Personnel Updates

• 84 Lumber Co. (50) has hired Troy Dally as the company’s new Chief Procurement Officer.

• Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (32) announced that it has appointed Julian Francis as its new President and CEO.

• Do it Best Corp. (147) has named Todd Hixson as the company’s LBM Business Development Manager, a new leadership position. The company also announced Josh Ratcliff will move into the role of Division Manager for Lumber and Reload Operations, Joe Corah will serve as the newly created Division Manager for Panels, Distribution and Specialty Products, and Jean Fahy will take over as the Division Manager of Building Materials.


Industry Insight

• Ace Hardware Corp. has named Benjamin Moore its preferred paint supplier and will offer an assortment of Benjamin Moore paints to participating Ace stores by spring 2020.


Mergers and Acquisitions

• The Carter Lumber Co. has acquired four yards, a truss plant, and a kitchen warehouse location formerly operated by New Jersey pro dealer DuBell Lumber.


Real Estate

• ABC Supply Co. Inc. has recently opened new locations in Ypsilanti, MI, Twinsburg, OH, Boise, ID, and Stockton, CA.

• Alexander Lumber Co. has opened its latest location in Iowa City, IA. The new lumberyard features a new retail sales facility, as well as a warehouse and large lumber shed.

• The Carter Lumber Co. announced plans to open a new prehung door manufacturing facility in York County Pennsylvania.

• L&W Supply has recently opened three new locations in California, Idaho and Wisconsin. The company also opened a new location in Green Bay, WI, which replaces an older branch.

• Orgill Inc. announced it will be expanding its network of distribution facilities with the addition of a 780,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Rome, NY. The company plans for the facility to be fully operational by early 2022.


Technology News

• Lowe’s Companies Inc. has announced plans for a 357,000 sq. ft. global technology center to be constructed in Charlotte, NC.