Epicor names LBM team
Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business software solutions, has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to lead its lumber and building materials (LBM) segment.
Cary Anderson, currently director of the Epicor lumber software development team, will manage LBM operations, which include product development, professional services and support. Bob Chamberlain, formerly of Hope Lumber & Supply, will run the Epicor LBM sales organization.
Epicor merged with Activant Solutions earlier this year as part of a deal where Apax Partners, a private equity firm, acquires both of the software solutions providers.
McCoy’s promotes Jones to VP field support
San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted Meagan McCoy Jones to the position of VP field support.
In her new position, Jones will continue to focus on improving the efficiencies of the 83-store lumber and hardware retailer.
Jones is the fourth generation to work in her family business, who joined the business in 2005. She was named a 2011 San Marcos Shining Star Under 40 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a blessing to do what I love every day with a family and team I care about even more,” Jones said. “Our task is to give our customers the best products with the finest service possible, and it is a blast. We will continue to grow as people, grow our company, and innovate in our industry – we have a strong future ahead of us.”
Jones is a member of the Board of Directors of McCoy Corporation and serves the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) as co-chair of the legislative committee. She is also a Trustee of LUMPAC, LAT’s political action committee, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.
Jones joined McCoy’s working as part-time salesperson at the retailer’s Georgetown, Texas location while pursuing her Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas. Upon graduation, she joined McCoy’s full-time in the Corporate Development department with the specific goal of learning all facets of the company’s headquarters operations. During that time, Jones also worked with the Texas Legislature on behalf of McCoy’s to revise the Business Franchise Tax, Lien Laws and more recently tax exemption procedures for agriculture and timber industries.
McCoy’s Building Supply was named the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year by Home Channel News.
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Agency proposes flood damage standard for building materials
ASTM International, one of the world’s largest international standards development agencies, has proposed a new standard that will provide a comprehensive way to evaluate building materials used in basements and other below-base flood elevation construction.
The proposed new standard will establish methods for determining flood damage resistance ratings (either acceptable or unacceptable) of materials and assemblies for use below the lowest floor of new and substantially damaged structures, in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program’s requirements for being flood damage-resistant.
The proposed new standards may be used as evaluation criteria for manufacturers to evaluate their products and for local building officials to use when enforcing requirements for materials in below-BFE construction.
"The end goal is to have materials certified as flood damage-resistant, to facilitate consistent use of building code provisions for materials used in below-BFE construction," said Julia Moline, a project engineer with Dewberry and a member of ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings.
"Designers and developers who specify flood damage-resistant materials in building design and construction, building officials enforcing building code provisions and homeowners seeking certified flood damage-resistant materials will all benefit from the proposed standard, once it has been approved," Moline said. The ASTM committee on this standard next meets in April 2012.
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