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PhibroWood names new president

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Phibro Animal Health announced that industry veteran Dave Fowlie has been named president of PhibroWood, the company’s wood preservative subsidiary.

Fowlie, with more than 20 years experience in marketing and sales of wood preservatives, was promoted from his position of executive vp-PhibroWood. Prior to that, he worked for Viance and its predecessor, CSI, finishing his time there as vp-business development.

Fowlie will report to Dwight Glover, PhibroWood’s president, industrial and building products — part of Phibro’s performance products business.

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role with PhibroWood,” Fowlie said. “The company’s technology, together with the commitment of our employees and aggressive ambitions of our leadership, puts PhibroWood in a strong position for growth.”

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Wolf recalls 24,000 ranges

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Madison, Wis.-based Wolf Appliance has recalled 24,000 gas ranges manufactured in the United States due to a delayed gas ignition problem.

The faulty gas ignition can cause a flash of flames to come out of the range door when it’s opened.

The company has received 97 reports of delayed ignition, as well as 15 reports of minor burns, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There have been no reports of fires or property damage.

The ranges were sold through a variety of home-building and appliance stores around the country from January 1998 to June 2008. Some units were sold directly to home builders.

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True Value retailer named Citizen of the Year

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Raymond Chamberlin of Belmont True Value Hardware in Belmont, N.Y., was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Belmont Betterment Association and the residents of Belmont.

Chamberlin received the honor in recognition of his achievements in business and overall contributions to the community. Since purchasing Belmont True Value in 1981, he has expanded the retail selling space from 3,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet, and has added building materials and a lumberyard.

“In rough times we’ve had lately, we’ve been able to thrive by working on customer service, making people feel special when they walk in the door,” Chamberlin said. “I think the Betterment Association is appreciative to see a small business doing well in this society.”

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