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Beacon Roofing Supply makes a couple executive appointments

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Beacon Roofing Supply has announced the appointment of Brendan P. Daly as chief supply chain officer and Patrick G. Murphy as EVP business improvement.

“I am excited to work with Brendan again and have him join the Beacon team," said president and CEO Paul Isabella. "Through working with him at Cooper Industries, The Stanley Works, and GE, I know that his strength in strategic and tactical planning and implementation will be a benefit for Beacon as we continue to drive continuous improvement through our purchasing and supply chain organization. He will be able to build upon Pat Murphy’s great work in building our supply chain organization and this will allow Pat to return to an operational improvement role. These moves further will strengthen Beacon’s senior management team.”

Daly brings over 25 years of experience to the table in sourcing, logistics, transportation and purchasing for manufacturing and distribution sites. He will be leaving his position as VP of Supply Chain-Americas at Zodiac Pool Systems. He has also worked in various supply chain-related roles for Cooper Industries, The Stanley Works and General Electric. Daly will relocate from San Diego to Herndon, Va. for his new role.

Meanwhile, Murphy touts over 25 years with Beacon, having been promoted to an EVP role in 2011. Murphy will assist Daly in his transition and will lead business improvement initiatives, largely acquisition-related, across the company in his new role. He will remain with Beacon’s South Division headquarters in Goldsboro, N.C.

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Ohio USG plant receives OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star

BY HBSDEALER Staff

In a town called Gypsum, Ohio, a USG Corp. manufacturing plant has been awarded the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star.

OSHA officials presented the award on Mon. during a ceremony at the plant, where USG Gypsum’s 230 employees were present.

“A few years ago the team was challenged with what we can do to further raise the bar on safety and decided that pursuing VPP Star status would modify our safety focus and make us better,” said Bill St. Leger, plant manager. “We greatly value our partnership with OSHA, and it has helped our team become even better at operating a safe workplace.”

The Gypsum plant’s record involves over 3.6 million safe work hours, as well as 2,517 days without a lost-time injury.

USG was also a founding member of the National Safety Council in 1914. In total, 12 USG plants and three L&W Supply branches have been awarded the Star.

The Star designation, the highest honor within the VPP, requires safety and health initiatives that go above and beyond standard OSHA regulations. USG Gypsum is one of fewer than 2,500 worksites (out of 8 million) across the U.S. to achieve the designation.

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3M Window Film builds two new facilities in Asia-Pacific region

BY HBSDEALER Staff

3M Company is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region via two new manufacturing facilities for its window film business.

The facilities, located in China and Singapore, will help meet the growing demand for the company’s automotive, residential and commercial window films.

“3M’s investments in these new production sites are important to serve the growing needs and demand in the Asia-Pacific region," said Tim Thornton, global business director for 3M Window Film. "In addition to the plant investments, we continue to make substantial investments in research and development. The quality and quantity of exciting new products and technologies being developed in our labs is at an all-time high and reinforces 3M’s strong commitment to innovation."

The company has also made recent investments in its U.S. factories for clean coating and converting.

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