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November 20, 2014

Tampa, Florida-based Anvil Paint & Coatings promoted Glenn R. Roth to the position of CEO. 

Roth has worked to develop the Anvil brand for 16 years, and in that time has been present for Anvil’s most recent expansions as the company now occupies more than 55,000 square feet on five acres to produce for national paint sundries and market channels. 

November 18, 2014

Another quarter, another billion-and-a half dollars in earnings for the world’s largest home improvement retailer.

In spite of a widespread data breach and with a new CEO at the helm, the Home Depot reported sales of $20.5 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, a 5.4% increase from the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were positive 5.2%, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 5.8%.

November 16, 2014

US LBM Holdings acquired K-I Lumber & Building Materials of Louisville, Kentucky, bringing  the US LBM footprint to 90 locations across 14 states.

The move pushes the number of US LBM divisions 15, and brings into the fold a territory with which US LBM CEO L.T. Gibson is familiar – Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

November 13, 2014

Oklahoma City-based building products distributor Cedar Creek will soon open a new location in Lubbock, Texas. 

The company already serves 32 states from 24 total facilities.

According to Cedar Creek's CEO Bill Adams, "Although we have serviced West Texas for many years from other locations, having a local branch will enable us to provide even better service to these important customers." 

November 11, 2014

PPG Industries announced that Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, has been appointed vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. 

PPG previously announced it had completed its acquisition of Comex.

November 7, 2014

Fastenal CEO Willard Oberton has officially tendered his resignation to the company's board of directors, which has already named a successor in president Leland Hein Jr.

Hein has been with the company since 1985 and has held various sales and managerial roles, including general manager, district manager, regional VP and EVP sales. He has been serving as president since July 2012.

Oberton gave his notice on Nov. 3, stating that he plans to resign, effective Dec. 31, 2014. Hein will step into his new role on Jan. 1.

November 6, 2014

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company created the Hawthorne Gardening Company, a wholly owned subsidiary focused primarily on the emerging areas of indoor and urban gardening products.

November 6, 2014

Boise Cascade Company has elected David Hannah, CEO of Reliance Steel and Aluminum Company, to its board of directors. He will serve on the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.

"David has had a very successful career in both manufacturing and distribution and provides a unique perspective on how we can effectively grow Boise Cascade," said Boise Cascade chairman Duane McDougall.

November 6, 2014

Builders FirstSource has promoted Chad Crow, previously its SVP and CFO, to the title of president and COO.

November 6, 2014

As Fortune Brands reported third-quarter sales and earnings growth, CEO Chris Klein said the company expects to see more in the coming months, despite slightly disappointing economic data.

November 5, 2014

Budget Blinds, acustom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, has partnered with national non-profit

November 5, 2014

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported third-quarter sales that were up 2%, but pointed the finger at oriented strand board pricing in a suggestion that the company could have performed better.

“LP’s financial results continue to be negatively affected by poor OSB pricing,” said Curt Stevens, CEO. “We have seen higher demand for most of our products but less than anticipated due to the anemic housing recovery.”

November 4, 2014

Style Crest, a distributor and manufacturer of specialty building products based in Fremont, Ohio, has reorganized its leadership team.

Under the new executive structure, former CEO Tom Kern will stay on-board as chairman, Bryan Kern will fill his shoes as CEO, and Bill Vogel will serve as EVP sales.

In his new role, Bryan Kern will lead the company together with CFO Ty Frantz. He has been working for the company since 2005, serving in roles such as engineering manager, plant manager and VP operations (his most recent role).

November 3, 2014

From the home improvement industry to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., former Home Depot and Scotts executive Mark Baker was cited as a “top lobbyist” for his work as CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

The Hill newspaper, in its listing of top lobbyists, described Baker, a 36-year flight verteran, as the "drumbeat” behind the general aviation industry.

October 29, 2014

San Diego -- Among the many granular insights delivered by Thomson Research Group CEO Kathryn Thompson at the ProDealer Industry Summit podium, this much was key: Pricing will continue to play a pivotal role in the construction sector recovery. 

"The momentum is improving somewhat, but pricing is still paramount," she explained. 

October 28, 2014

Though Plum Creek Timber Company reported modest sales gains in the third quarter of 2014, the company's outlook for future growth is tempered by a conservative (and realistic) forecast for housing starts, according to the building products supplier.

Housing starts are expected to increase by only 8% in 2014, leading the company to place residential construction activity at a growth rate of about 10% in 2015.

October 27, 2014

It’s not just the annual P.A.W. – Pet Appreciation Week – that has Tractor Supply executives in touch with animal lovers. The company plans to open a pair of HomeTown Pet stores near its store support center in Brentwood, Tennessee in November.

October 23, 2014

In comparison to its performance in the same period last year, Boise Cascade Company reported double-digit sales growth and double the income in the third quarter of 2014.

The growth was expected, given improvements in housing market fundamentals, according to CEO Tom Carlile.

October 23, 2014

Fresh with acquisitions in Orlando, Houston, Dallas and Austin, and motivated by a positive long-term housing industry outlook, Dallas-based Builders FirstSource reported strong sales gains in its third fiscal quarter.

 And even without counting acquisitions, sales showed a healthy gains.

October 21, 2014

CalStar Products' new CFO is Jack Barry, an experienced C-level executive with a wealth of experience in LEAN manufacturing principles.

“Jack’s diversity of experience, across a variety of categories and company sizes, brings key knowledge as CalStar continues its growth trajectory from startup to leading building products company,” said CalStar CEO Joel Rood. “In particular, his knowledge of LEAN principles and ability to maximize internal efficiencies will help CalStar maximize its high-volume manufacturing capabilities.”

October 21, 2014

Despite new energy-related regulations, Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin said North America continues to deliver healthy sales results for the Stockholm, Sweden-based company.

In its third quarter, Electrolux operating income increased almost 30% to SEK 1.4 billion ($194 million).

October 20, 2014

Indianapolis -- Do it Best Corp. distributed more than a $100 million in member rebates during the co-op's annual shareholders meeting Sunday night. 

It was the 11th consecutive year of $100 million-plus rebates, and another chance for CEO Bob Taylor to present his state-of-the company report -- emphasis on members growing their business and overcoming challenges.

October 17, 2014

Mooresville, North Carolina-based Amerock Hardware, a manufacturer of cabinet hardware, has a new president and CEO in Michael Marchi.

“I’m excited for this new position," said Marchi. "Amerock has a great brand, with a proud legacy. That’s one of the reasons I came here. The attraction for me was Amerock’s history and its even brighter future. The strength of brand, market position and product portfolio all backed by a solid reputation; that makes for tremendous opportunity.”

October 17, 2014

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ third-quarter sales and earnings growth were aided by new technologies and North American economic expansion, said CEO Charles Bunch. 

The company reported third-quarter net sales from continuing operations of $3.94 billion, up 4%. Net income was $377 million, up from $226 million in the year-ago period. 

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