James Hardie announced that Nigel Rigby, executive general manager of the company's U.S. business, will leave the company effective June 30. He will be replaced by current CEO and managing director, Louis Gries.
Window manufacturer Andersen Corp. named Phil Donaldson as acting president for its Silver Line Building Products brand, which produces vinyl windows. Andersen also launched an iPad app containing specs, sizing calculators, reference materials, installation guides, and product information.
Lighting manufacturer MaxLite re-launched an enhanced version of its website at www.Maxlite.com. The company also appointed Jim Want as product marketing manager. He will report to Pat Treadway, the company's director of product marketing.
Louisiana-Pacific Corp. announced that it is offering $300 million in Senior Notes due in 2020. The company said that it plans to use the proceeds from the offering to repurchase, redeem, or retire all of its remaining 13% Senior Secured Notes due in 2017.
Makita launched a website for its LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless set of tools.
Fiberon hired Webb Moncure and Christine Myers as new product specialists supporting the company's Virginia and Colorado markets.
Tulatin, Ore.-based Lumber Products Inc. says it will lay off 65 workers, including its CFO and at least one vice president, this month. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in April.
Royal Building Products named Allex Chin as director of operations, pipe and fittings solutions.
Boral named Greg Stout territory manager for its TruExterior Trim line in Southern California and Jason Olding territory manager for the same line in the Midwest.
Alside introduced a new online Windows Style Guide to help homeowners understand the various window styles available; pros can use it to show Alside’s window options.
CertainTeed Insulation launched a new website that includes information on the company’s portfolio of products and how to install them.
ProVia’s new website, www.proviaproducts.com, includes a visualization tool that enables homeowners to customize any product with selected features and to view the results. ProVia sells doors, windows, siding, and stone.
Saint-Gobain announced its Grenite series of engineered stone surfaces have been certified under Greenguard’s Indoor Air Quality as well as its Children & Schools programs.
LP Building Products announced the release of its LP Solutions 4.0 software, an update to its whole-house CAD-based design program available to LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products' customers.
Simonton Windows and Rollin' Supply, a Rockville, Md.-based distributor of specialty remodeling and building products, teamed up to provide window installation training to 40 high school students at Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Md.
Weyerhaeuser's Trus Joist TJI joists received the top ranking for engineered I-joist brands by a survey of more than 10,800 builders conducted by ProSales' sister publication Builder.
Dow Chemical awarded salesman Tim Ballard with its prestigious Pinnacle Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements during 2011 in Dow Building Solutions’ business sales.