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Steve Hill named president of ThermaCELL Repellents

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Former Black Flag Brands president Steve Hill has been named president of Bedford, Mass.-based ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellents, a subsidiary of the Schawbel Corporation.

“We have grown ThermaCELL into the go-to solution for outdoor enthusiasts, and with Steve’s business building expertise, consumers everywhere will know the comfort of our bug-free zone,” said Bill Schawbel, chairman of the Schawbel Corporation. “We are proud to have an experienced consumer products leader who has a long track record of growing insect control businesses.”

Hill has racked up four decades in insect control and consumer products. At Black Flag, his eight-year tenure saw a compound annual growth rate of 27%. Prior to his role there, he worked for The Scotts Company, where he was closely involved with the acquisition of the Ortho and Roundup brands.

“I’m tremendously honored to have the opportunity to work with such a committed and talented team to grow the most effective area repellent on the market,” said Hill.

ThermaCELL products are sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart and more.

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Carter Lumber opens second Atlanta-area yard

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After opening a store in Athens, Ga., in November, Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber today announced the opening of a new yard in the Atlanta area. 

The new location, a former Stock Building Supply unit, is in Oakwood, Ga. It is the company’s second location in the Atlanta area.

“Moving into Atlanta is an evolution of our long-term growth plan to select the right markets, get the best people to service the customers and let them produce immediate positive results,” said Carter Lumber president and COO Jeff Donley. “This business is based on relationships and opening a second location in the Atlanta market shows our commitment to providing the best level of service for our customers.” 

The 14-acre full-service lumberyard will offer rough framing lumber, engineered components and place a heavy emphasis on millwork products, the company said. 

“The warm reception we have received has expedited our timetable for opening this second location and will enable us to provide all the services that the market needs,” said Kip Gleckler, senior VP field operations.

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Therma-Tru shows off new camber top glass shape

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Therma-Tru Corp. has expanded its product line to include a new camber top glass shape, which provides a balance of privacy and light to the home.

"The camber top glass shape is the ideal way to add handcrafted decorative, privacy or specialty glass to a home’s entrance without compromising the homeowner’s privacy or budget," says Derek Fielding, director of product management for Therma-Tru Corp. "This glass shape offers exceptional value to the homeowner and allows light to flow through just the top portion of the door, thus helping protect the privacy of the homeowner."

The budget-friendly camber top is debuting in the Fiber-Classic Mahogany and Oak Collections, Smooth-Star, ProfilesTM and Traditions door lines. In general, it’s complementary to wood-grained, stainable and paintable doors.

Additionally, the camber top is Energy Star qualified and is available in a variety of caming options.

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