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Parr Lumber names manager for Eugene unit

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Scott Wirges has been named store manager of Parr Lumber’s Eugene, Ore. location, effective Nov. 11.

Wirges is returning to the company after a four-year hiatus. Previously, he had held numerous positions with the company between 1991 and 2009. 

Before he joined the building industry as a Copeland Lumber employee, Wirges served in the Marines.

"Scott is known for his high energy, infectious smile and positive influence on his coworkers and customers," said Mike Howell, director of operations for Parr Lumber. "His years of experience and industry knowledge will be a huge asset to our company."

Parr Lumber is based in Hillsboro, Ore. and is the 18th largest building material supplier in the U.S. It operates a total of 32 facilities in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

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Legrand plugs multi-outlet strips for holidays

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Legrand is billing its Plugmold multi-outlet strips as a solution for holiday party hosts beset with additional power needs for appliances, gadgets and decorations.

The strips, which add room for six to 10 outlets, are available in hard-wired DIY kits and cord-ended plug-in models.

Legrand offers up three different varieties of the power strips, including Hardwired Tamper-Resistant Plugmold Kits, which are ideal for kitchen applications and feature built-in shutter systems.

The Cord-ended Plugmold Multi-outlet Strips can be easily mounted in living rooms, kitchens and home offices.

Meanwhile, Plugmold Tough Power Strips come with a diamond plate aluminum cover, 10 outlets and a circuit breaker. They are best-suited for garages and work spaces.

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Snavely hires Forsyth to lead EWP

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Greensboro, N.C.-based Snavely Forest Products hired Jon Forsyth as the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) manager.

Forsyth brings more than 20 years of experience in engineered wood, specifically in the areas of design, optimization and value engineering.

Bryan Kirit, general manager, Snavely-Greensboro said: “Engineered wood is a growing segment of our industry — increasing with greater acceptance every year. We are pleased to have someone come aboard with such extensive experience as Jon’s to lead this important segment of our business.”

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