• Mac Lawton, a past Southern Building Material Association chairman and president of Dixie Lumber in Easley, S.C. died Sunday. He was 65.
  • Wisconsin Building Supply promoted Dan LaCombe to manager of its Green Bay, Wis., yard. Terry Smith has been promoted to the position of senior lean operations manager for the company’s parent, US LBM.
  • ProBuildadded Erik Nyholm as the general manager of its Winchester, Va., location. The company also added Kevin Lear as the branch’s sales team manager.
  • The Southern Forest Products Association posted three updated design-value documents on its website.
  • Smith Phillips Building Supplyannounced its partnership with Olde Towne Specialty Sales, Wilkesboro, N.C., which specializes in custom millwork. 
  • Canfor Southern Pine plans to add a continuous kiln system to its South Carolina facility, increasing its capacity by 50% and adding 56 jobs. 
  • Bilco partnered with The Home Depot to sell its complete line of residential products and accessories. 
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2013 legislative and regulatory policy agenda
  • Rinnai America appointed Takashi Sonoda as president after serving as president of the Rinnai R.B. Controls in Japan. 
  • Eastman’s Perennial Wood won a 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award in the building products and materials category from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architect, Art, Design and Urban Studies. 
  • Liberty Diversified promoted Nat Porter to vice president of its office and building products group, which includes the Seeyond architectural design products brand.
  • The 2012 version of the ANSI/APAStandard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber is now available. Additionally, the American Institute of Timber Construction has transferred three American National Standards to APA—The Engineered Wood Association effective January 1, 2013. The standards will be available on the APA’s website later this month.

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