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Trex lauded as a top workplace

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Trex Company was among those honored by the Washington Post in its 2014 Top Workplaces annual feature.

Recognized for its leadership, pay and benefits, training, diversity and workplace flexibility, Trex also stood out in large part thanks to its commitment to maintaining strong compensation for its employees in the midst of the economic downturn.

"Trex’s leadership strives to provide a desirable workplace through its company practices and policies," said Jay Rudolph, senior director of human resources for Trex. "In the face of a sluggish economy, where cutting benefit programs in order to save money is more the rule than the exception, Trex has stood strong for its employees. Best-in-class products are created by best-in-class people. Striking a balance between the needs of the company and the needs of our people has resulted in low turnover and high employee satisfaction."

Trex employees can avail themselves of competitive pay, an incentive bonus program, full medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with a one-to-one company match up to 6%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, tuition reimbursement for continuing education and an employee discount program on Trex products.

Starting with 36 employees in 1993 — 11 of whom are still there today — Trex currently has over 600 employees.

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Stock Building Supply opens new Charlotte facility

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Raleigh, North Carolina-based Stock Building Supply has opened up a new lumber and building materials distribution facility in Troutman, which will serve the nearby Charlotte metro area.

"Our new north Charlotte location is a prime example of our continued investment in strategic organic expansion," noted president and CEO Jeff Rea. "Charlotte represents an attractive and growing housing market, and this added location demonstrates our commitment to providing the resources, knowledge, products and solutions homebuilders and remodeling contractors rely on to grow their businesses efficiently."

The full-service distribution facility, design center and showroom is a response to growing customer demand in the area and will aid the existing Rock Hill, South Carolina store in serving the area.

"We are extremely excited about our expansion to the new facility," said Dwayne Farrell, general manager, Charlotte. "Superior customer service is our cornerstone, and this north Charlotte location, complete with design center and showroom, allows us to broaden our coverage area and further enhance relationships with our loyal existing customers and growing new customer base."

With 69 facilities and counting, Stock Building Supply currently serves 21 metros in 14 states, which are mainly located in the South and Western regions of the U.S.

 

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Nate Berkus and LG gift themselves in the name of kitchen updates

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Nate Berkus and LG are giving of themselves this summer. Consumers are now entering the "My Kitchen Needs Nate" contest for a chance to win a complete kitchen renovation featuring LG Studio appliances and styled by Berkus.

“I’m excited to help consumers create a signature kitchen incorporating the best foundational elements from the LG Studio suite that will help make this space both intensely personal and functional for years to come,” said Berkus, who is the artistic advisor for LG Studio.

To enter, contestants must submit a video of themselves in their kitchen describing their vision and testifying to their love for LG appliances. The submissions have been coming in via social media outlets and the LG Studio website over the past few weeks, with some fans getting a chance to be included in his videos and receive advice, as well as to receive a signed copy of his book, "The Things That Matter."

Last Thursday, Berkus appeared in New York City for a live taping of his responses, where onsite attendees were able to tweet using the hashtag #LGStudio to receive prizes and a chance to enter various sweepstakes.

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