Interfor to close B.C. mill for good
International Forest Products (Interfor) said it will permanently shut down its Queensboro sawmill in New Westminster, British Columbia. The facility had shut down indefinitely in June 2007.
Interfor said the site will be sold and equipment at the mill, which received a $25 million overhaul in 2005, will be redeployed to other Interfor sites or sold.
The decision to close the facility is accompanied by a $21 million after-tax charge, the company said.
In addition to British Columbia, Interfor has operations in Washington and Oregon.
Carpet One Floor & Home names new COO
Carpet One Floor & Home, a subsidiary of CCA Global Partners, has announced the appointment of Scott Wheeler to the post of chief operating officer.
Wheeler most recently served as vp-merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home.
Prior to that, Wheeler served as president of Flooring America before it was acquired by CCA Global Partners in 2000; and as executive vp for Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring, a multi-unit flooring retailer based in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Carpet One Floor & Home is one of North America’s largest floor covering retailers, with more than 1,000 locations in Australia and New Zealand. CCA Global Partners has approximately 3,600 retail locations in all worldwide, under banners including Flooring America and ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings, among others.
Briggs Plumbing names new CEO
Stephen Glaser has been named president and CEO of Briggs Plumbing Products, a Charleston, S.C.-based manufacturer of toilets, sinks and faucets.
Glaser has been with Briggs since 2004, when he joined the company as vp-operations. In 2007, he was appointed general manager.
Prior to joining Briggs, Glaser held positions with appliance-maker Electrolux as well as with electronics giant Sony Electronics. He formerly served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer.
Briggs Plumbing Products is a division of CISA Holdings and manufactures products including toilets, bidets, lavatories, bathtubs, kitchen sinks and the Sayco brand of faucets.