Interfor plants flag in Peachtree City
International Forest Products, the largest lumber producer in the state of Georgia, will open an office in Peachtree City, Ga., to serve as a hub for its operations in the southeast United States.
The office is expected to open in early May.
Interfor, which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, has grown significantly over the past years, including expansion into Georgia. Its recent acquisition of Tolleson Lumber Co. of Perry, Ga., increases Interfor’s total lumber production capacity to 2.6 billion board feet, making it one of the top five lumber producers in North America.
With 880 million board feet in Georgia, Interfor is the largest lumber producer in the state.
Interfor employs nearly 800 people at its Georgia operations in Baxley, Swainsboro, Eatonton, Thomaston, Perry and Preston.
Speaking of Peachtree City, Interfor’s senior VP U.S. operations Joe Rodgers said:
"It is a wonderful community for our employees and their families, and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers and mills in this region," said Rodgers. "Access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also supports Interfor’s continental platform and international markets."
Interfor will be located at 700 Westpark Dr. in Peachtree City. The office will house employees in the fields of management, sales, accounting, administration and information technology.
MoistureShield makes significant additions to its distribution network
MoistureShield, the Springdale, Ark.-based composite decking manufacturer, has expanded its presence in the Sunbelt and West Coast regions by adding 12 new distribution locations to its network.
Among the new distributors are Huttig Building Products in Phoenix, Nashville, and Jackson, Miss.; BlueLinx in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; Universal Forest Products in Thornton and Riverside, Calif.; and Intermountain Supply in Spokane, Wash.
"With the economy turning and home equity on the rise, people are beginning to invest in their homes again and outdoor living offers a great return on investment," said Brent Gwatney, SVP sales and marketing for MoistureShield. "The sunny states are some of the hottest markets for outdoor living, so we are striving to provide our customers in those states with the highest quality distribution partners."
MoistureShield has an existing presence spanning the U.S. and Canada, with many of its products available in independent lumberyards across North America.
Delta gears up for Fix a Leak Week
Riding the wave of its recent appointment as the EPA’s 2013 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, Delta Faucet is promoting the EPA Watersense "Fix a Leak Week," taking place March 17-23, through consumer education.
"Since the start of the program, Delta Faucet has been a proud WaterSense partner, continuously developing new products and innovations that help save water without sacrificing the experience," said Paul Patton, senior research and development and regulatory manager for Delta Faucet Company. "Repairing dripping faucets or replacing outdated toilets and showers is an easy and cost-effective way for consumers to rid their home of leaks."
Delta’s water conservation tips largely involve product recommendations, such as one for the In2ition shower with H2Okinetic technology, which provides up to 40% water savings compared to standard showerheads.
Additionally, the Delta Riosa toilet is positioned as an alternative to old, inefficient toilets, due in part to its use of just 1.28 gallons of water per flush.
The WaterSense labeled Compel faucet with Touch2O Technology is also touted for its hands-free capabilities.