BMHC to close California facilities
Building Materials Holding Corp. (BMHC) has announced plans to close two of its BMC West locations, in Merced and Bakersfield, Calif. The company will retain its existing sales force and continue to serve those markets from its BMC West units in Fresno and Modesto.
In a prepared statement, the company blamed the declining housing starts in California’s Central Valley as the reason for the consolidation.
Last week, the San Francisco-based dealer announced it was closing its SelectBuild unit in Tucson as part of a company-wide integration of its two business units, BMC West and SelectBuild, into one organization. A number of underperforming units will be closed over the next six months as part of this consolidation, the company said, although the exact number and locations were not revealed.
Home Depot Foundation framing homes for Habitat project
The Home Depot Foundation is helping frame 48 homes for the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project this week in Mississippi, according to a statement from the charity organization.
The deal is part of the 25th annual “Framing Frenzy” event sponsored by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project taking place in the Gulf Coast through May 16. The week-long event started on May 11.
The Home Depot Foundation has committed more than $600,000 in cash and gift-in-kind products to the project, which aims to build healthy, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. The foundation also lent around 100 volunteers from Home Depot and the company’s vendor partners.
“Their support more importantly is a measure of the commitment they have to families so severely impacted by the hurricanes of 2005,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity.
The homes will be completed by Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by the end of the year.
The Home Depot Foundation has been in operation since 2002, with the goal of building green and affordable homes for families in need.
ProBuild names new marketing vp
ProBuild Holdings has named Lisa Buenzli Peterson as its new vp-marketing, where she will oversee all marketing and communications activities at the pro dealer.
Peterson previously worked as the director of global marketing and product portfolio management at Johns Manville, the Denver-based manufacturer of insulation and commercial and industrial roofing systems. Before joining Johns Manville, she was with McKinsey & Co., the management consulting firm.
Agraduate of the University of Colorado, Peterson holds a B.S. in finance, marketing and international business. She also earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Headquartered in Denver, ProBuild is the largest supplier of lumber and building materials in the United States, with more than 560 locations in 42 states.