Blue Wolf’s successful investments and relationships with operators, unions, and experts across the forest and building products supply chain gives us unique insights into value creation in the industry.

Since 2007, when we acquired Finch Paper Company, Blue Wolf has developed significant experience investing in pulp, paper, lumber and other forest products. Following the investment in Finch, we acquired Northern Resources Nova Scotia (pulp and timber), Suwannee Lumber Company (lumber), Caddo River Forest Products (lumber), and The Mulch and Soil Company (mulch and soils) and Twin Rivers Paper Company (pulp, paper and lumber). Following the housing crash in 2009, we followed this value stream into building products with investments in American Builders Supply (building products distribution), Snappy Air Distribution Products (HVAC systems), and Novo Building Products (building products distribution). The rebound in U.S. home building is rapidly changing the forest and building products landscape and is serving as a catalyst for transactions. The impact of the forest products industry on the land and environment creates opportunities for our companies to differentiate themselves, with a goal of exceptional management of environmental issues. Our core values of continuous improvement and respect for our workforce allow us to operate productive and safe workplaces, in sectors where that commitment is truly a competitive advantage. Our existing platforms are seeking to grow by acquisition, and we actively evaluate new platforms throughout the value chain.

Forest & Building Products Companies

Case Studies

Forest & Building Products

American Builders Supply

Blue Wolf’s capital and M&A expertise helped Florida’s largest independent distributor of windows, doors and trusses survive a housing market collapse and expand its operation to new locations around the state.

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Caddo River Forest Products

Blue Wolf’s operational and management expertise, plus a willingness to take on complex issues enabled our work reigniting a local mill and the surrounding job market, transforming a struggling business to a leader in the housing industry.

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Northern Resources

Blue Wolf’s leadership and management expertise allowed Northern Resources Nova Scotia to operate at full capacity during a market downturn, eventually expanding their operation through the acquisition of 450,000 acres of timberland through a unique public-private partnership.

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Suwannee Lumber Company

Blue Wolf’s operational insight and experience with environmental issues enabled us to take Suwannee Lumber Company from a solid family business to a robust participant in the national housing industry.

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Twin Rivers Paper Company

Blue Wolf’s operational and managerial expertise enabled us to orchestrate a complex, multi-pronged solution to help turn Twin Rivers Paper Company into a stable rural employer with a global product reach.

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