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Tamko adds roof measurement tool to its arsenal

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Joplin, Mo.-based Tamko Building Products has teamed up with EagleView Technologies to offer a new aerial measurement tool to contractors enrolled in Tamko’s Pro Certified Contractor program. 

Contractors will now be able to offer professional and customized roof measurement reports to their customers. These reports use 3-D modeling to create measurements, as well as easy-to-read diagrams and summary tables 

“The EagleView reports will increase the accuracy of material ordering and increasing production planning on each project,“ said Stephen McNally, TAMKO VP sales and marketing. “This will give contractors a competitive advantage in a competitive marketplace.” 

EagleView also offers an aerial measurement app for the iPhone, Android and iPad. With the EagleView app, contractors will have timely roof measurements with pitch, square footage, lineal footage and much more information on most houses from their mobile device or tablet. 

The progressive app offers users the ability to easily place new orders for reports anytime, anywhere with a photo image from their mobile device or tablet, while also being able to receive completed report orders as soon as they are ready. Contractors can usually access report measurements from current and past projects while also checking the status of pending orders.

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HD Supply opens Alabama DC

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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products, has announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Calera, Ala., approximately 30 miles south of Birmingham.

The new facility is the 43rd in the company’s operations network in North America, and the second new DC opening for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance in 2013. The company opened a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in Secaucus, N.J., earlier this year. 

“We are excited to open our Birmingham-area distribution center, an important addition to our network of DCs throughout the United States and Canada,” said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. “This new distribution center allows us to continue to improve our local support for customers in the Southeast, including Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.”

The 350,000-sq.-ft. facility will employ more than 50 associates when fully staffed, bringing new job opportunities to the Birmingham area.

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Cedar Creek acquires Denver distributor

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Oklahoma City-based Cedar Creek entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of All-Coast Forest Products’ distribution location in Denver.

The agreement is expected to be finalized by June 6. All-Coast will continue to operate in Cloverdale, Calif.

D. Wayne Trousdale, Cedar Creek’s COO, commented, “We are very pleased to acquire an outstanding location and a great team of people in the growing Denver market. We plan to add several new product categories and offer a broad range of specialty and commodity wood products for lumberyards and the industrial customer.” 

Cedar Creek – Denver will stock a variety of products, including cedar, siding, trim, EWP, hardwood plywood, boards, MDF, MDO, melamine, decking, and commodity lumber and panels. 

Cedar Creek describes itself as “America’s fastest-growing wholesale building material distribution company.” It has 15 locations covering 24 states in the Mid-South, Midwest, Southeast and Rocky Mountain States. In May 2010, Cedar Creek was recapitalized by Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners, with the goal of providing flexible capital for the company to grow beyond its current trade areas.

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