Carter Lumber expands in Charlotte
Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber continues down the expansion trail by opening a new location on the north side of Charlotte.
The facility located at 4401 Pete Brown Rd. in Charlotte made its first deliveries Monday, five days after taking possession.
“Carter Lumber’s growth plan is to expand and make investments into markets within our existing footprint,” said Jeff Donley, president and chief operating officer for Carter Lumber. “Entering the Charlotte market is a natural extension of our progression in the Southeast, and we look forward to building relationships with customers and being the best lumberyard in the market.”
With two facilities in the market, Carter Lumber will now be able to provide service from the south side with our lumberyard in Rock Hill, South Carolina (35 miles away), and the north side with this new location. The 14-acre full service lumberyard will offer rough framing lumber, engineered components and place a heavy emphasis on millwork products.
Managing the market operations will be a team led by Brandon Kujawski and Brian Massie.
“As we expand our southeast operations, we were looking for a location to support the growth of our core business in lumber and millwork. Having this second location is a great start to let us work toward becoming Charlotte’s employer of choice and the professional builder’s supplier of choice, said Kip Gleckler, senior VP field operations for Carter Lumber.
Carter operates more than 144 stores and manufacturing facilities in 12 states.
WOLF adds Poly-Ash Moulding to its lineup
WOLF has a new collection in its arsenal. Its Poly-Ash Moulding is a new line of exterior trim made with more than 70% recycled material that seeks to correct the limitations of wood and PVC.
The mouldings are made with Boral TruExterior Trim and are manufactured entirely in the U.S. They’re also covered by Boral TruExterior Trim’s 20-year limited warranty once painted.
Designed with durability in mind, the mouldings offer resistance to rotting, cracking, splitting and termites, and they eliminate the need for end-sealing or special adhesives.
They come in five designer profiles and 11 additional special order profiles, and they’re easy to cut, rout, miter and shape.
The line is now available exclusively to independent dealers across the 33 states in WOLF’s network.
Thompson River joins APA
Kamloops, British Columbia-based Thompson River Veneer Products Ltd., a dry veneer supplier and plywood producer, has joined the APA – The Engineered Wood Association.
The APA Board of Trustees approved the Canadian plywood manufacturer for membership, making it the fourth supplier of its kind to join the organization this year.
"We are pleased to include Thompson River Veneer Products in our growing family of Canadian plywood manufacturers," said Ed Elias, APA president. "We’re working with them now as they transition over to APA’s quality auditing program, and we look forward to extending the full suite of APA’s services."
Thompson River’s membership will be effective Aug. 1, 2014.