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July 18, 2014

Barrington, Illinois-based EcoPlanet Bamboo Group has nabbed three former Weyerhaeuser executives in its latest hiring spree.

Of these, former Weyerhaeuser Solutions president Marvin Risco has been named group president. He has held multiple positions at Weyerhaeuser over the years, ranging from financial director for Weyerhaeuser Forestlands International to VP international operations in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

July 14, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware says its June 19-21 dealer broke all previous records for attendance, attracting some 2,300 to 2,400 people.

“We sold more of every product,” said Don Hasson, president. “People are feeling better about the economy, and when they feel better they buy more. That means dealers are buying products looking to the next six months rather than the next few weeks.”

July 11, 2014

Appliance parts distributor Marcone Canada hired Peter Szachlewicz as its first president. 

Marcone Supply, the company's U.S. counterpart, established a presence in Canada with its 2010 buyout of APWagner. Since that time, Marcone Canada has experienced growth in both its retail and wholesale operations, the company said, selling authorized OEM appliance parts, HVAC components and property maintenance supplies.

July 9, 2014

Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru Corp. primarily prides itself on being an industry game-changer. In 1982, the company introduced the market's first-ever fiberglass door, known in its official capacity as the Fiber-Classic.

People were surprised that the doors, with their polished, wood-grained appearance, were made with the materials that they were, remarks Deke Welles on the company website (Deke is the son of founder David Welles and the former president of Therma-Tru).

July 7, 2014

Paul Johnson, president of Interiors One Inc., Carpet One in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been elected chairman of the board of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). He fills the role vacated by Janice Clifton of Abbey Carpets in Napa, California.

June 16, 2014

Craig Marsh, president of Salt Lake City-based Advanced Window Products, had some words to say about the company's recent entry into The Earthwise Group, a national network of locally owned, independent windows and doors manufacturers.

"The business philosophy and practices of the Earthwise Group are perfectly aligned with our own," he said. "The Earthwise Group has a focus on sustainability and continuous improvement, and their products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. These were important factors for us."

June 13, 2014

Youth groups across the nation are getting an additional reason to head outside this summer. The Coleman Company is donating $110,000 worth of camping equipment to Scouts, Boys & Girls Club Chapters and various first-time camper programs at state parks throughout the country.

June 11, 2014

Weyerhaeuser has tapped Fred Dzida to assume the role of president, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, the company's wholly owned Canadian subsidiary.

Effective June 16, Dzida will assume his new responsibilities as well as retain his role as VP Canadian Timberlands.

"Fred brings tremendous experience, skill and leadership to his new role," said Doyle Simons, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. "I wish to thank Anne for the significant contributions she has made to our success during her 20 years with Weyerhaeuser."

June 10, 2014

Fernando Madeira will succeed Joel Anderson as president and CEO of Walmart.com to help the retailer further a growth strategy focused on winning at the integration of physical and digital. Anderson left to become president of fast-growing teen and pre-teen retailer Five Below. 

June 9, 2014

James H. (Jim) Dudley, a veteran of 20 years in the treated lumber industry, has been named president of Fortress Wood Products, Inc., a division of The Lester Group based in Martinsville, Virginia.

Dudley joins Fortress from Culpeper Wood Preservers in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he was vice president.

Fortress is a wood treating company producing wood for residential and commercial use from three plants in North Carolina--High Point, Henderson and Elizabeth City.

June 6, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Nuheat appointed president Kevin McElroy to president and CEO.

“The board made the decision to add the designation of CEO to Kevin’s title after a review of his performance during his first year as president,” said Neil Johansen, chairman of Nuheat's board of directors.

Nuheat manufactures and distributes electric floor heating systems and freeze protection products. 

June 5, 2014

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, will deliver a presentation on the supplier/trade shortage during the 2014 PCBC event in San Francisco, June 25 to 26.

According to the write-up about the presentation in the PCBC agenda: “The combination of housing growth, stalled national immigration reform and more aggressive state immigration laws has resulted in trade shortages nearly everywhere in America.”

June 4, 2014

Father's Day and Fourth of July events at the world's largest home improvement retailer include expanded assortments of LED light bulbs and folding lawn mowers.

During the company's first-quarter earnings call with analysts and investors, Home Depot president U.S. retail Craig Menear spelled out four product introductions that he said will "generate a lot of excitement in the second quarter."

June 4, 2014

Masco Corporation has promoted Richard O'Reagan to the title of group president, global plumbing, as well as brought on Jai Shah as president of Delta Faucet Company and group VP of Masco Corporation.

O'Reagan, who was previously serving as president of Delta Faucet, will now be responsible for that company as well as Hansgrohe, BrassCraft, Masco Canada, Liberty Hardware, Mirolin and Brasstech. He's been with the company since 2008, when he joined as VP sales at Delta Faucet. He held a similar role at Mansfield Plumbing Products prior to that.

June 2, 2014

Therma-Tru is expanding its selection of glass styles in response to evolving market knowledge and customer preferences.

“We're responding to requests for more door glass features by enhancing our selection of simulated divided lites, grilles between glass and easy-use internal blinds," said Mark Savan, president of Therma-Tru Doors. "Every new product option being introduced by Therma-Tru in 2014 positively impacts builders and remodelers working to meet consumer demands in the marketplace."

May 30, 2014

San Jose, California-based Orchard Supply Hardware president Richard Maltsbarger said the future looks bright for the West Coast chain, especially after a $20 million investment in Northern California stores.

The investment includes a complete rebuild of the Orchard Supply Hardware San Jose – Midtown, which will serve as the flagship of the 73-store chain that stretches from Portland, Oregon, to Southern California.

May 29, 2014

Jack T. Jahntz, one of the original co-founders of the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association when it formed in 1977 and the group’s first president, died at the age of 85.

Jahntz was a partner, former president and CEO of L.W. Meyer & Son of Wisconsin. He retired from Meyer in 1996.

May 28, 2014

Pro dealer Robert Bowden Inc. was named one of the Georgia Fast 40 by the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth.

The award recognizes the Marietta, Georgia-based company as one of the 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in the state.

May 23, 2014

Andersen is making some personnel moves within its Renewal by Andersen division. The company's leadership team now includes Troy Barrow as VP marketing, Grant Davis as VP company owned retail operations and Jeanne Junker as VP affiliate retail operations.

“This is an exciting time for Renewal by Andersen,” said Renewal president Paul Delahunt. “These key leaders have helped us deliver strong growth over the past few years with a keen focus on customer satisfaction. I look forward to their continued leadership and passion for success.”

May 15, 2014

The Home Depot is helping the nation prepare for the warmer months with a series of hurricane workshops being held across the nation on Saturday, May 31, the first day of hurricane season.

May 7, 2014

Restoration Hardware Holdings has appointed Dr. Leonard Schlesinger to its board of directors. He will also serve as the chairman of the board’s compensation committee.

Dr. Schlesinger has held executive leadership positions at various retail and consumer brands, including vice chairman and COO of Limited Brands from 1999 to 2007, and is an esteemed leader in academia having served for more than 20 years as a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and as the president of Babson College.

May 6, 2014

Ames True Temper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, has become The AMES Companies.

May 5, 2014

Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade has announced that Tom Lovlien, president of the company’s Wood Products division, has retired, effective June 30, 2014. 

May 2, 2014

Nortek has announced the appointment of Mark DeVincent as group president of its Custom and Engineered Solutions (CES) segment. DeVincent replaces Eric Roberts, who resigned after five years with the company.

May 2, 2014

Continuing its hot acquisition streak, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based US LBM launched a West Coast operation, expanding its number of LBM divisions to 12.

US LBM, the 2013 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year, announced today the acquisition of Desert Lumber & Truss and Desert Fasteners & Supply of Las Vegas, and Integrity Truss of Cedar City, Utah.