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Osmose rolls out treated wood app

BY Ken Clark

Now there’s an app for treated wood information from Buffalo, N.Y.-based Osmose for iPhone and Android.

Click here for the iPhone version, and click here for the Android version.

The app was developed to provide information and product knowledge for NatureWood and MicroPro treated wood products, according to the company. The Osmose Treated Wood app features include product benefits, fastener information and green certifications and other building tips.

The company added that its market research has confirmed that builders, contractors and remodelers are increasingly relying on websites and apps for product information and application recommendations.

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Russin Lumber expands outside sales force

BY Ken Clark

Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber has announced the hire of Lauren Litwin to join its expanding outside sales force.

She will work with the company’s existing dealer base on Massachusetts’ North Shore, in southeastern New Hampshire and throughout the state of Maine.

“I’m extremely pleased to be able to add Lauren to our team,” said Jordan Russin, VP for the manufacturer and distributor. “She’s got a great energy and an attitude that will help her to thrive in today’s market environment, and her experience gives her a great understanding of what our customers need to be successful.” 

Russin Lumber covers 13 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The company owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Montgomery, N.Y., and Coronel, Chile.  

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ABC Supply hires chief administrative officer

BY Brae Canlen

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. has named Todd Buehl as VP and chief administrative officer, a newly created position. Buehl will focus on continued growth, including acquisitions, real estate, risk management and internal process improvements.

Buehl comes to ABC Supply from Hendricks Holding Co., where he most recently served as executive VP. During his eight years there, he worked with ABC Supply on many key acquisitions, including its 2010 acquisition of Bradco Supply Corp. He has served on ABC Supply’s board of directors since 2008. Hendricks Holding Co. is affiliated with ABC Supply through common ownership. 

Buehl began his career with William Blair & Co., a Chicago-based global investment banking and asset management firm.

Based in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply is one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing, siding, windows and other exterior building products.  

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