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Roofing Supply Group expands in the West

BY HBSDealer Staff

Dallas-based Roofing Supply Group is opening up two new locations on the West Coast — one in McClellan Park, California and one in Woodinville, Washington.

The roofing supplies distributor now stands at 19 locations in the Western U.S., where it is currently making moves to expand.

"We are excited about the two new branches, which expand our footprint in California and Washington," said Richard Oliva, who is regional SVP in the West and will oversee both new locations. "It is great to see the super teams we are building, who will continue RSG’s commitment to our customers by providing outstanding service and quality products."

Matt Disantis, current branch manager of the existing Sacramento location, will also manage the new (and nearby) McClellan Park facility.

Todd Severson, current Seattle branch manager, will take over in Woodinville, with Arik Moe as assistant manager.

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NRF: Level the playing field

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The National Retail Federation issued a statement from senior VP government relations David French on the introduction of The Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act, which was introduced by Senators Michael Enzi, Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins and Mark Pryor.

French’s statement reads:

“The National Retail Federation applauds the introduction of this bipartisan piece of legislation that seeks to level the playing field between local, brick-and-mortar merchants and online retailers without creating or raising taxes.

“We appreciate the leadership of the bill’s sponsors and thank them for renewing their commitment to sales tax fairness.

“The retail industry has rapidly evolved over the last two decades with e-commerce and mobile commerce, and it is time for Congress to eliminate the sales tax disparity, which disproportionally impacts community and independent retailers.

“As the voice of the entire retail industry, NRF will continue to aggressively advocate for The Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act with the hope that the bill moves quickly.”

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Genesis CEO applauds move to green

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Genesis Products said it is using PureColor’s EvenGrain product on all prefinished HDF interior door options. 

Genesis manufacturers molded HDF (High Density Fiberboard) residential interior doors for the construction industry. PureColor develops and produces sustainable finishing systems for wood, veneered and composite substrates.

The prefinished options will give home builders the ability to offer home buyers expanded design options that complement cabinets and flooring finishes. Genesis Products will be offering PureColor’s EvenGrain Collection on smooth and textured HDF interior doors. 

“As a leading supplier of interior doors, we are proud to strengthen our commitment to deliver sustainable building products to the marketplace and provide our customers with healthy alternatives for their construction projects.  We are equally proud to enhance the health and well being of our valued employees who work with these doors everyday,” said Jon Wenger, Genesis president and CEO. Traditional stains emit toxins during application and after installation. “Our PureColor finished doors are not only eco-friendly, but also stylish and will offer customers fashionable designer touches at an affordable price point,” said Wenger.

“PureColor is privileged to be in relationship with Genesis Products, a company clearly dedicated to manufacturing eco-friendly interior doors for the marketplace, while also improving operating efficiencies and health for their organization,” stated Scott Caruso, PureColor president. PureColor’s products are all natural and free of hazardous chemicals.

Founded in August 2002, Genesis operates four facilities in Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana and a facility in Keysville, Virginia, totaling over 415,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.

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