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ABC to open in La Crosse, Wis.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

In La Crosse, Wis., Garrett Meyer was named as branch manager of ABC Supply’s newest location.

The building products distributor will open officially on Feb. 17 at 2325 Enterprise Ave., in La Crosse.

The branch will offer steep-slope and low-slope roofing products and systems, siding, gutter, windows, doors and related products and services.

Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply had a temporary location in La Crosse following a storm in 2011 and has been working to establish a permanent location in the area since then, said Wisconsin district manager Jeff Ploch. In the meantime, the company has served area contractors from its branches in Baraboo, Wis., and Chippewa Falls, Wis. 

“We’re excited to become a permanent part of the La Crosse community,” Ploch said. “We look forward to strengthening our relationships with the area’s contractors and giving them the high level of service they expect."

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Weyerhaeuser has a new VP Southern Timberlands

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Weyerhaeuser has named John Enlow VP Southern Timberlands, effective Feb. 24.

Enlow is joining the company from Rayonier. In his most recent role, he served as director of the Atlantic and Northern Timberlands regions.

"John has a real passion for achieving excellence and a proven track record in developing people," says Hunter. "He shares our company values and brings broad experience to this role, including forestry, business development, procurement, finance and sales. John will be an outstanding addition to our team and I look forward to the contributions he’ll make on our journey to become truly great."

Enlow’s appointment fills a vacancy the company had open since Rhonda Hunter was promoted to SVP Timberlands last December.

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NBMDA recognizes longtime members

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Building products distributor Lumbermen’s of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lensing Building Specialties of Evansville, Ind., were among a group of distributors recognized for multiple decades of membership with the North American Building Material Distribution Association. 

"We are honored to have such a dedicated membership base," said NBMDA executive VP Kevin Gammonley. "It is the dedication of our members that allows NBMDA to continue to provide valuable networking and the ideal environment for fostering business connections." 

The group recognized the following distributors:

For 60 years of membership: Lensing Building Specialties, Evansville, Ind.; and Wimsatt Building Materials Corp., Wayne, Mich.

For 50 years of membership: Aetna Plywood, Maywood, Ill.; and Diamond Hill Plywood Co., Darlington, S.C.

For 30 years of membership: Lumbermen’s, Grand Rapids, Mich.

For 25 years of membership: Darant Distributing Corp., Denver, Colo.; and White-Wood Dist., Winnepeg, Canada

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