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Monkey Bars Storage now offering garage cabinets

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Garage storage company Monkey Bars Storage has recently begun producing its own cabinets, as well as a cabinet bracket that’s designed to hold larger items inside.

The cabinets offer a combination of hardiness and attractive design, with various color options and a contemporary interior design aesthetic.

Cabinets also come with adjustable shelves and can be outfitted with various storage implements to suit one’s needs.

Monkey Bars’ patented garage shelving system holds 1,000 pounds per four feet of shelving and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Columbia Lighting tackles low ceiling LED needs

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Columbia Lighting (a subset of Hubbell Lighting) has answered the call for a low-ceiling LED lighting solution.

The three new energy-efficient fixtures, launched Tuesday, include the LWC Premium Wraparound, the LPT Premium Lensed Striplight and the LRO Lensed Striplight.

All three models are available in multiple color temperatures and can be surface-mounted or suspended. They also provide color rendering of 82 CRI.

The LWC model is designed to compete, efficiency-wise, with market alternatives. The fixture is available in lumen packages ranging from 2,400 to 4,700 nominal lumens with an efficacy up to 96 LPW. It delivers 50,000 hours of smooth, non-pixelated illumination.

The LPT model is meant to replace outdated fluorescent fixtures; the LRO performs the same as the LPT, but is the design match for the company’s LAW and AWN fixtures. They, too, deliver 50,000 hours of illumination, according to the company.

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Mitchell Lewis is now chief at BlueLinx

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BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. has a new president and CEO in Mitchell Lewis, who will be leading the company effective Jan. 20.

Additionally, executive chairman Howard Cohen is stepping down, though he (and Lewis) will both serve as members of the board. Roy Haley, who has been on the board since May 2013, will take Cohen’s place as non-executive chairman.

"After a thorough search, we are convinced that Mitch is the ideal candidate to lead BlueLinx," said Cohen. "We believe his experience in the building products industry and his exceptional track record of driving growth will strengthen BlueLinx and build a bright future for the company."

Lewis, who has been working in the building products industry for approximately 24 years, will be leaving his most recent position as president and CEO of Euramax Holdings, Inc., an international producer of metal and vinyl products serving the residential repair and remodel, commercial construction and recreational vehicle industries.

In the past, he also worked for Amerimax Building Products, Inc. Prior to 1992, he practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

Lewis will also be joining the company’s board of directors.

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