New kitchen ceilings on offer from Armstrong
In time for the holiday season, Armstrong Residential Ceilings has unveiled two new design options for the kitchen.
“During the holidays, there always seems to be a group gathering in the kitchen sharing stories and tips," said marketing manager Lori Rowley. "We want to help make your kitchen a great place to create wonderful memories in. Armstrong has an array of products that can make a kitchen stunning and distinct."
WoodHaven Ceiling Planks offer ease of use with prefinished, maintenance-free components that are easy to install. The detailed beadboard adds texture to the room (that also camouflages popcorn ceilings) and is available in white, weathered gray, light bamboo, knotted rustic pine and more.
Meanwhile, Metallaire Decorative Ceilings bring fashion-forward tin ceiling tiles to the DIY market. They’re available in a variety of patterns and metallic sheens.
In case customers are thinking beyond their ceiling space, Armstrong suggests using WoodHaven for wainscoting or Metallaire as a kitchen backsplash.
Plum Creek completes acquisition
Plum Creek Timber Co. completed the acquisition of approximately 501,000 acres of industrial timberlands, associated mineral and wind assets, and interests in approximately 109,000 acres of high-value rural and development quality lands from MeadWestvaco Corp.
“Through this cash-accretive transaction, Plum Creek meaningfully grows our core timber management business, while also adding to our land and non-timber resources businesses,” said Rick Holley, CEO. “By significantly increasing our assets in the Southeast, we expand our presence in key markets, enhance our ability to service customers and are well positioned to capture value from these assets as markets continue to improve.”
Plum Creek owns about 6.8 million acres of timberlands in major timber-producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
Versatex Trimboard hires regional rep
Pittsburgh-based Versatex Trimboard hired Dan Smith as a market development specialist for western New York and southeast Canada.
Smith is based in Canandaigua, N.Y. Until recently, he was a sales representative for Lakeside Quality Building Products in Ontario, N.Y.
"Dan brings an outstanding combination of practical knowledge and customer-focused attitude to his new position," said Versatex VP of sales Rick Kapres. "He understands business and he knows his way around a job site, so he appreciates the challenges that a contractor faces in the field."
Smith will report to Versatex regional sales manager Mark Rossi.