IOWA CITY

Alexander Lumber opens new lumberyard in Iowa City Industrial Park

An aerial view of Alexander Lumber’s new building materials facility in Iowa City. (Courtesy of Alexander Lumber Co.)
An aerial view of Alexander Lumber’s new building materials facility in Iowa City. (Courtesy of Alexander Lumber Co.)
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The start of the month also represented the beginning for an Aurora, Ill., company’s lumberyard in Iowa City.

Alexander Lumber on July 1 began working out of its new yard — consisting of a retail sales facility, warehouse and large lumber shed — on 11 acres at 4340 420th St. in the Iowa City Industrial Park.

The company, which operates 12 yards across Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, moved into Iowa City in 2016 with its purchase of Nagle Lumber, which opened in 1922. Alexander Lumber also opened Answers by Alexander, its interiors showroom and design center, at 1534 S. Gilbert St. Suite 400 in 2017.

“We’re proud to be part of the growth that our community is experiencing,” Brian Ahrendsen, the company’s Iowa City general manager, said in a news release Monday. “Our employees all are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge about building materials, and we will consult with our customers to ensure they get the best products for their projects. We can provide any of the products needed for any building or remodeling project, big or small.”

Alexander Lumber is scheduled to hold a vendor fair for local builders, contractors and professional remodelers July 19, as well as a public grand opening with a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20.

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