Amerhart promotes Dave Destiche to VP marketing
Building materials distributor Amerhart has promoted Dave Destiche to VP marketing as part of a larger move to fill three key management positions.
Destiche will transition from his most recent role as branch manager of Amerhart-Sun Prairie. The Green Bay native brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the table and will be in charge of the company’s wood product marketing effort.
Destiche will be replaced by Ryan Chandler, who will assume his former branch manager role.
Amerhart is a prominent building materials distibutor in the Midwest, with seven locations in Wisconsin, Illionis, Michigan and Minnesota.
LP Building Products launches LP SolidStart LPI 530
LP Building Products has released the new LP SolidStart LPI 530 I-Joist in the West Coast region.
The I-Joist is bolstered by an LP SolidStart LVL flange — 1-5/16 in. x 2-1/16 in. (53mm) wide — for optimal load bearing capacity and performance, making it less likely to split, shrink, twist, warp or bow than solid sawn lumber. The flange is available in depths ranging from 9-1/2 in. to 16 in.
“By adding the LPI 530, we’ve provided an LVL-flanged I-Joist solution for the West Coast residential market,” said Kim Rogers, EWP product manager for LP Building Products. “Because of its light weight and long lengths, the LPI 530 installs quickly, helping save time and money as well as allowing for more open floor plans. The new LVL flange also has Douglas-fir nailing equivalency for attaching the floor sheathing.”
The I-Joists provide room for HVAC and plumbing and will be manufactured at the LP Building Products engineered wood products mill in Red Bluff, Calif.
Fiberon teams up with five new distributors
Fiberon has forged a series of new distributor relationships across the country in an effort to expand its footprint.
“Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with a number of exceptional distributors around the country,” said Doug Mancosh, president of Fiberon. "These new relationships with service-oriented distributor experts complement our existing channel network and will bring our extensive line of industry-leading composite decking and railing products to important new markets.”
The PVC and composite decking manufacturer has teamed up with Coastal Forest Products in Bedford, N.H.; Consolidated Distribution Services in New Jersey; J.M. Thomas Forest Products in Boise, Idaho, and Ogden, Utah; Lumberman’s Wholesale in Montgomery, Ill.; and Monsma Marketing, which serves lumberyards and home improvement centers in Michigan and Indiana.
The combined reach of the new agreements will bring Fiberon’s products to Long Island, New England, the tri-state region, portions of the midwest and a chunk of the Rocky Mountains region.