Rayonier brings H. Edwin Kiker on as SVP, CFO
Rayonier has tapped H. Edwin Kiker as its newest SVP and CFO, effective May 1, 2014. He is replacing Hans Vanden Noort, who has occupied the role since 2007 and is retiring on April 30.
Kiker has held various senior roles with the company over the past 12 years, including controller of its Real Estate business, VP internal audit and, most recently, VP investor relations.
His resume also includes audit roles with Great Lakes Chemical and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Kiker will report to the company’s new CEO once the planned separation of its performance fibers business from its forest resources and real estate businesses is completed. The newly formed company (with the Performance Fibers segment) will go by the name of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., trading on the NYSE under the symbol "RYAM."
ABC Supply opens 35th Texas unit
Beloit, Wis.-based building products distributor ABC Supply Co. will open a branch at 1631 Cooper Creek Rd., Denton, Texas, on May 5.
The new location, managed by Trent Feenker, will carry roofing, siding and gutter products, and related supplies for professional contractors, according to John Yonkin, ABC Supply’s VP southwest region.
“By locating our newest branch in Denton, we will be better able to serve the growing number of roofing contractors and other construction industry professionals who are working in this developing area of the Metroplex,” Yonkin said.
The Denton store is ABC Supply’s seventh Metroplex location and its 35th in Texas.
Simpson’s sales up 9.1% in Q1
Simpson Manufacturing scored considerable increases in both its top and bottom line in the first quarter of 2014.
Net sales for the three months ended March 31 were $168.3 million, up 9.1% from 2013’s total revenue of $154.3 million. This was largely attributed to a large increase in North American sales, as well as the Europe and Asia/Pacific segments.
In terms of net income, the company took home $12.1 million, more than double its $4.8 million income in 2013.
Wood construction product sales carried much of the momentum, the company added — making up 86% of total company sales in the first quarters of 2014 and 2013.