New Boise Cascade Distribution Center Opens in Florida

    BOISE, Idaho, March 29 /CNW/ -- Boise Building Materials Distribution
(BBMD), a business unit of Boise Cascade, LLC, today announced the opening of
a new, wholesale building materials distribution center in Milton, Florida, to
serve retail customers along the Gulf Coast from approximately Tallahassee to
New Orleans.
    Construction of the new facility near Pensacola began in October 2006.
The new 80,000-square-foot-facility was built on a 27-acre, rail-served site
in Milton, near Pensacola, which is served by major truck corridors, including
Interstate 10.
    "It's a strong market, particularly considering all the rebuilding needed
after Hurricane Katrina and all the development being done in the Florida
panhandle," said Ken Ponsell, branch manager.  "We are currently stocking and
staffing our facility to meet the needs of all our customers in the trade

    About Boise Building Materials Distribution
    BBMD is a leading national inventory-carrying wholesale distributor of
building materials with 31 distribution branches strategically located across
the United States.  BBMD offers a broad range of products including engineered
wood products, oriented strand board, plywood, lumber, siding, and
general-line items such as framing accessories, composite decking, roofing,
and insulation.  Sales in 2006 were $2,950 million.

    About Boise Cascade
    Boise, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, manufactures engineered wood
products, plywood, lumber, and particleboard and distributes a broad line of
building materials, including wood products manufactured by the company. Boise
also manufactures a wide range of specialty and premium products, including
imaging papers for the office and home and papers for pressure-sensitive
applications, as well as printing and converting papers, containerboard and
corrugated boxes, newsprint, and market pulp.  Visit Boise's website at

For further information:

For further information: Mike Moser of Boise Cascade, LLC, 
+1-208-384-6016, or cell, +1-208-867-4346 Web Site:

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