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Boise Cascade Expands Kansas City Presence


         Boise Cascade Company (BCC) announced it will open a new distribution center in the Kansas City metro area.  The facility, located in Lee`s Summit, Missouri, will focus principally on serving customers within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City.  The ten-acre site is located near interstate 470 and is served by the Union Pacific railroad.  The distribution facility is expected to be fully operational by late third quarter.

         Jon Strickler, location manager, commented, "We are excited to be increasing our market presence by offering a wider range of products and enhanced service capability in the local market.  We believe the Kansas City metro market and surrounding areas offer opportunity for growth as the housing market continues to improve and repair and remodel activity increases."

         "Boise Cascade has served the Kansas City market on a limited basis for several years, and we are pleased to strengthen our service and product offering with an in-market location.  We look forward to expanding our business with lumber and building material dealers, home centers, and specialty dealers," stated Nick Stokes, executive vice president of Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution.

About Boise Cascade

         Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products. For more information, please visit our website at www.bc.com.

Investor contact:  Wayne Rancourt, 208-384-6073
Media contact:  John Sahlberg, 208-384-6451

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Source: Boise Cascade Company via GlobeNewswire