Versatex expands Max dimensions
Versatex Max extruded cellular PVC sheets rolled out 2×8, 2×10 and 2×12 board versions of its 1.5-in. thick product.
In announcing the launch, Versatex president John Pace called the new 2x trimboard “a rapid response to feedback from the people in the field who have been working with the extra-thick 1½-in. PVC sheet we rolled out this spring.”
The idea, according to the company, is to bring the convenience of dimensional lumber to producers of laminated pergola beams, custom mouldings, corbels, spindles and other fabricated items.
The Max product initially launched in 48-in.-wide sheets. “For a lot of applications, the same thickness in a 8-in., 10-in. and 12-in. width is easier to handle,” Pace said. “Now fabricators will be able to save lamination steps and get the job done faster.”
Versatex Max Trimboard is manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies of Pittsburgh.
Thomas Wright named CFO at Sterling Construction
Thomas Wright has been appointed to the executive VP and CFO title at Sterling Construction, effective Sept. 25.
Wright will be replacing Kevan Blair, who will transition into the role of senior VP of corporate finance.
"Tom’s strong experience in a broad range of critical planning, analysis and capital allocation functions makes a perfect fit to take over leadership of our financial organization," said Sterling president and CEO Peter MacKenna. "We look forward to working with him as we progress in driving the transformation that is underway across our operations. We would also like to thank Kevan Blair for his outstanding performance while serving as our interim CFO and for assuming his new role of senior vice president of corporate finance."
Wright has more than 20 years of financial management experience. Previously, he was CFO of St. Marys/CBM, a cement and concrete company in Toronto. Prior to that, he worked for global mineral drilling services and products manufacturer Boart Longyear in various senior management capacities. He also held similar roles at Wendy’s International, Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase Company) and Allied Signal Incorporated (now Honeywell International Inc.).