Parker Lumber to close in Florida
After 77 years, Parker Lumber is closing in Maitland, Fla., to make way for a commuter rail station, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.
The Florida’s Department of Transportation wants almost two acres of the property for an entryway and a 125-space parking lot at a proposed station just north of City Hall. A department spokesman said the deal with Parker Lumber won’t be final until late December, but the price tag is about $1.5 million.
Lumber orders and hardware sales have declined since 2006, owner Larry Parker told the newspaper. The business his great-grandfather started as a sawmill in 1934 will begin a liquidation sale soon, he said.
NBMDA announces new board members
The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) has announced it new board of directors for 2012. Paul Vella of Atlantic Plywood will serve as president, with Michael Darby of Capital Lumber Co. in the president-elect position.
The remaining officers are VP Donald Schalk of C.H. Briggs Co.; treasurer Robyn Pollina of Palmer-Donavin Mfg. Co.; and immediate past-president Brian Schell of Parksite.
The NBMDA board is comprised of industry executives from both distributor and manufacturer member firms within the building and woodworking material industry.
Distributor directors serving in 2012 include Ken Hager of Amerhart, Ray Prozillo of A&M Supply, Bill Sauter of OHARCO, and Rick Turk of Metro Hardwoods.
Manufacturer directors include Mark Carlisle of M.L. Campbell, Jeff Muller of Panolam Industries International, Dan Pickett of Knape & Vogt Co., Greg Pray of Columbia Forest Products, Karl Ruedisser of Blum, and Chris Schlabach of VT Industries.
WOLF PVC Decking earns building code compliance
York, Pa.-based WOLF, the supplier of kitchen cabinets and building products, has received code compliance approval for its WOLF PVC Decking.
This approval was issued following product testing by ATI Evaluation Services, a division of Architectural Testing, which measures product performance for 90 of the top 100 U.S. building product manufacturers, the company said.
The code report shows the technical information and professional evaluation that WOLF’s PVC Decking is compliant with the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) 2009 International Building and Residential Codes, according to WOLF.
The code report covers the product’s 12-ft., 16-ft. and 20-ft. lengths in both the New England Grey and Avalon Sand colors.