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Fireside buys Woodmansee's

Fireside buys Woodmansee's


Fireside Office Solutions has bought out Woodmansee’s Office Supply.

Woodmansee’s sold a full suite of office supplies and janitorial supplies for more than 100 years in Bismarck, as well as furniture. Fireside got its start in supplies but grew more in furniture over its 38 years in Bismarck, president Chris Whalen said. 

Whalen said that's what made bringing the two locally owned business together a good fit.

Woodmansee's had sold its building earlier in the year. Now all operations are out of Fireside's 1713 E. Bismarck Expressway location. The Woodmansee's name will be maintained for the time being but be slowly phased out.

Whalen said his company is committed to making this a smooth transition and several Woodmansee Office Supply staff members will stay on with the Fireside Office Solutions team.

“Woodmansee’s has a rich heritage of providing quality products and services,” Whalen said in a statement. “At Fireside, we commit to not only continuing to deliver high-quality service, but to enhance it by servicing your technology, furniture and office supply needs all from one company. We are confident that your business solutions experience will only be enhanced.”

The acquisition was finalized on April 4.

Lignite Energy Council celebrates office remodel

The Lignite Energy Council, a trade organization for North Dakota’s coal industry, has complete an office remodel.

On April 19, 2017, a car crashed into the building’s southeast corner causing substantial damage. Already having to make repairs, the organization decided to expand office space on the upper level and extend the kitchen area of the conference room on the lower level.

Andeavor opening new office

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The company said in a statement that the building will also be a “hub between what has traditionally been viewed as North Dakota’s ‘western’ and ‘eastern’ focuses in oil manufacturing."

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