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Carter Lumber opens second Atlanta-area yard

BY HBSDEALER Staff

After opening a store in Athens, Ga., in November, Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber today announced the opening of a new yard in the Atlanta area. 

The new location, a former Stock Building Supply unit, is in Oakwood, Ga. It is the company’s second location in the Atlanta area.

“Moving into Atlanta is an evolution of our long-term growth plan to select the right markets, get the best people to service the customers and let them produce immediate positive results,” said Carter Lumber president and COO Jeff Donley. “This business is based on relationships and opening a second location in the Atlanta market shows our commitment to providing the best level of service for our customers.” 

The 14-acre full-service lumberyard will offer rough framing lumber, engineered components and place a heavy emphasis on millwork products, the company said. 

“The warm reception we have received has expedited our timetable for opening this second location and will enable us to provide all the services that the market needs,” said Kip Gleckler, senior VP field operations.

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Therma-Tru shows off new camber top glass shape

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Therma-Tru Corp. has expanded its product line to include a new camber top glass shape, which provides a balance of privacy and light to the home.

"The camber top glass shape is the ideal way to add handcrafted decorative, privacy or specialty glass to a home’s entrance without compromising the homeowner’s privacy or budget," says Derek Fielding, director of product management for Therma-Tru Corp. "This glass shape offers exceptional value to the homeowner and allows light to flow through just the top portion of the door, thus helping protect the privacy of the homeowner."

The budget-friendly camber top is debuting in the Fiber-Classic Mahogany and Oak Collections, Smooth-Star, ProfilesTM and Traditions door lines. In general, it’s complementary to wood-grained, stainable and paintable doors.

Additionally, the camber top is Energy Star qualified and is available in a variety of caming options.

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Vic Carlson named SVP marketing at Hunter Douglas

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Pearl River, N.Y.-based Hunter Douglas, Inc. has welcomed Vic Carlson to its team as its newest SVP marketing.

Carlson, who will report directly to president and COO Ron Kass, is replacing Jim Mathews, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.

"We warmly welcome Vic to Hunter Douglas," said Kass. "With his wealth of consumer marketing experience, Vic is well-suited to take over the Hunter Douglas leadership role in strong, category-building marketing. In addition, Vic will lead efforts to accelerate the development of new digital-based marketing programs designed to drive high brand demand and qualified leads to our dealer partners.”

Previously, Carlson was VP consumer marketing and digital commerce at Panasonic Corporation of North America. He has also had stints in product and consumer brand management with Kraft Foods, Nestle and Mars.

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