Mathew Hall Lumber, a St. Cloud, Minn.-based dealer, began operating a wall panel plant last fall.
D. Baker & Son, a lumberyard in Grand Haven, Mich., started construction on its new headquarters in January after its original warehouse collapsed a year ago due to heavy snow on its roof. The new building is expected to be open in March.
Henry Poor Lumber, Lafayette, Ind., opened its new Flooring Express showroom on Nov. 22.
Reading Grain & Lumber reopened in Reading, Kan., in late November after being destroyed by a tornado on May 21.
Builders FirstSource opened a new location in Riviera Beach, Fla., that replaces its old site in West Palm Beach.
Cedar Creek, a wholesaler with 12 locations in 19 states, planned to open around Feb. 1 a new location in Birmingham, Ala.
Meagan McCoy Jones was promoted to vice president of field support at McCoy's Building Supply, San Marcos, Texas. Also, company founder Emmett McCoy passed away on Jan. 7. He was 88.
Clarence Zoller Jr., owner and president of Du Quoin Home Lumber in Du Quoin, Ill., died Nov. 22. He was 84.
John's Lumber, a dealer in Michigan, promoted David Stoutenger to corporate sales manager at its two locations in Clinton and Shelby Township, Mich.
84 Lumber closed its branch in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A company spokesman cited the poor local economy.
Michael Townsend, vice president of operations at Townsend Building Supply in Enterprise, Ala., has been named chairman of the Construction Suppliers Association, the LBM group for Georgia and Alabama. Joining him on the board are chairman-elect Andy Brown of Brown Lumber Co., Columbiana, Ga.; second vice chairman Alex Hill of Hill's Ace Hardware, Athens, Ga.; secretary/treasurer Chris Moon from Harbin Lumber Co., Lavonia, Ga.; and immediate past chairman Chuck Bankston of Bankston Lumber Co., Barnesville, Ga.
Cramer's Home Building Centers named David C. Parker manager of the Pocono Summit location.
Florida Building Material Association president Bill Tucker has retired from the organization, departing almost one year earlier than previously scheduled. ... Ace Hardware appointed John Venhuizen chief operating officer effective Jan. 1.
Do it Best Corp. announced that Dave Haist, the co-op's executive vice president and COO, as well as Dave Dietz, its vice president of finance, both will retire effective June 30. Dan Starr will become the new COO, while Doug Roth will become VP of finance. In addition, Do it Best recently named Rich Lynch as its retail marketing director.
Andrew Cross succeeded his father, Breeze Cross, as president of Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. in Truckee, Calif.
DW Distribution, a distributor of building materials and millwork products based in DeSoto, Texas, selected Buffelen Woodworking, based in Tacoma, Wash., as its primary fir door supplier and severed ties with
Simpson Doors. The North American Building Material Distribution Association named its 2012 Board of Directors. Paul Vella, of Atlantic Plywood, will serve as president. Michael Darby, from Capital Lumber, was named president-elect; vice president will be Donald Schalk of C.H. Briggs Co.;Robyn Pollina, of Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co., will be treasurer; and Brian Schell, of Parksite, will serve as immediate past chair.
Cedar Creek named Jared Averitt general manager of its Little Rock, Ark., branch and Steve Hickman general manager of its Carrollton, Texas, facility.
The American Wood Council elected officers for 2012. Brian Louma, of Lousiana-Pacific Corp., was elected chairman. Fritz Mason, from Georgia-Pacific, will serve as first vice chairman. Andrew Miller, of Stimson Lumber, was named second vice chairman and Joe Patton, of Westervelt, will be immediate past chairman.
Masco Corp. promoted Keith Allman to group president in charge of overseeing the Brasstech, Delta, Hansgrohe, Liberty Hardware, Masco Bath, Masco Canada, and Mirolin Industries divisions of the Taylor, Mich.-based company. The company also named Richard O'Reagan as president of its Delta Faucet Co. division.
Plum Creek Timber appointed Russell Hagen senior vice president, business development.
Epicor Software announced Cary Anderson, currently the director of the company's lumber software development team, will manage its LBM operations. The company also announced Bob Chamberlain, formerly with Hope Lumber & Supply, is now in charge of its LBM sales division.