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ABC Supply names new operations executive

BY Brae Canlen

ABC Supply, the nation’s largest distributor of roofing, has promoted Mike Boggs to director of operations, a newly created position. In his new role, Boggs is responsible for championing, developing and implementing critical operational initiatives, including continued improvement of the company’s Customer Service Delivery System (CSDS), inventory management, fleet optimization, outside sales management, response to storms, and the leveraging of technology to enhance internal service quality and customer service. 

The former national accounts manager since 2008, Boggs joined ABC Supply in 1989. During his more than two decades with the company, Boggs also has served in such roles as national account executive, merchandising manager for the Midwest region, sales and marketing manager for the Midwest region, low-slope roofing sales associate covering Southern Wisconsin, and outside sales associate in the company’s Madison, Wis., branch.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply was founded by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982. In addition to roofing, the company sells siding, windows, decking and other exterior building products. The company has more than 450 branches in 44 states and is dedicated exclusively to serving professional contractors.

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No deal: Cedar Creek and WWP end talks

BY HBSDealer Staff

Oklahoma City-based building products distributor Cedar Creek and Wholesale Wood Products of Dothan, Ala., ended merger discussions, Cedar Creek announced Thursday.

"Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were not able to get to a mutually acceptable agreement with Wholesale Wood Products," said Bill Adams, CEO of Cedar Creek. 

WWP’s Chuck Harris said the discussions ended on the best of terms. 

In May 2010, Cedar Creek was recapitalized by Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners with plans to grow the company beyond its current 17-state trade area. 

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Great Southern acquires treating plant

BY HBSDealer Staff

A subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Preserving acquired a wood treating plant in Mansura, La., formerly owned by Elder Wood Preserving.

Great Southern CEO Jimmy Rane said the two companies have similar cultures. "Our involvement will simply enable that plant to bring more products and more resources to its customers than ever before while allowing us to expand our footprint," he said. 

Elder Wood has been an industry leader for more than 30 years, he added.

Great Southern, based in Abbeville, Ala., is a leading producer of pressure treated pine lumber. The company was established in 1970. 

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