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Royal Group announces promotions

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Royal Group, a manufacturer of decking, trim, pipe and other building materials, has announced a series of promotions in its pipe systems division.

Chad Hall has been named western regional sales manager for electrical fittings in the United States. Prior to joining Royal Group as regional sales manager in November, Hall held several sales positions at Southwire Com., most recently sales manager. Based in Denver, Hall brings 16 years of sales experience in the electrical industry.

Steven Piper was appointed national specification manager for Canada, a position he began on Nov. 1. He is responsible for product specifications and will be working with city planners and engineers. Prior to joining Royal Group, Piper was president of Piper Technical Services and a specification engineer for Harrington Corp.

Alice Tourout is the company’s new customer service director for the Pipe division in North America. She most recently worked at Brenntag Inc., where she was responsible for customer service and business process improvements.

Based in Woodbridge, Ontario, Royal Group is a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp., which makes a variety of remodeling and new construction products, including siding, deck, fence and rail, trim and moldings, pipe and fittings, and window and door profiles.

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Boise Cascade appoints new controller

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Boise Cascade has announced the resignation of Bernadette Madarieta as VP and controller, effective Jan. 31.

The board of directors has elected Kelly Hibbs as the company’s new VP and controller. The 44-year-old executive served as director of strategic planning and internal audit since February 2008.  

Prior to that position, Hibbs served for seven years as manager of financial forecasts and projects for Boise Cascade and OfficeMax.

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Cascade is a leading distributor of engineered wood products and plywood in North America. It is a subsidiary of BC Holdings, a privately held company.

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Jewett-Cameron authorizes share repurchase

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North Plains, Ore.-based LBM distributor Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd. authorized a share repurchase plan to purchase for cancellation up to 350,000 common shares through facilities of the NASDAQ Stock. This amount represents approximately 17% of the approximately 2.0 million common shares outstanding.  During 2010, the Company repurchased 376,112 shares under a prior formal plan of repurchase, the company said.

This share repurchase plan may commence on January 24, 2011 and will remain in place until May 6, 2011 but may be limited or terminated at any time, the company said.

 

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