New GM for Snavely in Denver
Snavely Forest Products announced Bryan Craig has been promoted to general manager of the Snavely Forest Denver Operation.
Craig has been with Snavely since 2002. His responsibilities have included operations manager and assistant general manager. He brings more than 22 years of both retail and wholesale experience in the building products industry.
Craig is replacing Mark Spargo who has since assumed the responsibilities as a National Accounts Manager.
“With a work history as praised and successful as Mark’s, appointing his successor as GM deserved our full attention and due diligence. The overwhelming and unsolicited endorsements for Bryan from customers and colleagues alike validates our decision,” said Steve Snavely, Snavely Forest Products, CEO.
New Lenox blade curves into action
Lenox has introduced its first-ever curved reciprocating saw blade in North America: the Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blade.
"Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blades are designed for the heavy recip user who understands the value of investing in a premium product that will deliver superior cutting performance," said Matt Savarino, brand manager for LENOX. "These blades last up to twice as long as standard straight Lenox recip blades, allowing trade professionals to be more productive on the job and to achieve more efficient results."
Among its key features are its curved design, T2 Technology and its precision-applied titanium coating, which the company says deliver up to two times the cutting life of standard Lenox straight blades.
[See the blade in Ken’s Video Blog here.]
The curved design helped optimize the cutting angle for greater efficiency — and that’s backed up by a series of laboratory tests, the company said.
Meanwhile, the T2 Technology and titanium coating help disperse heat to prolong the life of the saw blade.
The Gold Power Arc is suitable for wood, metal and extreme heavy metal cutting applications, as well as demolition needs.
Builders FirstSource reshuffles DCs in Texas
Builders FirstSource is getting down to business in order to better serve various Texas markets: one, through the opening of a new distribution facility in Conroe, Texas; and two, through the relocation of its existing San Antonio facility.
The new San Antonio location is in Schertz, Texas, approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown. The 90,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office space will be abutted by a few outside storage sheds. It will initially distribute dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, as well as doors and millwork in the near future.
The new 60,000-sq.-ft. Conroe center will be located on the I-45 corridor 40 miles north of downtown Houston. It will include an office space, showroom and warehouse stocked with dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, interior and exterior doors, millwork and various other building products.