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Roofing Supply Group expands in Ohio and Pa.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Roofing Supply Group has announced plans to open two new locations in Canton, Ohio and White Oak, Pa., marking the 18th and 19th branches to operate in the Rocky Mountain/Midwest region.

The branches will further RSG’s overall expansion strategy and will operate under Jeff Willis, regional senior VP and Pat Jennings, Midwest District manager.

"I am excited about the opportunities these new branches bring to our expansion into Northern Ohio and Southwestern Pennsylvania," said Willis. "Branch Manager Dave Reece, has acquired top sales and operational talent to make the Canton branch key to the market in that area. And, the addition of our second Pittsburgh branch will extend our service platform to our valued customers north and east of the river. With easy access and room to grow, this beautiful new location should soon prove to be one of the top roofing distribution facilities in Pittsburgh. Led by the veteran team of Frank Sands, Tom Jewell and Barry Novosel, we have a motivated and talented crew in place there to serve the dynamic Pittsburgh roofing community."

"These new branches are a tremendous addition to the RSG family and will be led by top experts in the industry supported by their highly experienced sales team," said Jennings. "We are enthusiastic about encouraging economic growth and development in these communities."

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Vulcan sells future production interest to Plum Creek

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Vulcan Materials Company has sold an interest in the future production of its four quarries in Atlantia, Ga., to Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.

The transaction involves a percentage royalty interest in 255 million tons of aggregate production over 25 years. 

"In Plum Creek, we have a partner that shares our long-term view of the value and growth in the aggregates business and is investing based on that view," said Donald M. James, Vulcan chairman and CEO. "This transaction provides us capital to deploy in strategic investments in our aggregates business and to strengthen our balance sheet."

The sale gives Vulcan the opportunity to improve its bottom line while maintaining operational ownership over the assets. The company expects a pre-tax gain of $154 million over the life of the transaction, less modest transaction expenses.

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ENAP to host forest products event

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New Windsor, N.Y.-based ENAP, Inc. will host its annual Forest Products Conference on Nov. 3 – 5 in Baltimore. 

The industry’s top forest products mills and manufacturers will share their product expertise, strategies, and expectations of the market for 2014 and beyond, according to Duncan Facey, VP of forest products.

“Our annual Forest Product Conference is an opportunity to meet with our members and give them buying and contracting opportunities to benefit their operations through the next year,” Facey said. “We have added new seminars and executive speakers that will permit our members to profit from the insight of top industry leaders.” 

Included in the event will be “Four Points of Strategic Planning,” which will take a look at how to shift companies into a management-for-success mode through organizational efficiency, sales growth, proper planning, effective performance metrics, and incentive-based compensation programs. 

The even will also present: “Understanding the Changes and Challenges in Logistics,” which delves into recent trends in the trucking and rail sectors and how they impact conducting business every day. 

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jim Harris, founder of the Jim Harris Group and To a Higher Lever, international speaking, consulting and coaching firms 

“The ENAP Forest Products Conference is a place to sit down with the mill reps, let them know what you need and find out what they can do for you,” said John Daingerfield, Jaeger Lumber, Union, N.J . “It is many suppliers looking at my business as part of ENAP’s $1 billion of business.” 

ENAP, Inc. is a member owned forest products and building materials cooperative with offices in New Windsor, N.Y., and Monroe, La. 

 

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