Realignment at Roseburg Forest Products
Springfield, Ore.-based Roseburg Forest Products announced changes to its executive along with a reorganization of the company into two business lines – manufacturing and sales.
The company announce that Ashlee Cribb has been named VP of structural products, with responsibility for the sales and manufacturing of Roseburg’s engineered wood products, softwood plywood and lumber businesses. In a related move, Mark Avery, current VP of Roseburg's composites business and logistics, has been promoted to senior VP of industrial products and national accounts.
The changes reorganize Roseburg's manufacturing and sales into two new businesses lines, each with their own leadership. Cribb will be responsible for Roseburg's structural wood products, including the engineered wood products plant currently being built in Chester, S.C. The new plant will complement Roseburg's existing engineered wood plant in Riddle, Ore., the company said. As senior VP of industrial products, Avery will retain his current responsibilities for Roseburg's composites operations, logistics and national accounts, while adding the company’s hardwood plywood business to his scope of work.
"These changes further align our business and operating lines within the same marketing scope, adding consistency and clarity to our current expansion within engineered wood products," Roseburg President and CEO Grady Mulbery said. "Roseburg's ability to draw on existing bench strength from within the company demonstrates our resilience as an organization. Our focus on developing internal talent allows us to take maximum advantage of opportunities as they occur."
Cribb joined Roseburg in January 2017 as sales director for the company's solid wood business. She previously held several roles at Georgia-Pacific, most recently as VP of industrial packaging with profit and loss responsibility for the commercial organization, as well as 11 manufacturing sites. She also has worked at Monsanto Chemical and Imerys Performance Minerals, where she was responsible for marketing and product innovation.
Avery has been with Roseburg since 2011, when he accepted a role as plant manager at the company's Simsboro, La., composites facility. He was made a vice president in 2015.
"Throughout her career, Ashlee has demonstrated a capacity to handle a broad scope of responsibility while maintaining long-term vision and generating results," Mulbery said. "Mark’s promotion is a natural progression of his current role and an illustration of the value he brings to the business."
Milwaukee injects new ideas into bolt cutters
Milwaukee Tool expanded its Hand Tool offering with the addition of Bolt Cutters. The tool feature Powermove Extendable Arms, a feature that is claimed to provide 30% more cutting power.
“When it comes to bolt cutters, the durability of the jaws and bolts are everything to the user. Today’s solutions have blades that commonly wear or pit, impairing cut performance, and their pivot bolts have a tendency to loosen and fall out resulting in premature tool failure,” said Derek Rose, senior product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “To address these needs, we designed our new bolt cutters with forged steel blades that are custom heat treated for maximum dura-bility and feature a bolt lock that keeps the fasteners tight so the user can stay productive.
Available in 14” and 24”, the new bolt cutters are designed with forged steel blades and bolts that won’t loosen, the company says. The Powermove Extendable Arms, allow the user to extend the arms for more power and versatility.
New ProLock Stackable Tees
Designed for use in the Plumbing Market, the new ProLock Stackable Tees from John Guest are available in sizes from 1/2” x 1/2” x 1/2” CTS up to 1” x 1” x 3/4” CTS.
The versitile Stackable Tee allows for endless options of combinations and configurations. With these fittings, a manifold can be built in a matter of minutes, going in any direction you need. Its body is manufactured from high quality engineered plastic allowing the Stackable Tee to be UV resistant outdoors as well. Suitable for use with copper, PEX or CPVC pipe, these products require no tools to make secure, leak-proof connections.
The new ProLock Stackable Tees are also lead-free and carry a 25 year warranty against defect in materials or manufacturing, the company says.