ProBuild announced Feb. 6 the acquisition of the Atlanta area's Jasper Lumber Co., and on Feb. 4 finalized its purchase of most of the assets of HD Supply Lumber and Building Materials.

In the Jasper deal, ProBuild gets a lumberyard, truss and millwork manufacturing facility in Kennesaw, Ga., and a lumber distribution business in Cumming. From HD Supply, ProBuild gets a yard in South Carolina and assets in Georgia and Florida that include 38 lumberyards, seven truss plants, a construction services division and 10 engineered lumber production facilities.

The acquisitions come on top of ProBuild's purchases in recent months of Rosen Building Supplies of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Granger Lumber of Jacksonville, Fla., as well as units already in the state owned by ProBuild's Hope Lumber unit.

Spring Fling: ProSales 100 Is Back

Sharpen your pencils and tell us how you're doing: the annual ProSales 100 survey is out. Many in this business look to our yearly ranking to see how the construction supply business is doing, and current market conditions make this survey particularly important. If you haven't received a survey form yet, contact senior editor Andy Carlo at Results will appear in the May issue.

People Tom Rietow joined Hawaii's HPM Building Supply as lumber and building material sales manager for the islands of Kaua'i, Maui, and Oahu. ... Bill Scott, sales and marketing manager of California Redwood Co., was named Lumberman of the Year by the Humboldt, Calif., branch of Hoo Hoo International. ... The Akron (Ohio) Home Builders Association honored Galehouse Lumber Co. with the 2007 Supplier of the Year award and sales manager Fred Langguth with its 2007 President's Award. ...ProBuild Holdings Inc. appointed Lonnie Bernardoni as senior vice president of manufacturing. Bernardoni most recently was a corporate vice president at Motorola. ... Cabinet-maker QCCI has named William Mullineaux as national project sales manager. ... Grand Hall, a Dallas-based supplier of gas appliances and components, has appointed two new regional managers, Dan Millard and Marc Platten, to run the Eternal hybrid water heating division. ... Brent Paugh was to become president-gypsum at Georgia-Pacific Feb. 29 following the retirement of Dave Fleiner.

Milestones GNH Lumber now has three yards with the addition of its recent acquisition, Pioneer Lumber in Coxsackie, N.Y. This gives GNH a combined sales volume of more than $20 million, including its locations in Greenville and Windham, N.Y. ... Gold Beach (Ore.) Lumber will open a second yard in a few months at a former Ford dealership it has purchased. ... Carter Lumber closed its Jackson, Mich., branch this month. ...The Forest Stewardship Council-US has moved its headquarters to Reston, Va. ... Coleman Cable Inc. of Waukegan, Ill., will begin operating in its new, 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., by April 1. ... Wolfpac Technologies Inc. in Pittsburgh has moved its Versatex PVC extrusion manufacturing into a new, 60,000 square foot facility, more than doubling its output, according to the company.

In Brief Parr Lumber sold more than $26,000 worth of its branded stocking caps and coffee tumblers during a special sale earlier this year, giving the proceeds to two Ronald McDonald House charities in Oregon. ... Crane Group has launched a new Web site,, to reflect the consolidation of Crane Plastics and other business units under the Crane Group name. ... Decking manufacturer Trex has joined with Penn Jersey Paper and Goodwill Industries for the BagSmart program, to help consumers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey recycle and reuse plastic bags.

Spread the word!

Send your company's news, announcements, and events to Evamarie Socha, via or fax 202.785.1974.


The percent of builders that properly recycle and dispose old rechargeable batteries from cordless power tools.

SOURCE: Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp.


The jump in nail prices following a tariff ruling against China and the United Arab Emirates for dumping nails into the U.S. market.

SOURCE: Tools of the Trade magazine

2.18 Million

The number of vacant homes for sale in the fourth quarter, 2.8% of all homes for sale

SOURCE: U.S. Census


Deck Expo / March 5-6 / Orlando, Fla. / Contact: 866.490.3097; ...Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association Products Expo &Building Material Buying Show / March 6-7 / Denver / Contact: 800.365.0919; ...Ace Hardware Spring Convention / March 7-10 / Dallas / Contact: 630.990.2706; ...Nebraska Lumber Dealers Convention / March 11-12 / Lincoln, Neb. / Contact: 800.331.0193; ...NESEA's BuildingEnergy 08 / March 11-13 / Boston / Contact: 413.223.8005; ...Midwest Builders Show / March 12-13 / Rosemont, Ill. / Contact: 630.627.7575; ...Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. Annual Meeting / March 12-15 / Tampa, Fla. / Contact: 610.293.7000; ...ENAP Annual Meeting and Tradeshow / March 13-14 / Nashville, Tenn. / Contact: 845.564.4900; ...True Value Spring Market / March 14-16 / Orlando, Fla. /Contact: 773.695.5000; ...HomeX 2008 Homebuilder Summit &Expo / March 19-20 / Long Beach, Calif. / Contact: 888.330.3395; ...NLBMDA Legislative Conference / March 31-April 2 / Washington/ Contact: 800.634.8645; Society of Concrete Contractors Decorative Concrete Expo / April 3-5 / Phoenix / Contact: 866.788.2722; ...Lumbermen's Assoc. of Texas Convention &Expo / April 10-13 / San Antonio / Contact: 512-472-1194; ...Kentucky Building Materials Assoc. Convention &Product Expo / April 23-25 / Covington, Ky. / Contact: 502.245.6730;