New Holland, Pennsylvania-based Superior Walls of America is now "of America" -- and then some.
The producer of precast concrete insulated wall systems has expanded its operations into Canada with two new licensees that will be manufacturing precast concrete foundation systems.
Superior Walls Alberta (located near Calgary) will be offering Superior Walls Xi products throughout Alberta, and Superior Walls by Magnis (based in Beausejour) will provide Superior Walls Xi Plus throughout Manitoba.
Sears Canada is opening up a new fulfillment center in Calgary, Alberta that will serve customers in Western Canada who use the Sears Direct channel.
The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility will feature advanced product and packaging systems to increase efficiency in packing and shipping small-ticket items available through Sears Canada's catalogues and ecommerce website. The addition of the facility is expected to save an average of 1 to 2 days in delivery time for most customers in Western Canada.
Sears Canada is closing three downtown stores in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. The move follows an announcement last month by Sears Holdings, the majority owner of Sears Canada, that it will raise about $770 million by spinning off parts of its business and selling prime real estate.
Tim-Br Marts has appointed John Steen as CFO. A senior financial executive, Steen has operational experience across a range of sectors, primarily in agribusiness/retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, and energy.
Steen, who will be based out of the company’s Calgary, AB office, will report directly to president and CEO Tim Urquhart.
He has held executive roles at a number of organizations, including UFA Co-operative Limited, Ontario Power Authority, and in South Africa at Teves Group.
Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing, siding and other exterior building products, has announced the acquisition of Enercon Products, a roofing distributor with six locations in western Canada. Headquartered in Edmonton, Enercon also has branches in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon, along with two branches in Vancouver. It generated annual sales of approximately $45 million in 2010.