June 29:

  • ABC Supply honored longtime associates Pat Keeney and Robert Amar with the company's 2016 Ken Hendricks Award.
  • Don Thorberg, manager at Cedar Valley Lumber, Albion, Neb., will retire on July 1 after 31 years with the company. More.

June 27:

June 22:

  • Ab Taylor, president of City Lumber Company, Jackson, Tenn., has passed away.
  • The building that used to house Morrow-Gill Lumber, Sand Springs, Okla., is available for lease. More.
  • MiTek's newly expanded Houston, Texas, warehouse is now fully operational.
  • A Universal Forest Products subsidiary has made an agreement to acquire Idaho Western, Inc., a product distributor for building materials dealers. More.
  • LaCantina Doors has moved its headquarters and manufacturing facility to a new location in Oceanside, Calif.
  • James C. Krahn has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association for working with the WDMA for over 50 years on behalf of Marvin Windows and Doors.

June 20:

June 15:

  • Mid-State Lumber has named Ray Unick as its new purchasing agent and Jason Blevins as its sales territory manager. More.
  • Kevin Byockmyre has been named market development manager for New England at National Nail.
  • McCoy’s Building Supply has named Cynthia Mungia store manager at its South Corpus Christi, Texas, store.
  • BlueLinx has announced a 1-for-10 reverse stock split. More.
  • Universal Forest Products has signed a letter of intent to purchase certain assets of Robbins Manufacturing Co. of Tampa, Fla. More.
  • LP Smartside has named Rick Marsh as its segment manager for R&R and has named Michelle Forchetti as segment manager for LP Smartside light commercial.

June 13:

June 8:

June 6:

  • Herb Hutchinson has been named vice president of business development at Formtech.
  • Weyerhaeuser will now distribute ClipStone mortarless stone veneer to Easton, Pa.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Stockton, Fresno, Santa Clarita, and Fontana, Calif. The company will also distribute Woodtone RealWood exterior products through its distribution centers in Fontana and Santa Clarita, Calif.
  • Johnny Henderson, a truck driver for Richards Building Supply Co. in Illinois, saved a woman from her burning vehicle after it collided with Henderson’s truck. More.
  • USDA announced that the continuance referendum on the softwood lumber checkoff will be postponed until further notice after the court’s recent decision in the Resolute FP vs USDA et. al. lawsuit. More.
  • Diane Hendricks, co-founder of ABC Supply, has been named Forbes’ richest self-made woman. More.
  • Eastern Engineered Wood Products has formed eWood-LINK, its neweset business unit that sells StructurePRO.
  • Capital Lumber will now distribute Boral Versetta Stone at its Healdsburg, Calif.; Woodburn, Ore; and Tacoma, Wash., locations.
  • Guardian Building Products has opened a new distribution center in Lebanon, Tenn.
  • NEMEON and Select Independent Distributors of America have reached a non-biding agreement in principle to unify their membership.
  • Jeld-Wen has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a prelude to its become a publicly traded company. Announcement
  • Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber has been given the Edmund Muskie Access to Justice Award for his leadership in the community and for his impact on furthering access to justice in Maine.
  • Builders Supply of Osceola, Neb., is selling all its equipment as a prelude to closure this fall, according to its Facebook announcement.
  • Ed Winkless, former chief financial officer at Alexander Lumber, has since January been president of Aviston (Ill.) Lumber.
  • Lowell Tuma has been named national sale manager at Triad/Ruvo.
  • Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) has reached an agreement with Arbec Forest Products to produce HEW's ZIP System sheathing at Arbec's facility in Quebec, Canada.

June 1:

  • Louis J. Grasmick, head of Louis J. Grasmick Lumber (No. 86 on the ProSales 100) and one of the leading figures in Baltimore, died May 26. He was 91. Story
  • Chad Arndt has been named manager of ABC Supply’s branch in North Huntingdon, Pa. Story
  • Jackson Lumber and Millwork and the Torrisi family were honored by Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, Lawrence, Mass., for the company’s continued support of Habitat’s efforts.
  • ProSales’ May 2015 article “Why Did ProBuild Die?” has been named a national finalist for Best News Analysis in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ 2016 Azbee Awards. (See print and web versions of the analysis.) In addition, the 2015 ProSales 100 is a regional finalist for Best Original Research.

May 30:

  • Philip Orsino, former president and CEO of Jeld-Wen, has been named corporate vice chairman of Renin Holdings, LLC.
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has approved a Tisbury, Mass.., location for Specialty Builders’ Supply with the condition that the yard’s entrance not share a road with the mini golf course next door. More.
  • BMC Stock has been named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. More.
  • Ply Gem has opened its new Insight Center, a research and applied science center in Durham, N.C.

May 25:

May 23:

  • 84 Lumber has launched “Operation Appreciation” to honor military service members in support of National Military Appreciation Month.
  • Simpson Strong-Tie officially opened its Research and Testing Lab at Washington State University on May 5. More.
  • Yitzchak Rosenberg, co-founder of Certified Lumber, Brooklyn, N.Y., has died. More.

May 18:

  • ABC Supply has been named a Gallup Great Workplace. This is the tenth time the company has won the award.
  • Brian DiVincenzo has been named VP of wholesale sales at the Oatey Company.
  • Jason Hipskind has been promoted to regional sales and business development manager at Do it Best Corp.
  • Deckorators has introduced an all-new Deck Visualizer to help customers see their deck designs.

May 16:

  • Jeff Fitzgerald has been named director of market operations at Parks Building Supply & Interiors of Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Versatex Building Products has named John Pepe as its commercial/architectural specialist. The company also named John Chadwick Jr. of Long Island City, N.Y.; Mike LaPorte of Houston, Texas; Nick Leugers of Mobile, Ala.; Patrick McCrae of Halifax, Nova Scotia.; and Matt Poulsen of Calgary, Ala., as market development specialists.
  • John Conway has been appointed director of operations at LaCantina Doors.
  • Todd Skaggs has been named national VP - Dealers Choice for Beacon Roofing Supply based in the South Division.

May 11:

  • Boral Roofing has introduced its new color guide for lightweight concrete re-roofing jobs.
  • Deckorators has launched a redesigned website.
  • Wolf Home Products has a new logo.
  • Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber, won a National Indie Excellence Award in the Leadership category for his book Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse. Hancock was featured in the “My Yardsticks” column in ProSales’ January issue.
  • Cedar Creek has named Mike Wilson as VP of sales; Paul Lyle as regional VP of the East Region; and Bruce Kulzer as regional VP of the Southern Region.

May 9:

May 4:

May 2:

April 27:

April 25:

  • JELD-WEN has launched its JELD-WEN University to educate industry professionals about how to select and install windows and doors properly.
  • USG has earned a GREENGUARD Gold certification for more than 200 products from the UL Environment GREENGUARD program.

April 20:

  • Snavely Forest Products has named Mike Kudis as its business analyst and Laura Snavely as its retail customer support manager.
  • Cat Roggow was appointed in January as senior director of marketing at US LBM. Profile
  • The American Wood Council has released an updated version of its 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction. Manual.
  • Trace Biles has been named director of National Builders and Supply Chain for MiTek Builder Products.
  • Patrick Goebel, president and CEO of Star Lumber, Wichita, Kan., has been inducted into the Wichita Business Journal Hall of Fame. More
  • Bob Taylor, president emeritus of Do It Best Corp., has been given the honor of Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana governor Mike Pence.
  • Central Building Supply of Madawaska, Maine, has demolished a house across the street from its store to make room for expansion. More.

April 18:

  • Parks Building Supply & Interiors has named Jeff Fitzgerald as its director of market operations.
  • Mobile Lumber recently named Chris Odom as vice president and Greg DeMint as millwork and truss production division manager.
  • Heather Meiner has been named brand manager at Overhead Door.
  • Franklin Building Supply, Boise, Idaho, has changed to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) ownership structure. Franklin is ProSales’ Dealer of the Year for 2016.
  • Biewer Lumber has begun construction on its new $85 sawmill in Newton, Miss. Read more here.
  • Pella has named Tim Yaggi as president and CEO.

April 13:

  • N. Dain’s Sons Co. of Peekskill, N.Y., will be honored by the Business Council of Westchester at its Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. The dinner will also honor N. Dain’s Sons president, Jeffrey Dain. Read more here.
  • 84 Lumber has named Scott Wagner vice president of manufacturing.
  • N.B. Handy will now be a distributor for Roofinox America’s Roofinox Stainless Steel.

April 11:

  • Professional Builders Supply has named Jonathan Nelson as its safety coordinator and installed sales specialist for its Wilmington, N.C. location. Read more here.
  • Gary Smith has been named national sales manager at Enduris.
  • Snavely Forest Products has named Mike Treadwell as its engineered wood product market development manager and James Watts as its operations manager at Snavely’s Greensboro, N.C. division.
  • Paul Guglielmino has been named regional account manager for New England at Palram.
  • 84 Lumber has been named one of Forbes’ 250 best mid-size employers. Read more here.

April 6:

  • Arthur “Art” Pozzi of Bend Millwork Systems, has passed away. Read more here.
  • Simpson Strong-Tie has announced it will donate $100,000 to the Washington State University construction and engineering research in the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building on the WSU Pullman campus. Strong-Tie will donate $100,000 each year for the next eight years.
  • David Brakeman, engineering director at Alpine, a provider of building component software, has been named to the Rural Builder Hall of Fame.
  • Bill Marks has been named sales manager – distribution at Fairway Building Products.

April 4:

  • Chris Capone has been named vice president of sales for the plumbing division of IPS Corporation.
  • Oscar A. Martinez has been named vice president-CFO of Huttig Building Products. Read more here.
  • Boise Cascade has completed its acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s engineered lumber production facilities in Thorsby, Ala. and Roxboro, N.C. Read more here.
  • Paul Dodge, who spent seven years as senior vice president for the supply chain at ProBuild, has become vice president for the supply chain and strategic initiatives at Lennar, the home builder.