Joe Gardiner, vice president of national sales at 84 Lumber, died in a boating accident on July 7. He was 43. … Petersen Aluminum announced a strategic marketing partnership with ABC Supply and its 44 locations in Florida. … Short & Paulk Supply in Tifton, Ga., says its truss manufacturing division will now operate as a separate, wholesale-only division. The new Georgia Structural Components will serve the company’s retail locations and dealer affiliates in southern Georgia. … Deer Park Lumber in Texas was named business of the year by the city of Deer Park’s chamber of commerce. The seven-acre yard opened in 1955 and has 50 employees. … Beacon Roofing Supply announced the retirement of David R. Grace, the company’s executive vice president and CFO, effective Jan. 1. He will remain until his successor is announced. … Former Florida Building Material Association president Bill Tucker was hired by Shaffer Associates, an executive recruiter. Tucker will serve as an account executive. … Ace Hardware named William Guzik as CFO. … Building Material Distributors now sells Simpson Strong-Tie products at its Southern California locations. … Russin Lumber, which distributes and manufactures building materials in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, hired Lauren Litwin for its outside sales team. Litwin will work with the company’s dealer network on Massachusetts’ North Shore, in southeastern New Hampshire, and in Maine. … Weyerhaeuser now distributes BarnwoodIndustries’ reclaimed wood in northern California. … Babcock Lumber named TimberTech as its Vendor of the Year and chose the vendor’s regional sales manager, Tony Groh, as its Vendor Representative of the Year. … MI Windows and Door’s Southern Division has begun manufacturing its Designer Series vinyl replacement windows in Carrollton, Texas. … Trex repaid the remaining $91.9 million principal balance on its 6% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes, which matured in early July, converting the notes into 1.1 million shares of company stock. … Atlas Roofing promoted Stanley Bastek to district sales manager for the state of Georgia. Bastek will focus on growing the company’s asphalt shingle and rolled roofing products market share in the territory. … True Tech Doors designed an iPad app for its sales reps and affiliated distributors and dealers, giving them real-time access to the company’s product inventory. … Soft-Lite Gorell announced it will close its Indiana, Pa., facility. It will consolidate manufacturing into its 200,000-square-foot Streetsboro, Ohio location. … ProVia unveiled new packaging for its Heritage Stone product line that is water resistant and recyclable. The changes are designed to better protect ProVia products when they’re stored outside.