Personnel Updates:
84 Lumber announced that long time HR exec Jim Guest passed away after a long term illness.
ENAP’s board of directors has named Stephen Sallah as President and CEO.
Sallah, the organization’s CFO since 2008, has served as ENAP’s acting CEO since the departure of Russ Kennedy at the end of 2010.
PPG announced the promotion of Diane Kappas as VP Environment, Health and Safety.
RONA Inc., has announced the appointment of key appointments to the Communications and Public Affairs team.  These include Michelle Laberge as Senior Director Communications and Public Affairs.  Also new to the team are Senior Advisor, Nadia Goyer. and Sue Cavallucci, Director of Internal Communications.
Universal Forest Products has named David Tutas as General Counsel of the corporation. He succeeds Matthew Missad, who was appointed CEO earlier this year.
Industry Insight:
Orchard Supply Hardware will close in Antioch, CA., before the end of the year.
Real Estate:
Len-Co Lumber Corp. paid $2.95 million for a 60,000-sq.-ft. property in the Town of Tonawanda, N.Y.  Len-Co’s new location, its third, is a former Premier Wines flagship store. Len-Co operates stores in Buffaloand Williamsville, N.Y.  The family owned and operated pro dealer had been searching for a third location for about five years, the newspaper reported. It expects to open next spring in the Tonawandalocation.
Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Centers announced plans to open a new store in Fayetteville, Tenn.  The new store in Fayettevilleis the first of at least two new stores planned for Marvin’s in 2012 and the first store in Tennesseeto take on the company’s new-store format. It will soon be under construction at the former Food Lion shopping center on Huntsville Highway, Highway 431.  
The store, expected to open in February of 2012, will feature a 35,000 square foot home center with an attached lawn and garden center and drive through lumberyard.  
The store will offer a complete line of building materials, electrical, plumbing, paint, millwork, hardware, tools, and lawn and garden products.  Fayettevilleis the first new concept store of several the company hopes to open in the state of Tennessee.
The company opened two new stores in Monroeville, Ala. in May and expects to open Eufaula, Ala., in October of 2011.
Menards will open a new store in Miami Township, Ohio, after demolishing a shopping center it purchased on Aug. 24 for $5.36 million.  The 201,000-sq.-ft. plaza, called Lyons Crossing, was anchored by Walmart before the discount merchant moved to another location. The remaining stores will be torn down to make way for the construction of a $9 million Menards store.
Orchard Supply Hardware opened a new store in South San Jose. The new unit will be the company’s 89th location.  The 60,000-sq.-ft. store is designed with a “racetrack” configuration and features an expanded customer-service area referred to as the “Workbench.” This is where customers will go for help with lock rekeying, custom-cutting of rope, lumber, screens and other materials, pipe threading, and tool and knife sharpening. The paint section has been enlarged, and the store includes a large indoor/outdoor nursery and garden supply area. 
It fills up one of the few remaining empty boxes formerly occupied by Mervyns in Santa Clara County.  The San Jose-based retailer’s 60,000-square-foot store in Princeton Plaza, located at the corner of Meridian Avenue and Blossom Hill Road in South San Jose, will be one of its new-format styles unveiled in Santa Rosa two years ago. The space was occupied since the 1970s by Mervyns, the Hayward-based mid-range department store chain that shut down after declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy. That store was shuttered in early 2009.