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Castle Welcomes Newest Member Location in Atlantic Canada

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle is pleased to announce their newest member is located in the Atlantic Canada region of Labrador.

B W Powell is located in Charlottetown, Labrador, a town said to be founded by none-other than Benjamin Powell himself in the early 1940’s. Benjamin Powell, known to most as “Trapper Ben”, and founder of B W Powell in 1946, has a rich and colorful history and was essentially the architect of this small Atlantic community. The business started out as one of the first sawmills in Labrador producing up to a million board feet of lumber in a single year with very limited resources.

“Our business model is stronger than ever and continues to attract new members from all across Canada. New growth in the region of Atlantic Canada helps to further solidify Castle’s position as the fastest growing Buying Group in the industry.” Ken Jenkins, President, Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

B W Powell expanded over the years and has evolved into a full supply general store providing many other necessities to the community. The new Castle location serves a vital function in Charlottetown as it is not only the lumber, building materials and hardware source but also supplies residents with fuel and serves as the local Canada Post office.

Ben’s son Irving Powell took over ownership of the business in 1992 along with his sister Marie. The decision to become part of the Castle group was prompted by the need to grow the business by having more buying power and becoming more profitable.

“I partnered with Castle because it was the one buying group that would allow me to grow in the in the frontier of Labrador the way my father Ben had envisioned. We want to do it “our” way and Castle will make this possible.” Irving Powell, Owner, B W Powell

Castle would like to welcome the B W Powell to the Castle Building Centres family.

About Castle Building Centres Group

Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. is a Canadian member-owned, Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware buying group committed to the success of the independent.

Our commitment is to drive this success to over 300 Castle member locations and is achieved through unwavering Transparency, Freedom and Profitability.

Our business model focuses on accountability to our membership, member freedom of choice, and a commitment to their success, growth and profitability through strategic partnerships with key vendor partners and a winning hardware distribution solution.

Jennifer Mercieca Director of Communications
T 905.564.3307 x 220
Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. 100 Milverton Drive, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L5R 4H1