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Short & Paulk announces truss division spinoff

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Tifton, Ga.-based Short & Paulk Supply announced the spinoff of its truss manufacturing operation as a separate business division catering exclusively to the wholesale trade. The new division will be known as Georgia Structural Components (GSC).

According to S&P CEO Jay Short, "The wholesale-only orientation of our new GSC Division provides an opportunity for substantial development as we continue to expand this distribution channel. It just makes sense for us to seek new markets for our growing manufacturing capabilities."

GSC will distribute trusses and engineered wood products through the four Short & Paulk retail locations as well as its growing network of dealer locations. The dealer network presently comprises more than 15 dealer locations within 150 miles of GSC’s Tifton manufacturing facility.

Short & Paulk Supply specializes in providing lumber and building materials to residential and commercial construction sites throughout South Georgia. 

In addition to its Tifton location, Short & Paulk operates lumberyards in Albany, Sylvester and Dawson.  The company, established in 1941 by J.P. Short III and H.M. Paulk, is now one of the oldest continuously running businesses in Tifton.

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Osmose rolls out treated wood app

BY Ken Clark

Now there’s an app for treated wood information from Buffalo, N.Y.-based Osmose for iPhone and Android.

Click here for the iPhone version, and click here for the Android version.

The app was developed to provide information and product knowledge for NatureWood and MicroPro treated wood products, according to the company. The Osmose Treated Wood app features include product benefits, fastener information and green certifications and other building tips.

The company added that its market research has confirmed that builders, contractors and remodelers are increasingly relying on websites and apps for product information and application recommendations.

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Russin Lumber expands outside sales force

BY Ken Clark

Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber has announced the hire of Lauren Litwin to join its expanding outside sales force.

She will work with the company’s existing dealer base on Massachusetts’ North Shore, in southeastern New Hampshire and throughout the state of Maine.

“I’m extremely pleased to be able to add Lauren to our team,” said Jordan Russin, VP for the manufacturer and distributor. “She’s got a great energy and an attitude that will help her to thrive in today’s market environment, and her experience gives her a great understanding of what our customers need to be successful.” 

Russin Lumber covers 13 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The company owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Montgomery, N.Y., and Coronel, Chile.  

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