ABC Supply honored three longtime associates with its inaugural Ken Hendricks award. The three are: Don Hamby, branch manager, Lake Worth, Fla.; Jim Gann, district manager for Alabama and Tennessee; and Jeff Ploch, district manager for Wisconsin. The award recognizes employees who show the values championed by ABC Supply's co-founder, Ken Hendricks. ... Also at ABC Supply, the company received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fifth consecutive year. ... Jeffry Peters, owner of Jack's Home Improvement Center in Wiggins, Miss., was one of eight winners of the North American Retail Hardware Association's Young Retailer of the Year Award. ... E.C. Barton & Co. of Jonesboro, Ark., named Tom Ford as its chief operating officer and Greg Smith as its chief purchasing officer. ... BMC named Keith Costello as its vice president of sales. Costello has worked in the construction business for 26 years, including a stint as VP of sales at Orco Construction Supply. ... Allied Building Products completed its acquisition of Astro Building Supplies, a two-branch building materials supplier based in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, Mich. ... Richards Building Supply, a Peoria, Ill.-based specialty dealer with more than three dozen locations in nine states, is expanding to the Kansas City area. ... Kuiken Brothers opened a 12-acre lumberyard in Succasunna, N.J. It has had a showroom on the site for several years. ... TKG Supply Co. opened its doors March 14 at the same Toccoa, Ga., location that had been occupied by Grafton Pro Lumber & Hardware. ... SRS Acquisition Corp., the roofing specialty firm, opened its 49th and 50th stores: A new Shake and Shingle Supply store in Shawnee, Kan., and a new Pace Supply branch in Hartford, Conn. ... Emery-Waterhouse promoted Don Dickson to executive vice president and chief operating officer. The Portland, Maine-based distributor also has added 10 new hires this year: a director of operations, a retail service division manager, and eight territory managers specializing in paint. ... Guardian Building Products, the insulation manufacturer and building products distributor, named Steven D. Ziessler as its next president, replacing the retiring Duane Faulkner, the company announced. ... Universal Forest Products Inc. announced that chief executive officer Michael Glenn is resigning "for health reasons and to make way for new leadership." UFPI also announced plans to cut costs by roughly $10 million, less severance costs. ... Fortune Brands Home & Security, a unit of Fortune Brands, named E. Lee Wyatt as senior vice president and chief financial officer, Brian Lantz as vice president for investor relations and Gary Ross vice president for corporate communications.
Clarifications/Corrections to June's Print Edition
-- "What's In This Stuff?," June's cover story, misidentified Fiberon's Bill Ross as Bill Wood. In addition, Polyone was identified as a maker of additives when it more properly should have been called a formulator of additives. And Principia notes that when we said the research group estimated demand for "all-plastic decking" rose 40% last year, Principia was referring to demand for cellular PVC decking.
-- Because of an error in a source's e-mail, we quoted an economist as saying in "Seeing Red," our June feature on Chinese demand for wood, that a $100 increase in lumber prices translates into a $500-$600 increase in the cost of building a home. That should read a $1,500 to $1,600 increase. And Allan Bradshaw, director of technology at iLevel by Weyerhaeuser, was incorrectly identified as iLevel's marketing director.