• May 22, 2013

    Drexel Building Supply, Brookfield, Wis., was named one of the nation’s top workplaces by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  • Star Lumber, Wichita, Kan., is pairing with material supplier DalTile to donate clothing, food, and water to the Red Cross in Moore, Okla.
  • GBS Building Supply, Greenville, S.C., partnered with Clemson University’s School of Architecture and Carolina AAC on a net-zero energy home in Liberty, S.C.
  • Cedar Creek bought out investor Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners at its Springfield, Mo., location to become the facility’s sole owner.
  • Ferguson now sells Dallas-based Coyote Outdoor Living’s products at its showrooms in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Coyote also added the following distributors: Purcell Murray, Brisbane, Calif.; Meadow Creek Sales, Denver; Milestone Distributors, Houston; and Pinnacle, Haines City, Fla.
  • Interfor will acquire Keadle Lumber Enterprises, Thomaston, Ga.
  • Manufacturers Reserve Supply, which distributes roofing, siding, trim, and decking in New England, is increasing its warehouse capacity by 30%.
  • The Southern Forest Products Association put its 12 abbreviated span tables for visual-, MSR-, and MEL-grades on a four-page, foldable, laminated card.

May 15, 2013

  • ABC Supply is among 32 companies to receive the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award.
  • Building-products manufacturer Ply Gem announced May 13 that it is filing for an IPO valuing up to $1.3 billion.
  • The Misura Group added Carly Krueger as executive recruiter and Judy Greenwood as office manager.
  • Thermal Industries named Mark Kunkle as Midwest territory sales manager for northern Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana.
  • Sure Drive acquired the patents and manufacturing rights from Ty-Lan Enterprises for its complete line of hidden deck fasteners.
  • Masonry-product maker CalStar Products added a second shift to its production facility in Racine, Wis., creating 17 new jobs in the region.
  • Starborn hired Gary Maulin as western states territory manager.
  • May 8, 2013

    Georgia-Pacific partnered with software developer Calculated Structural Designs to launch its FASTSuite platform for designing roof and floor systems.

  • Weyerhaeuser added Adrian M. Blocker as vice president of its lumber business.
  • Idaho Timber, Boise, Idaho, purchased a Southern yellow pine sawmill in Coushatta, Ala., closed since 2008.
  • Lee Holt was named wood-products marketing specialist at Emerson Bearing, Boston.
  • Southern Pine Inspection Bureau president Jim Loy died May 4. He was 65.
  • Maine Governor Paul LePage gave Lapointe (Maine) Lumber his office’s Award for Business Excellence.
  • Deceuninck partnered with Hood Distribution/McQuesten Group to distribute its Clubhouse brand of PVC decking and railing in New England.
  • The International Residential Code committee approved The Association of Millwork Distributors’recommended code change to ANSI/AMD 100: Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies office launched the Better Buildings Residential Network to coordinate among residential and commercial builders, developers, and clients to promote pickup of energy-efficient upgrades.
  • APA-The Engineered Wood Association awarded 23 wood-production facilities for top health and safety performance in 2012. Among them were “Safest Company” winner L.P. Building Products andCanfor’s Peace Valley, Fort. St. John, British Columbia, joint venture mill and “Innovation in Safety” award winner RoyOMartin in Louisiana.

Openings, Closures and Acquisitions

May 23 to May 29, 2013:

  • Roofing Supply Group added a second location in Hampton Roads, Va.
  • Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders renovated its Dyckesville (Wis.) Building Center.

May 15 to May 22, 2013

  • Roofing Supply Group will open one greenfield location in each of Williamsburg, Va., and Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • ABC Supply opened a 50,000-square-foot lumberyard and showroom in Bergenfield, N.J.
  • Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Centers will open a location in Lewisburg, Tenn., in June.
  • Edward Hines opened its lumberyard and showroom at the former F.E. Wheaton lumberyard in Wheaton, Ill.