Personnel Updates

• Ace Hardware Corp. (55) appointed Kirk Armstrong to the position of VP of Distribution and Supply Chain Innovation.

• Hancock Lumber Co. Inc. (19) has announced that beginning in January 2020 Paul Wainman will become the new president of the company. Current President Kevin Hancock will continue to serve as CEO and Chairman.

• Higginbotham Bros. & Co. LLC (16) recently named Aaron Cox as General Manager at the Midlothian, TX, location. Keith Johnson has been appointed General Manager at the Stephenville, TX, location, and Tony Quinn is the new General Manager at the Eastland, TX, site.

• McCoy’s Building Supply (65) announced Julio Lopez has been appointed as Store Manager of McCoy’s Carlsbad, NM, location and Tyler Louis has been named Manager of the company’s Palestine, TX, store.

• PPG Architectural Coatings (48) has appointed Steve Pocock as VP, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Industry Insight

• U.S. Lumber, Inc. announced that all of its Boston Cedar and NILCO locations will now be under the U.S. Lumber banner.


Mergers and Acquisitions

• Kodiak Building Partners acquired Jenkins Lumber & Hardware, a pro-oriented lumber and building materials dealer based in Alpine, WY.

• MWP Building Supply reported that it has acquired Blue Ridge Builders Supply Inc. The company will be known as MWP Blue Ridge Building Supply.

• SRS Distribution has acquired Roofers Supply, Inc., an independent distributor of residential and commercial roofing products based in Salt Lake City, UT.

• US LBM Holdings has acquired Forge Lumber Co. Inc. with locations in Cincinnati, OH, and Kentucky.


Real Estate

Do it Best Corp. has recently opened a new 20,000 square foot Russell Building Supply location in Auburn, AL.

• Higginbotham Bros. & Co. LLC recently celebrated the grand re-opening of its Mineola, TX, location.

• L&W Supply has opened its latest branch in Glendale, AZ. Armando Marroquin will serve as the Branch Manager.

• National Lumber Co. announced plans to open a full line lumber yard in Kingston, MA, within the year.