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HISTORY

1936

July 1936

A.J. Poulin purchases the former Mort Parker Store in Newport Center Village. Part of the site is now the Town Garage. The new warehouse is used to inventory Bull brand and Red Rose Feeds.

1940

September 1940

A.J. Poulin purchases the Fowler Mill in North Troy, Vermont. From this mill, A.J. starts blending and mixing Poulin Feeds. The new mill is also used to store Blue Seal Feeds for sale to local farms.

1940

October 1940

Fifteen year old Gaston Poulin begins working after school at the feed mill.

1954

January 1954

A.J. Poulin decides to retire and turn ownership of Poulin grain over to Gaston Poulin. Gaston continues to manufacture Poulin Feeds and begin to distribute Beacon Feeds along with Blue Seal Feeds.

1961

August 1961

Gaston leads Poulin Grain into the era of bulk feeds. The feed mill is completely rebuilt and updated to handle bulk and bagged feed, and a liquid blending system is installed to add molasses to feeds. The Poulin Feed line is expanded to meet new demands.

1965

March 1965

Gaston expands to hardware and starts to offer a complete line of building supplies. Poulin Grain becomes Poulin Grain & Lumber, Inc.

1970

January 1970

Steve Poulin joins Poulin Grain & Lumber and begins working to expand sales.

1974

September 1974

The Purina Checkerboard Store located in Newport, Vermont is purchased. (This is now the present location of Poulin Grain.)

1974

October 1974

The decision is made to close and tear down the feed mixing system in North Troy after 35 years of manufacturing grain at that site.

1975

January 1975

Poulin Grain & Lumber become two separate companies. Steve and Peter from Poulin Lumber, Inc. purchase the building and lumber inventory in North Troy. Gaston and Jeff retain Poulin Grain, Inc. at its present location in Newport, Vermont. Decision is made to carry Blue Seal Feed exclusively.

1985

1985

Peter Poulin purchases Steve's shares of Poulin Lumber and gains sole ownership of Poulin Lumber, Inc. Peter decides to purchase land and build a new retail lumber store on the Derby Road in Derby, Vermont. This will prove to be the largest location.

1994

1994

Peter decides to purchase the old Greaves Building location in Hardwick, Vermont. This location will complete the circle of coverage in the state of Vermont.

1996

1996

Cory Poulin, Peter's son, comes on board.

1998

1998

Peter Poulin decides to sell part of his business to Cory. Cory is the 4th generation Poulin to maintain the company's strong industry presence.

2002

2002

Cory's brother, Christopher, becomes a partner.

2005

2005

Christopher decides to pursue other interests and Cory purchases all remaining stock, becoming the sole owner of Poulin Lumber, Inc.

2007

2007

Poulin Lumber opens a sales office and showroom in Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

2010

July 2010

Cory acquires the former Lacillade Lumber facility in Williamstown, Vermont. After extensive renovations, Poulin Lumber opens their fourth location on July 16th, bringing a full-service lumberyard, retail store and design showroom to the central Vermont market.

2011

2011

Poulin Lumber expands their Enosburg Falls location to 335 Main Street, tripling their showroom space and hire a skilled sales staff with decades of experience.

2013

2013

The Hardwick location gets a facelift.

2015

October 2015

Cory sells Poulin Lumber, Inc. to Wallboard Supply under US-LBM, LLC. Poulin Lumber becomes Poulin Lumber- US LBM, LLC. Cory remains as President, and the staff all remain in place. The company operates on a more competitive level under this new direction.

2016

June 2016

Poulin Lumber relocates the Enosburg Falls Showroom/Sales Office location to the newly expanded location in Williston, VT. The new location will be WSC Building Materials, specializing in Exterior Products for residential and commercial projects.