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Industry analyst to address ProDealer Industry Summit

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Kathryn I. Thompson, CEO and director of research at the Thompson Research Group, brings over 15 years of experience to analyzing, modeling and advising investors on the construction material industry. 

Thompson will share her thoughts on the industry with the ProDealer Industry Summit, Oct. 28-30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.  

Thompson was named the Financial Times/Starmine Stock Picker of the year in Construction Materials in 2010, 2012 and 2013. She has been a guest on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg, while being quoted regularly in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune and Bloomberg. 

The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber and building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers and the manufacturers that supply them. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices with leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages networking and personal interaction.

To learn more about the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit, presented jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and HCN, and to take advantage of the early bird registration rate, click here.

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Chelsea Building Products adds R&D engineer

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Chelsea Building Products has hired Matthew Coulson as its research and development engineer specializing in proprietary PVC formulations. As part of Chelsea’s research department, Coulson will focus on the continued improvement of their PVC and composite PVC formulations.
 
Coulson has nearly 20 years of experience in chemical engineering and polymer science. Coulson holds a Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.
 
Mark Ammer, Director of Operations and Research/Development of Chelsea Building Products stated that, “Matt brings a wealth of knowledge on polymers in industrial and commercial applications. He is a great fit in our organization as we are always looking to improve the properties and performance of our extrusion products.”

 

 

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Monkey Bar Storage expands its offerings

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Rexburg, Idaho-based Monkey Bar Storage is expanding its product lineup to include Swisstrax flooring for its North American customers.

The selection process was extensive for Tyler Patterson, Monkey Bars flooring specialist. “Quickly, I found that Swisstrax provides the best quality, products and durability,” said Patterson.

The addition of Swisstrax provides an alternative for customers living in areas that preclude the use of Monkey Bars’ typical concrete floor coatings, as these tend to become damaged over time in areas with high water tables. Swisstrax tiles provide passage for moisture through to the concrete, saving the floor covering from damage.

Swisstrax tiles also stand up to ultraviolet rays, harmful chemicals and heavy weight.

Additionally, the tiles can be packed up and moved from house to house.

They come in 19 colors and various finish options.

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