This week's industry news:

  • True Value president and CEO Lyle Heidemann will retire at the end of May, the company announced April 15.
  • Mendo Mill & Lumber is adding a 12,000-square-foot drive-through lumberyard to its Ukiah, Calif., facility.
  • Fred Schenkel, vice president of manufacturing at Builders FirstSource (BFS) died April 6. He will be replaced by Lou Davis, previously director of manufacturing and development at BFS.
  • Georgia-Pacific restarted its OSB mill in Clarendon County, S.C., April 10, which included 130 new jobs.
  • LP Building Products announced April 11 that it would reopen its Clarke County OSB mill in Thomasville, Ala., which will restart production during the second quarter. LP also said it plans to increase production of its TopNotch-brand subflooring at its Hanceville, Ala., mill.
  • Princeton Forest Products will distribute Tiger Deck’s hardwood decking system in the northeastern U.S.
  • CertainTeed Ceilings opened a new, 9,000-square-foot research and development facility in Kulpsville, Pa., to perform a range of tests to meet ASTM standards.
  • Moen announced it will launch a program beginning in August designed to qualify online retailers that sell its product. Company officials told ProSales that Moen products are currently sold by more than 300 Web-based retailers and that the program's goal is to ensure that those platforms meet the kitchen and bath product maker's requirements for customer experience.

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