Haier has named Rian Cain senior VP of sales and marketing for Home Appliances and Home Comfort. Mr. Cain comes to Haier with over 30 years of experience in the appliances industry, including 22 years with Maytag Corp.
He will report to Ma Chunyu, COO of Haier America, and will lead all product marketing, sales and branding initiatives for Home Comfort and Home Appliance products.
Phoenix-based Alliance Lumber of Arizona completed the acquisition of Central Arizona Truss (CAT). CAT, also based in Phoenix, designs and manufactures trusses for custom homes, remodels and additions in the Arizona and Southern California areas.
Montreal-based Metaltech introduced the 5 FT Jobsite Series mobile scaffolding system, an improved version of its 4-foot model, the company said.
The new product features security extensions with lateral stabilizers, making it safer to paint, build or renovate. It's equipped with double locking heavy duty 5-inch casters, and can be used as a cart to haul equipment and heavy loads. The scaffold has a load capacity of 900 pounds.
It can also be used as a workbench.
Albuquerque-based Mud Monsters Pond and Landscape Supply has been sold to Randy Kindrick, who has been managing the business for the past four years.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kindrick acquired the company from Savio Engineering and its owners Keith and Valerie Steele. According to the acquisition announcement, the Steeles have decided to solely concentrate efforts on Savio Engineering and recently expanded their business opening a second east coast location in New Jersey.
Dallas-based building materials manufacturer and distributor Eagle Materials reported big sales and earnings gains for the fiscal year ended March 31.
The maker and distributor of cement, gypsum wallboard and other materials reported full year revenues of $642.6 million, an increase of 30%. Net earnings for the year were $57.7 million, up from $18.7 million a year ago.