Railing manufacturers merge
BW Creative Wood Industries, a manufacturer of both interior and exterior railing systems, components and accessories for the residential housing market, has acquired the Probuilt DIY aluminum railing from Alco Ventures. The purchase price was not disclosed.
“BW Creative has been looking for new opportunities to grow its business, and Alco’s Probuilt railing business provides this opportunity,” said company president and CEO Rob Mitchell.
“This is a terrific opportunity for Probuilt dealers who now gain access to the full line of interior and exterior railing products from BW Creative, including RailSimple and StairSimple, and for BW Creative dealers who can now strengthen their position with the addition of the Probuilt DIY aluminum railing line.”
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Epicor names LBM team
Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business software solutions, has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to lead its lumber and building materials (LBM) segment.
Cary Anderson, currently director of the Epicor lumber software development team, will manage LBM operations, which include product development, professional services and support. Bob Chamberlain, formerly of Hope Lumber & Supply, will run the Epicor LBM sales organization.
Epicor merged with Activant Solutions earlier this year as part of a deal where Apax Partners, a private equity firm, acquires both of the software solutions providers.
McCoy’s promotes Jones to VP field support
San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted Meagan McCoy Jones to the position of VP field support.
In her new position, Jones will continue to focus on improving the efficiencies of the 83-store lumber and hardware retailer.
Jones is the fourth generation to work in her family business, who joined the business in 2005. She was named a 2011 San Marcos Shining Star Under 40 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a blessing to do what I love every day with a family and team I care about even more,” Jones said. “Our task is to give our customers the best products with the finest service possible, and it is a blast. We will continue to grow as people, grow our company, and innovate in our industry – we have a strong future ahead of us.”
Jones is a member of the Board of Directors of McCoy Corporation and serves the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) as co-chair of the legislative committee. She is also a Trustee of LUMPAC, LAT’s political action committee, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.
Jones joined McCoy’s working as part-time salesperson at the retailer’s Georgetown, Texas location while pursuing her Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas. Upon graduation, she joined McCoy’s full-time in the Corporate Development department with the specific goal of learning all facets of the company’s headquarters operations. During that time, Jones also worked with the Texas Legislature on behalf of McCoy’s to revise the Business Franchise Tax, Lien Laws and more recently tax exemption procedures for agriculture and timber industries.
McCoy’s Building Supply was named the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year by Home Channel News.
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