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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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Weyerhaeuser expands Tamko distribution

BY Brae Canlen

Weyerhaeuser has announced the addition of Tamko decking and railing systems to three of its distribution centers in the United States: Baltimore; Pittsburgh; and Easton, Pa. This extends Weyerhaeuser’s Tamko product distribution to 21 of 22 nationwide markets.

“As the housing market picks back up, more builders are demanding fast and simple access to quality building materials,” said Jim Warnke, east division general manager for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. “Homeowner interest in outdoor living is high, and a new or refurbished deck is at the top of the home improvement list for many people. With the addition of Tamko decking and railing at these three distribution centers, we can better serve our customers with a full range of products they need, from structural framing to outdoor living to exterior finishing.”

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