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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance DC opens in Jacksonville

BY HBSDealer Staff

San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. 

The new DC is the 39th in the company’s operations network in North America. The company also operates a DC in Lakeland, Fla. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products.

“The location of our newest distribution center will allow us to better service the area," said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. 

"The opening of this DC is part of our commitment to continually evolve and enhance our business to meet the expectations for our customers.”

“The strategic investments in our distribution network have allowed us to add technological advancements, like the Pick-to-Voice order selection system that makes our order accuracy second-to-none, as well as to expand our network to more efficiently serve our customers,” added David Wilson, VP operations of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. 

The opening follows shortly after the opening of the company’s DC in Boston.

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Standard Pacific CEO resigns

BY Brae Canlen

Standard Pacific Homes, the Southern California-based home builder, has announced that CEO Ken Campbell is leaving the company. Campbell will resign from his role as CEO and member of the board of directors on Jan. 1, 2012.

Scott Stowell, the company’s president, will now begin to assume day-to-day management of the company, according to a Jan. 12 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stowell will receive the title of CEO and will join the board of directors in January.

“I have served as Standard Pacific Homes’ CEO for almost three years, which is about as long as a restructuring guy like me should stick around,” said Campbell in a prepared statement. He added that the company’s sales growth this summer is “a strong indicator that our move-up strategy and land acquisition program is going to be successful.”

Stowell served as president of Standard Pacific since March 2011 and previously served as chief operating officer since 2007. He joined the company in 1986 and has held progressive roles, including president of the Orange County division and president of the Southern California region.

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, has built more than 113,000 homes during its 45-year history.  The company operates in many of the largest housing markets in the country, including California, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas, Texas, Colorado and Nevada.

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Obit: Jim Guest, longtime 84 Lumber exec

BY Brae Canlen

Jim Guest, 58, passed away on Sept. 5 of cancer. Guest was a 35-year employee of 84 Lumber and lived in Washington, Pa. He joined the company in 1976 and worked a number of jobs, eventually becoming director of associate development. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Lee Guest, and two adult daughters, Anna Guest-Jelley and Julia Guest. For more information or to add or view tributes, visit beinhauer.com.

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