more than 130 warehouses and provided customers with a wealth of products.
In May 2004, Cerberus Capital Management and a group of senior staff purchased the assets of the Georgia-Pacific Company’s distribution division and formed BlueLinx. The company then began an initial public offering and became a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
As of December 31, 2011, BlueLinx has more than 750 suppliers, approximately 10,000 products, and more than 11,500 customers, including distributors, industrial manufacturers, housing manufacturers and home improvement retailers. The company’s distribution business is mainly in Atlanta and Denver, where there are about 55 distribution center network sales centers.
BlueLinx’s New York Stock Exchange symbol is BXC, and it had 1,860 employees in December 2011. In 2011, the company’s revenue was 1.755 billion US dollars, operating income was 8.27 million US dollars, net income was 38.567 million US dollars, total assets were 503.9 million US dollars, and total equity was 8.374 million US dollars.
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