• L&W Supply found a creative way to tell its company story and outline its value proposition in 3 minutes. Watch the video

  • The American Wood Council led a team of industry representatives to publish a guide to cross-laminated timber in the U.S. Download it for free at www.masstimber.com.
  • The Western Building Materials Association (WBMA) named the following executive offices: president: Bill Mackie, Madison Lumber and Hardware, Ketchikan, Alaska; first vice president: Mike Werner, Builders Alliance, Bellingham, Wash.; second vice president, Steve Kerr, Kerr Ace Hardware Home Center, Brookings, Ore.; and immediate past president: Ed Waite, ProBuild, Olympia, Wash.
  • The WBMA also named Roger Fouts, Withers Lumber, Woodburn, Ore., as its 2013 dealer of the year and Tom Stumpf, Western Wood Preserving, Sumner, Wash., as its supplier of the year.
  • Building-material distributor Norandex named Glenn Knowlton—formerly VP of sales and marketing at the SaintGobain subsidiary’s sister abrasives firm—as its new president and CEO.
  • Wisconsin Building Supply (WBS) promoted Dan LaCombe to manager of its Green Bay, Wis., yard. Terry Smith was promoted to senior lean operations manager for WBS parent USLBM.
  • 84 Lumber announced that manufacturer James Hardie joined its made-in-American initiative.
  • The structures of a shuttered Ohio lumberyard will be demolished after being severely damaged by a fire, ruled arson, in December. Local organizations were planning to restore the historic canal-era yard’s buildings.
  • Snavely Forest Products hired the following individuals to its Baltimore division: Christine Zizzamia, customer service; Christopher Keller, customer service; Greg Fookes, product line specialist. 
  • Andersen Windows announced it has stopped production of its Narroline window product.
  • ProVia’s vice president of operations, Ed Mullet, retired after 16 years in the position. The following were promoted: Keith Yutzy, vice president of operations; Craig Mullet, vice president of corporate care; Brent Mullet, vice president of information technology; Freddie Miller, supply chain vice president.