Construction Supplier BMC West Closes Perris Plant; 304 layoffs ahead – Press Enterprise

BMC West, a North Carolina-based construction and supply company, closed its Perris plant in February, resulting in 304 layoffs.

The company, which was acquired in January 2021 by Builders FirstSource, alerted the state to the shutdown in a notice sent to the California Employment Development Department last month.

BMC human resources director Chris Valle said layoffs will take place between February 16 and March 2.

“If an employee has lost his job or has been made temporarily redundant, he may be eligible for unemployment insurance,” Valle said in the EDD opinion.

Representatives from Builders FirstSource could not be reached as to why the Perris operation at 1800 Goetz Road will be closing, or whether any of those workers may be transferred to other company sites.

The merger of the two companies created a company with combined sales of approximately $ 12.8 billion for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2020. Dave Flitman, the former CEO of BMC, has become CEO of Builders FirstSource. Chad Crow, who previously held the most senior position at Builders FirstSource, has since retired, although he remained as a consultant during the transition.

Last week, Builders FirstSource expanded further when it acquired National Lumber, a supplier of building materials in New England.

National Lumber operates 19 facilities and employs more than 700 people in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The company’s sales are expected to reach $ 440 million in 2021.

With the acquisition of National Lumber, Builders FirstSource now operates in 42 states with approximately 580 locations. The company supplies its customers with a variety of products, including roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-assembled doors.

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