Bradley Farnsworth to speak at ProDealer Industry Summit
Bradley T. Farnsworth, president of The Farnsworth Group, will be among five speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tenn.
Farnsworth created the research-based consulting firm to serve the home improvement, residential building and commercial construction industries. He has ammassed a wealth of experience in category management, store positioning, market segmentation analysis and hybrid market concept development.
Prior to launching The Farnsworth Group, he was VP marketing and director of research for the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), where he played a key role as executive director in establishing the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), which HCN is closely affiliated.
Additionally, Farnsworth has served in a VP capacity with Management Horizons, the market research and consulting division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The ProDealer Industry Summit, which is hosted jointly by HCN and the NLBMDA, will take place in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 23-25 and will provide educational and networking opportunities for dealers, distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers.
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.