In Nashville, new manager for Cedar Creek
Oklahoma City-based Cedar Creek announced the promotion of Alan Brothers to General Manager of the Nashville, Tennessee location.
Brothers is a graduate of Shorter University and most recently served as sales manager for Cedar Creek – Nashville. Alan began his career with Georgia Pacific and has more than twenty-four years of management experience in both retail and distribution.
Cedar Creek is a leading wholesale building material distribution company with twenty-four locations servicing thirty-two states. In 2010, Cedar Creek was recapitalized by Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners, with the goal of providing flexible capital for the company to grow beyond its current trade areas.
Orgill plans super-DC expansion
Memphis-based Orgill, Inc. has announced plans to increase the size of its Sikeston, Missouri, distribution center by more than 250,000 square feet. This expansion will bring the total size of the state-of-the-art distribution facility to more than 1 million square feet.
“This next phase in the growth of our Mid-America DC is a testament to the growth both Orgill and our retail customers have experienced,” said Orgill Chairman, President and CEO Ron Beal. “We are committed to making investments that will ensure we continue to deliver the highest levels of service to our customers.”
First opened in August of 2009, the Mid-America SuperCenter is Orgill’s largest distribution facility and this expansion will increase its capacity by more than 25%. Construction on the expansion is projected to be completed by year end.
In the six years since the facility opened, business has increased in this facility by more than 45%, according to Randy Willams, Orgill’s general manager – distribution.
“The expansion will enhance our Mid-America operation and our abilities to better service our customers, including our direct import cross docking which services all Orgill’s Distribution Centers,” Williams said. ”Our mission is simple: help our customers be successful. The Orgill team will be able to accomplish this with our expanded operations here in this region and in this state.”
Orgill, which has been headquartered in Memphis since 1847, operates five distribution facilities in the U.S., a stocking flow-through center in Canada, and three export consolidation centers.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the announcement of the expansion.
“It’s rewarding to see firsthand how doing business in Missouri can give a company the competitive edge they need to grow,” Nixon said. “This is Orgill’s second expansion in Sikeston, and it will create more than 70 jobs and provide another boost to this region’s economy.”
ABM Distributing is now the official distributor for Cupa Pizarras
ABM Distributing, Inc. is now the official distributor of Cupa Pizarras slate products in the Midwest.
ABM Distributing will make use of its 40,000-plus square foot facility, which includes a store front and shipping docks.
"As a major supplier of building materials, we strive to carry products that offer durability and sustainability," said ABM Distributing building products specialist Marcin Kaczmarek. "Most importantly, it is crucial that a reputable company stands behind their product. Our extensive contractor network continually relies on us to deliver no-hassle building materials for their projects and Cupa Pizarras slate is a welcomed addition to our already successful line of roofing products and materials. We are proud to be carrying the Cupa Pizarras slate line for our entire Midwest U.S. contractor network."
Cupa Pizarras manufactures natural slate roofing tile and maintains 16 quarries in Spain and 22 processing plants.
"Our continued growth during our 120 years as natural slate producers can only be explained by the continued support of our distributors," said Cupa Pizarras Midwest regional sales manager John Crissie. "Cupa Pizarras today produces one out of every three natural slates supplied around the world, setting the quality standard for the market and ensuring our clients have the best possible product. We are very proud to have ABM Distributing, Inc. as our client, and be a part of their extensive line of roofing products and materials."