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Pro dealers gather in Nashville

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Education and networking are the key drivers behind the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit, kicking off Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. 

Sponsored jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and HCN, the three-day event includes a slate of NLBMDA business on Wednesday, followed by the installation of new NLBMDA officers in an evening ceremony. 

Also Wednesday night, HCN will recognize Green Bay, Wis.-based US LBM Holdings as Pro Dealer of the Year, and Pat Thorne Lumber of Chillicothe, Mo., as Independent Pro Dealer of the Year. 

John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, will provide analysis and a forecast for the U.S. housing market on Thursday morning, followed by more educational sessions and a yard tour to nearby Stewart Lumber.

Friday’s session will explore the labor market, trends in remodeling and the ins and outs of component operations and opportunities.

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Chad Warpinski steps in as marketing manager at Amerhart

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Midwestern building materials distributor Amerhart has made three internal promotions to fill key management positions, including the appointment of Chad Warpinski to the role of marketing manager.

Most recently, Warpinski served as assistant branch manager of Amerhart-Milwaukee. In his new role, he will oversee companywide marketing initiatives for Amerhart and its suppliers.

Based in Green Bay, Wis., Amerhart is a prominent building materials distributor in the Midwestern United States with seven locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

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Ryan Chandler named branch manager at Amerhart

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Greenbay, Wis.-based building materials distributor Amerhart has promoted Ryan Chandler to the position of branch manager for Amerhart-Sun Prairie.

Chandler will replace Dave Destiche, who will assume the role of VP marketing as part of a series of internal promotions the company recently made to fill key management positions.

Chandler touts over 15 years of sales experience at Amerhart-Sun Prairie and is intimately familiar with local operations.

Amerhart is a prominent building materials distributor in the Midwest, with seven locations in Wisconsin, Illionis, Michigan and Minnesota.

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