Toledo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Distribution is finalizing an agreement to purchase Sacramento, Calif.-based Mordam Distribution, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal is expected to be completed by the e

Toledo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Distribution is finalizing an agreement to purchase Sacramento, Calif.-based Mordam Distribution, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, sources say.

Mordam distributes more than 30 indie labels, including Alternative Tentacles, File 13, Gold Standard Labs and Sympathy for the Record Industry. Lumberjack is currently being distributed by Navarre Entertainment Media in New Hope, Minn.

Both Lumberjack and Mordam declined to comment.

Lumberjack owner Dirk Hemsath also runs Doghouse Records, which recently entered into an agreement with Warner Music Group for the distribution of some of its acts.

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