NorCal city helps lumberyard relocate
The Mill Yard, a Northern California lumberyard, was able to relocate to a better site with the help of its local municipality, according to an article in the Eureka Times Standard.
Owners Laurie Mark and Tanka Chase, who operate the five-acre lumberyard, culminated an eight-year plan to purchase the land and move the lumberyard with the help of the city of Arcata, which provided $225,000 in redevelopment funds to make required public improvements, according to the article.
"Both Laurie and I are very grateful for their business-friendly spirit that paved the way for us to make our new store a reality," Chase said.
The Mill Yard’s lumberyard occupies most of the five-acre lot, and the new 7,000-sq.-ft. store is solar-assist and radiant heated.
Laurie Mark is a former president of the Lumber Association of California and Nevada (LACN).
CertainTeed offers incentives for contractors
Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed announced an incentive program for contractors, including cash rebates, gas cards and a chance to win a car or motorcycle.
“We value our customers, and we’re very proud of the quality products we provide to them,” said Jay Butch, senior marketing manager for CertainTeed’s roofing contractor programs. “Our new incentive programs demonstrate our commitment to their overall success.”
For the second year, CertainTeed goes On the Road Again with the Shingle HOGS program, allowing contractors nationwide who utilize SureStart Plus warranties the chance to win one of nine 2011 Harley Davidson Sportsters or a 2012 Ford Mustang GT.
In addition, five winners per month will get a $200 gas card.
Also, new rebates are available through the No Limits promotion for contractors who purchase CertainTeed products, such as Landmark Solaris, Presidential, Centennial Slate, Highland Slate and others. Rebates range from $1 to $4 per square and are loaded onto a CertainTeed Visa debit card.
ABC Supply promotes regional finance officer
ABC Supply Co. has announced the promotion of Tom Whitcomb to Customer Financial Services director for its Midwest region, based in Fitchburg, Wis.
In his new role, Whitcomb will direct all credit and collection activities for the region, which includes branches in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Whitcomb had served as the region’s manager for Customer Financial Services since 2007. He joined ABC Supply in 2005 as an inside sales associate and manager trainee in Tinley Park, Ill., and later served as branch manager in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Prior to joining ABC Supply, Whitcomb spent nine years with The Home Depot, beginning as a loss prevention manager and ultimately serving as a store manager.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply is the industry’s largest distributor of roofing and exterior building products, with more than 450 branches in 44 states.