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November 19, 2014

Highlights of the Home Depot fourth-quarter merchandise lineup include a remote-controlled, pre-lit Christmas tree that shines in 56 light and color options. The season will also bring stocking stuffers like carbide-tipped reciprocal saw blades from Diablo and 21 new Kohler SKUs.

"We look forward to driving excitement this holiday season," said Ted Decker, executive VP merchandising, during the Atlanta-based retailer's third-quarter earnings call.

November 17, 2014

 

NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, announced that its VP of aftermarket, Paul Laroia, has indicated plans to retire. Laroia will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

“As a well-respected industry leader and driving force in the success of the company, Mr. Laroia’s career has been marked by a passion for innovation and a dedication to quality service,” the company said. 

November 16, 2014

Oklahoma City-based building products distributor Cedar Creek named Mark Porter VP of operations. 

Since joining Cedar Creek in 2000, Porter has had a number of assignments including his current role as Regional VP – South Region. Successfully assimilating acquired companies and new locations into their legacy organization has become a critical part of running the Cedar Creek business. His skills in the operations area make him an excellent fit in assuring successful new branch integrations as they continue with expansion, according to the company.

November 12, 2014

Rayonier's director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources Douglas Long has been promoted to the newly created position of VP U.S. operations, effective immediately.

November 10, 2014

Sean Fogarty is stepping into the role of president of the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association.

Fogarty is VP of Osborne Lumber in Newark, California, where he represents the third generation of the family business that opened in 1950. 

During the organization’s annul convention last week in Indian Wells, California, Fogarty encouraged the industry to stick together and stay involved.

November 5, 2014

Boise Cascade Company has named Tom Corrick to the post of COO. Additionally, it has named Dan Hutchinson EVP Wood Products (replacing Corrick) and Wayne Rancourt as EVP, CFO and treasurer.

Corrick will be transitioning from his most recent role as EVP Wood Products, which he has held since June of this year. Before that, he served as SVP since February 2011 and VP Engineered Wood Products before that.

November 3, 2014

San Diego -- Here at the Dixieline Lumber facility near the old sports arena, senior VP Joe Lawrence recently told a group of industry visitors that the 101-year-old California dealer has found success amid heavy competition by making the customer -- and the contractor -- feel comfortable. 

October 31, 2014

J.D. Saunders of Economy Lumber officially stepped into his new role as chair of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, accompanied by a strong supporting cast of pro dealers that forms the association’s volunteer leadership.

October 31, 2014

San Diego -- The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's board of directors appointed Jonathan Paine as the new president and CEO of the organization at its annual meeting on Oct. 28 at the ProDealer Industry Summit here.

Paine has been serving as the association's executive VP since 2012 and replaces outgoing president Michael O'Brien, who is assuming other responsibilities with NLBMDA's management firm, SmithBucklin.

October 31, 2014

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October 31, 2014

With Congressional elections on the calendar for Tuesday and the power of the Senate at a possible tipping point, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association offered its take on political matchups here at the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit.

Ben Gann, the NLBMDA’s VP legislative and political affairs, pointed to top lumberyard industry issues for 2015 and spelled out where the various elections stand.

October 31, 2014

TimberTech has expanded its Earthwood Evolutions Legacy Collection with the addition of Ashwood, a warm earthy gray with a subtly aged look.

October 27, 2014

National Retail Federation Senior VP for Government Relations David French has been named a "Top Lobbyist" by the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill.

He was cited for leading the retail industry's efforts on data and payment security, patent reform and online sales tax legislation.

French joined the NRF in 2011, and he has been recognized on the list in each of the four years since.

The Hill's listing can be found here.

October 24, 2014

Gregory Cairo, president of Groupe SEB USA has been named treasurer of the International Housewares Association.

He joined Groupe SEB USA as VP of sales in August 2006, and was named president in 2010. He oversses the cookware and small domestic appliances for brands including All Clad, Emeril, Imusa, Krups, Lagostina, and T-fal.

As officer of the IHA, Cairo will serve a one-year tem, ending Sept. 30, 2015.

October 19, 2014

 

Chicago Sure, millennials arent buying as many houses as the youngsters of previous decades. But there are plenty of other trends in home improvement that bode well for forward-thinking companies.

October 18, 2014

Indianapolis -- Farm and ranch and home automation were included in a list of highlights and opportunities for retailers attending the Do it Best Fall Market, which includes 61 new vendors this year.

Back by popular demand on the show floor is a 5,000 sq.-ft. Farm & Ranch exhibit, said Steve Markley, VP of Merchandising for the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based co-op.

“Farm and ranch is a fast growing segment for us,” Markley said during the co-op’s Merchandising Market Preview. “There are all kinds of opportunities in that area.”

October 15, 2014

Country Ace Hardware owner and VP Amy Kaplanis, a retailer in Granby, Colorado, and member of Ace’s board of directors, appeared in Diversity Journal’s 13th Women Worth Watching report.

The article in Diversity Journal describes her career path from a successful consulting career in Corporate America to a fulfilling role in the family business.

October 13, 2014

Plano, Texas-based Rent-A-Center Inc. appointed Anurag Gupta to VP, enterprise project management office (EPMO).

Reporting to Doug Guziec, senior VP and chief strategy officer, Gupta is charged with broad oversight of Rent-A-Center’s portfolio of business initiatives. His responsibilities include the establishment of processes and controls designed to manage all phases of these initiatives. He's also tasked with the strategic evaluation of prospective business initiatives with an eye for determining which are green-lighted and when they are to be initiated.

October 13, 2014

Home Depot’s Marvin Ellison will leave the world’s largest home improvement retailer to take the top spot at Plano, Texas-based J.C. Penney. 

Ellison is currently executive VP stores at The Home Depot. 

October 13, 2014

Montgomery, New York-based Russin Lumber has brought industry veterans Mike Haas and Scott Passino on to its outside sales team.

October 7, 2014

Pet food supplier the Honest Kitchen is consolidating and adding capacity to distribution of its line of FDA-Approved, 100% Human Grade whole foods for pets, throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

October 6, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri-based Huttig Building Products named Ken Schmitt as regional VP of the Northeast. 

In his new role, Schmitt will be responsible for Huttig locations in Augusta and Saco, Maine; Newington, Connecticut; Taunton, Massachusetts;  Hooksett, New hampshire and Selkirk, N.Y. 

October 2, 2014

Rent-A-Center appointed Jana Kelly to the post of VP inventory management. Reporting to John Butler, senior VP supply chain, Kelly is charged with leading the forecasting, inventory planning, allocation and replenishment of all domestic store products.

September 29, 2014

George Leon, senior VP of research firm Naxion, will lead a discussion on the consumer market during the upcoming Home Improvement Research Institute’s Fall Conference.

The event will take place Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemnont, Illinois. 

September 26, 2014

Family owned hand-tool supplier Channellock is keeping it in the family and promoting within its ranks, with Jonathan DeArment replacing his father William as the company's new president and COO.

Effective Oct. 1, 2014, DeArment will transition from his current role as VP manufacturing and engineering