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Lumber mill liquidating flooring division

BY Brae Canlen

Clear Lake Lumber, the Spartansburg, Pa., manufacturer of kiln-dried hardwood lumber, is closing its American Made Flooring division and auctioning its inventory of hardwood flooring. Almost 300,000 sq. ft. are on the block, along with the division’s customer list, equipment and display racks.

Clear Lake said it is getting out of the flooring business so it can concentrate on its hardwood lumber manufacturing operation.

Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services is handling the sale, which has already begun online. Bidding will close in rapid succession, live auction style, on Dec. 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST. A preview will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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NJBMDA names new officers

BY Ken Clark

The New Jersey Building Material Dealers Association (NJBMDA) announced its slate of officers and board of trustees. 

Keith Coleman of Hamilton Building Supply will serve as president for 2013 and 2014. Steve Gerard of Black Millwork Co. is VP, and David Bernstein of Mid-State Lumber is treasurer. 

The board of trustees for the association includes Bryan Jaeger, Jaeger Lumber; Stephen Gerard; Neal Herschenfeld, Palisades Lumber; Nick Kuiken, Kuiken Brothers; Jack Cortese, Bridgewater Wholesalers; Al DeCicco, ProBuild; Al Lattaznio, Lattanzio Lumber; Dan Schaffer, Reeb Millwork; Russell Dreyer, Dreyer’s Lumber; and Darren DiMedio, DiMedio Lumber, immediate past president.

Incoming president Coleman’s comments to the NJBMDA members can be found here on the NJBMDA.org website.

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Former FBMA head forms consulting company

BY Ken Clark

Bill Tucker, former president of the Florida Building Material Association and his wife Terri, previously CFO of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply, have formed E to the Third Power Consulting — e3 Consulting. 

Based in Leesburg, Fla., the company will offer leadership training as well as CFO-level services to companies unable to afford a full-time CFO. “E to the third power refers to the three E’s we bring to our clients: experience, expertise and empathy," said Bill Tucker.

In 1992, Bill Tucker started with the Florida Building Material Association as the executive director of the Florida Wood Council and in 1999 became the president of the association — a position he held through December 2011. In addition to leadership training, Bill is an account executive with Schaffer Associates, an executive search and recruiting firm.

Terri Tucker began her career with big-8 accounting firm Deloitte Haskins and Sells. It was during her tenure at Deloitte that she became a certified public accountant. In 2002, Terri became the CFO of Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply, a major Florida independent building supply firm. She served in that capacity until October of this year.

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