BlueLinx is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,600 people and 75 in Frederick County, BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. Established in 1954 as Georgia-Pacific Coporation, the company became BlueLinx in 2004.
What do you foresee for your business and/or the economy in 2018?
We focus mostly on the residential building market and hope to continue to see it improve in 2018 as it did 2017. Our goal is to continue to strive to bring innovative products to market along with the commodities and services our customers have come to expect.
What would surprise people about your business?
That we are more than just a distribution company, we offer many other services to both suppliers and customers. Pull through sales, back hauling, reloads, and customer training are just a few of the services we provide to our customers and suppliers.
Why did you choose Frederick County as a business location?
Access to railways and large land acreage as our Frederick facility is one of the largest we built for distribution.
What is keeping your business in Frederick County?
Logistic efficiency is one of the main reasons we stay in Frederick County as we have easy access to Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania, which are some of the major markets we service with this location.
About Frederick’s Top 50
Frederick’s Top 50 for 2018 marks an inaugural list of businesses who have the largest potential to contribute to Frederick County’s vibrant economy. The metrics-driven list was created by OED with assistance from Hood College, using research from InfoUSA, tax records, CoStar and internal data collection. Data was analyzed using a weighted scoring system in the following areas: Number of Employees in Frederick County, Annual Property Taxes Paid, Square Footage Occupied in Frederick County, Location Sales Volume and Year Established.