Content about Purchasing

June 7, 2011

The Merit Group, a nationwide distributor of paint sundries that does business as Lancaster and Five Star, has announced the appointment of Mike Smith as its new VP procurement. Smith will succeed Pat Rourke, who served as VP procurement since 2003.

Smith has been in the role of president of Merit Supply, a division of the Merit Group specializing in the automotive aftermarket, for the past 11 years and will continue to oversee this division in his new role. Prior to that, Smith held the positions of VP purchasing and purchasing director from 1992 to 2000. 

March 14, 2011

A man who worked at a Raleigh, N.C., lumberyard was arrested and jailed on March 9 for allegedly using a credit card belonging to his employer, according to an article in the News and Observer. 

Kendryl Direlle Garner, 42, was accused of making $797.40 in unauthorized purchases in April using the credit card of his employer, American Woodyards, a supplier of custom, cut and specialty lumber. 

September 28, 2010

A moderated discussion featuring representatives from ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer, and Standard Pacific,...

November 6, 2008

John Stiborek has more than 20 years of experience with positions as director of purchasing...

October 19, 2008

Carter Lumber, the Kent, Ohio-based pro dealer, has announced three management changes....

September 29, 2008

Carter Lumber, the Kent, Ohio-based pro dealer, has announced three management changes....