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April 16, 2014

Oakmont, Pa.-Chelsea Building Products hired Jason King as their business development manager for their Specialty Products division. As part of Chelsea’s sales department, King will focus on increasing sales through by focusing on specialty building product markets as well as other fabrication distribution markets.

April 15, 2014

The home improvement marketing industry may think it knows contractors. And opinions differ on the best ways to study their purchasing habits. 

But one thing is clear according to a presentation here at the Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference: contractors are a difficult group to research.

Mark Delaney, VP of Client Service for Media, Pa.-based SSRS, listed the challenges faced by researchers reaching out to contractors, who account for about 30% of sales at big box retailers.

April 15, 2014

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed are moving to a new headquarters in Pennsylvania.

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, signed a lease for 320,000 sq. ft. of space at 20 Moores Road in Malvern, Pa.

April 14, 2014

Armstrong World Industries is kicking off construction at its Lancaster, Pa. facility, where it's spending $41 million to expand its manufacturing capacity to include luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for commercial and residential applications.

March 26, 2014

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed has updated its Vinyl Carpentry siding accessory collection to provide more home exterior design options.

March 25, 2014

Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products hired Stephen Kriss for the position of sales trainee. 

Gary Hartman, director marketing and new business development, stated: “Stephen will be an asset to the company with his friendly personality and teamwork skills. His success with working with consumers and co-workers in the past will help him excel here.”

March 18, 2014

Meyersdale, Pa.-based Estate Millwork, a manufacturer of wooden exterior shutters and custom doors, is offering a spring promotion to its professional remodeler and contractor customer base. The two-week turnaround time on custom millwork, offered through its Custom Express program, will be extended for current professional customers.

From now until April 30, the Custom Express will be applicable to exterior shutter, door and cabinet door orders.

March 10, 2014

Port Washington N.Y.-based wholesale distributor PACOA will be joining Distribution America. PACOA serves independent hardware, paint and lumber retailers throughout much of New York, New England, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Distribution America’s board of directors voted unanimously on the addition. Recently, Distribution America lost Emery-Waterhouse to Ace Hardware.

March 5, 2014

Strengthening its position as a one-stop-shop for complete roof solutions, Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed announces the introduction of seven new roofing ventilation products. Part of the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System, the new product line includes CertainTeed Ridge Vent, CertainTeed Rolled Ridge Vent and CertainTeed Intake Vent.

February 5, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Snavely Forest Products said it’s not going to let the “modified” lumber movement lose its momentum.

In response to Eastman Chemical’s recent announcement that it would cease the manufacturing of Perennial Wood products -- the trade name for acetylated wood -- Snavely Forest Products announced today that it will continue to market the high-performance decking product.  

January 31, 2014

Eighty Four, Pa.-based 84 Lumber Co. promoted Don Baker to the position of VP of talent acquisition.  Baker has been with 84 Lumber for over 25 years starting his career in the store operations department and rising through the ranks to area and regional manager. Since 2001, Don has been in charge of 84 Lumber’s executive recruiting. 

January 31, 2014

Do it Best Corp. has promoted Bob Gumash to regional sales and business development manager for the northeastern United States, effective immediately. He replaces Rob Schmiedel, who was recently promoted to national sales manager.

“I’m honored to lead this outstanding regional team as we work to achieve our No. 1 goal: helping our members grow,” Gumash said. “I’m excited to combine my previous experiences as a territory manager and retail performance manager to bring an unparalleled level of service and support to our members.”

January 21, 2014

Griffon Corporation has appointed Michael A. Sarrica as president of Ames True Temper, a landscaping products company based in Camp Hill, Pa. He is replacing Eugene Colleran, formerly CEO of Griffon's Home & Building Products segment and of Ames, who has left the company.

January 6, 2014

Craig Danielson has been named CEO of WOLF, the York, Pa.-based supplier and distributor of building products. 

Danielson assumes the role from Tom Wolf, a sixth-generation member of the founding Wolf family who announced his retirement in June in order to run for governor of Pennsylvania. 

January 6, 2014

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Quality Assurance Manager Helen Patricia received honors in the 2nd  Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute. 

January 6, 2014

United Gilsonite Laboratories developed what it calls the first clear masonry waterproofer.

Scranton, Pa.-based UGL introduced the Drylok Clear Masonry Waterproofer as an alternative coating to traditional pigmented waterproofing systems. According to the company, it is a ideal for waterproofing new and existing construction made of masonry block, pre-cast, poured walls, interior and exterior, and decorative elements, such as split faced block, stone, brick and stucco. 

January 2, 2014

Scranton, Pa.-based United Gilsonite Laboratories launched a new concrete toner under the Drylok brand.

UGL’s new Drylok Concrete Tone is designed as a concrete tone coat to even out discolorations, stains and blotches. The company says the product penetrates at an even ratio, eliminating uneven color.

Just like wood decks, concrete slabs that had color added to the mix can fade and dull with age, hence the need for the new product.

The product is available in three colors and a tint base for custom coloring. 

 

December 19, 2013

Gary Hartman was named director of marketing and new business development for Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products. 

Hartman began his career in the window and door industry 30 years ago and has accumulated experience in marketing, sales and product management. 

December 19, 2013

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has deemed A. Duie Pyle Warehouse & Distribution its 2013 Service Provider of the Year.

“A. Duie Pyle has been supporting Scotts in the Northeast with superior warehousing and transportation services out of the Westfield, Mass. facility since 2001, and during that time has proved to be an important element of our supply chain success," said Jim Iovino, VP global logistics at Scotts Miracle-Gro.

December 18, 2013

Wayne, Pa.-based LMC hosted member dealers from around the country during LMC’s Forest Products & Building Materials EXPO last month in Philadelphia.

In the spirit of LMC’s philosophy of ‘Building Business Together’, key forest products suppliers participated in a forum with insights on the state of forest products manufacturing today and the forces that will impact production and availability in 2014.

December 13, 2013

Safety Works ToastyFeet insoles represent the latest in all-weather performance, according to the Wexford, Pa.-based manufacturer.

A package of ToastyFeet boot and shoe insoles promises all day comfort and aerogel-infused insulation that keeps heat in and cold out. 

For retailers, the product is also available in a 24-pack floor display.

ToastyFeet are described as ideal for outdoor construction, sporting activities, hunting and camping. 

December 12, 2013

Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products hired Brad Fello to the newly created position of quality assurance manager.

Fello began his career in the window industry at Thermal Industries as a branch manager and held director positions at Traco, including quality, manufacturing and materials. Experienced in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Quick Response Quality Control and ISO-9000, he is also a graduate of Clarion University with a degree in business management.

December 12, 2013

The 62-year old building housing The Swain School in Allentown, Pa., underwent a major energy efficiency renovation project during the summer of 2013. 

More than 250 old single-pane aluminum windows were replaced with energy-efficient Simonton Reflections 5500 vinyl windows.

December 10, 2013

US LBM Holdings, the fast-growing acquisition-oriented lumberyard company has struck again.

The Green Bay, Wis.-based holdings company acquired New Holland, Pa.-based Musselman Lumber from partners Galen Eby, Joe Good and Bob Quinlivan. 

Founded in 1911, Musselman is a building material supplier in Central Pennsylvania with two locations serving Lancaster, Pa. and its surrounding counties.

November 4, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm and ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.