Jacksonville, Fla.-based forest products company Rayonier is going through a bit of a breakup. The company announced Monday that it is spinning off its fibers business from its forest resources and real estate business, forming two separate publicly traded companies.
“With an improving U.S. housing market, strong timber export markets, and the successful expansion of our cellulose specialties capacity, we concluded that now is the optimal time to pursue the separation of these two non-integrated businesses,” said chairman, president and CEO Paul Boynton.
The two winners of the 2013 BehrPro Experience Tour sweepstakes were announced Wednesday on the heels of an 18-week mobile tour around the country.
Doug Kinder, owner of Madisonville, Tenn.-based Kinder Painting Company, and Jeff McCaffery of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Tom Kelly Construction Inc., will both be honored at local ceremonies this week. Each, as well, will receive a custom-wrapped trailer and trade tools, worth over $10,000 in total.
Citing growth in the Northeast Florida region, KB Home has bumped Todd Holder up from executive VP to president of the homebuilder's Jacksonville division.
Holder, who has more than 20 years of homebuilding experience, will be responsible for all of KB Home's operations in Northeast Florida, including land acquisition, construction, sales and customer service.
MarJam Supply Co. has acquired a Lainhart & Potter, a 119-year-old Florida hardware and LBM dealer, with locations in West Palm and Juniper. These two locations will expand MarJam’s current Florida yards, which include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Wildwood.
San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla.
The new DC is the 39th in the company’s operations network in North America. The company also operates a DC in Lakeland, Fla. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products.
“The location of our newest distribution center will allow us to better service the area," said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance.
According to an article on News4Jax.com, a fire at Jacksonville hardware store destroyed about $500,000 worth of inventory.
Investigators believe the fire at Bold City Hardware store on Normandy Boulevard was set intentionally, and the continue the investigation. The owner said he was lucky the damage was limited to the warehouse.