Stock Building Supply, Raleigh, N.C., the nation's No. 2 pro dealer, announced the retirement of CEO Fenton Hord, citing health reasons. During his 20-year tenure at Stock, Hord helped the company grow from seven yards in North Carolina with sales of $113 million to 310 locations in 34 states with $5.3 billion in sales, the company said.
Senior vice president of operations Joe Appelmann will succeed Hord as president Aug. 1. Appelmann has held various positions at Stock for 19 years. "Our company has a history of growth and accomplishment that is derived from dedicated leaders," Appelmann said in the statement, "and I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to advance this organization."
Deals Englewood, Colo.-based Pro-Build Holdings has acquired The Dunn. Corp. of Daytona Beach, Fla. Seven-unit Dunn Lumber, founded in 1905, has locations in Daytona Beach, Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, and Bunnell, Fla. ...ABC Supply Co., Beloit, Wis., announced the purchase of Ashley Aluminum, a subsidiary of Guardian Building Products with 48 locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. ...East Rutherford, N.J.-based distributor Allied Building Products Corp. has acquired Spartan Supply Co. of Culver City, Calif. Spartan will retain its name but will relocate to a new location in West Los Angeles in November. ...Federal Way, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser announced June 4 it has completed the sale and transfer of its Canadian distribution assets to Platinum Equity of Los Angeles. It will continue to employ 3,500 in production and distribution in Canada. Weyerhaeuser also said it remains in preliminary negotiations for 10 of its U.S. distribution sites. ...Technology provider Activant Solutions, Livermore, Calif., has purchased Silk Systems, a software provider for the Canadian home improvement, wholesale distribution, and building materials industries.
Facilities Wheeler's, based in Rome, Ga., announced June 14 the opening of its 14th distribution center in Georgia, a 165,000-square-foot facility in Gwinnett. The company also announced the opening of a 177,000-square-foot location in Charlotte, N.C., its second in that city. ...Keith Brown Building Materials, headquartered in Salem, Ore., has opened a new showroom that will include 13 complete kitchens, appliances, doors, flooring, windows, plumbing, siding, closet systems, and more. ...EastCoast Mouldings Co., manufacturer and importer of wood and MDF moldings, and its sister division Arndt & Herman Building Products Co., specializing in non-wood exterior millwork, announced plans to operate an import reload and distribution center in a 157,000-square-foot facility in Houston. ...Chicago-based CraftMaster Mfg. has opened its third door manufacturing facility, a 253,000-square-foot plant in Garland, Texas.
People Pro-Build Holdings has appointed Thomas W. Ryan as CFO. Ryan most recently was vice chairman at Allied Waste Industries. ...Mid-State Lumber Corp., Branchburg, N.J., has hired Scott Dunn as a sales representative. ...Scott L. Gettelfinger was announced as director of commercial sales for Parksite, Batavia, Ill. ...Ace Hardware Corp., Oak Brook, Ill., elected two new members, Sameer Al-Hamidi and Craig Ward, to its board and re-elected three others: William Bolton, John Patricia, and David Ziegler. ...Dallas-based window and patio door manufacturer Atrium Cos. has elected company president and CEO Greg Faherty to its board of directors.
Milestones Home Lumber Co. of Crown Point, Ind., is celebrating 100 years in business this year. Founded in 1907 in Hammond, Ind., family-owned Home Lumber now has locations in Crown Point as well as Michigan City, Ind., and Stevensville, Mich. ...Housatonic Lumber Co. in Derby, Conn., marked its 100th anniversary with a dinner May 12. The single-location, $22 million pro dealer was founded by Robert W. Chatfield in 1907 and has had only one other principal owner, Chatfield's grandson, Terry R. Chatfield. Over the years the company has survived a number of challenges, including floods, hurricanes, recessions, and the Depression ...A.L.L. Roofing & Building Materials Corp. marks its 70th anniversary this year. The company, now owned by Allied Building Products Corp., was founded by Adolph "Al" Louis Lessel in 1937 in Los Angeles and now operates 10 locations in California and Arizona.
In Brief The American Red Cross honored Lake Forest, Ill.-based supplier W.W. Grainger with its Henry P. Davison Award at its Heritage of Service Dinner May 16, an event that recognizes outstanding dedication and commitment from individuals and companies who "enable the organization to achieve its mission each year." Grainger is the national founding sponsor of Ready When the Time Comes, a corporate volunteer involvement program. ...The Martin Cos., Alexandria, La., announced it will consolidate all of its product lines, which include OSB, plywood, lumber, and timber, under the Roy O. Martin brand name. The company said the move provides a singular market presence for its products that previously were marketed under separate business-unit names. ...Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Pulte Homes, the country's third-largest home builder, announced in May it is cutting 16% of its workforce–about 1,900 jobs, according to industry estimates–as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs and improve operating efficiencies in response to "the challenging operating environment that continues to exist in the U.S. home building industry." ...The National Multi Housing Council reported in May that apartment markets continue to enjoy largely favorable conditions. Consumer demand for apartments grew for the 15th consecutive quarter, the group's April quarterly market conditions report indicated.