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Guilford Green is Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year

BY HBSDealer Staff

The future, according to Benjamin Moore, is understated — and agreeably silvery green. The paint company announced that Guilford Green HC-116 would be its 2015 Color of the Year.

Benjamin Moore also released Color Trends 2015, a palette of 23 complementary colors in various green, blue, blush and berry shades.

"We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space," said Ellen O’Neill, creative director at Benjamin Moore. "Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth."

The Benjamin Moore Color Studio drew its inspiration from trends in fashion, textiles, and art, as well as the home design trend of using a monochromatic color scheme that balances various shades of the same hue.

The Color Trends palette includes Maid of the Mist CC-728, Oxford Gray 2128-40, Chantilly Lace OC-65, Radicchio CC-32 and more.

"Homeowners are ready to experiment with color and are more confident with making unique design choices for the home," added O’Neill. "Within each color family in the Color Trends 2015 palette, we offer a spectrum of hues to play with and experiment to find what’s right for any home."

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BlueLinx to distribute Weyerhaeuser products in Southeast

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BlueLinx Corporation has entered into a new distribution agreement with Weyerhaeuser in the Delta Gulf region, which has been effective since Oct. 1.

BlueLinx will now distribute Weyerhaeuser’s engineered wood products in the Southeastern market, including Trus Joist TJI, TimberStrand LSL, Microllam LVL, Parallam PSL and TJ Rim board.

"I am excited about the service posture that BlueLinx brings to this marketplace," said Andri Smith, Weyerhaeuser Southeast region manager. "Their three distribution facilities and six outside reps coupled with our full line of Trus Joist engineered lumber products allow us to continue offering the highest standard of service and support to our dealer and builder partners."

"We’re very pleased with the opportunity to work in the Delta Gulf market with a reputable company like Weyerhaeuser," said Phil Odom, BlueLinx regional VP for the South. "Weyerhaeuser has a long-standing presence in the forest products industry and reliable distribution is an important part of their success. As we moved through the selection process it became clear that our two companies share common values, including a deep commitment to the serving this market and taking care of our customers. We are looking forward to building a strong relationship."

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Tom Grable promoted at TRI Pointe Homes

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TRI Pointe Homes’ Southern California division has promoted Tom Grable to division president, citing his skills in leadership, community development and home design innovations.

“Tom’s talent is obvious to anyone who has worked with him, here at TRI Pointe, or at any point in his impressive career in the building industry,” said TRI Pointe president and COO Tom Mitchell. “He was one of our earliest team members, and with his active involvement in our industry and other community organizations, Tom makes a difference in the lives of others."

In his new role, Grable will be charged with developing and implementing strategy and annual operating plans for the division, as well as building and maintaining external relationships.

“Everything about the new home market in Southern California, from the buyer profiles to the fluctuating trends, is dynamic,” Grable said. “We understand this area, what makes it unique, and how to create a quality product the market will want. As the local housing market evolves, I’m eager to find more innovative ways to achieve even greater success with our customers, with the community and with our team.”

Previously, he was serving as VP project management since joining TRI Pointe in 2010. He has also worked for William Lyon Homes, where he served as project manager, VP Southern California Division and Orange County division manager.

He has also served on the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California’s Board of Directors since 2006, during which year he served as president of the BIA-OC Chapter.

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