Weyerhaeuser appoints Rhonda Hunter as SVP Timberlands
Weyerhaeuser has named Rhonda Hunter SVP Timberlands, succeeding soon-to-be-retired Tom Gideon.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Hunter will be officially promoted from her current role as VP of Weyerhaeuser’s Southern Timberlands operation, which she’s held since 2010. Previously, she held other leadership roles within the division, which involved planning and inventory, regional management, environmental and work systems, finance and land acquisition. She has been with the company since 1987.
"Rhonda is a proven leader with deep experience in maximizing value from timberlands and I know she will bring a fresh perspective and valuable expertise to this critical role," said Doyle Simons, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. "I want to thank Tom for the 35 years of strong leadership he has brought to this company and we wish him all the best in his retirement."
Gideon, who has been with the company since 1978, will be retiring in February 2014.
Cedar Creek hires John Edwards
Building products distributor Cedar Creek hired John Edwards as engineered wood manager in Statesville, N.C.
Edwards is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering and has spent 27 years in the EWP industry, most recently with International Beam. The company says he "will use his extensive experience to help lead Cedar Creek’s market share growth across Statesville’s multi-state coverage area."
Cedar Creek operates 16 locations covering 25 states. In May 2010, Cedar Creek was recapitalized by Charlesbank Capital Partners with the goal of providing flexible capital to grow beyond its current trade areas.
Shaw Industries recalls Lowe’s-exclusive carpet
A brand of wall-to-wall carpet sold exclusively at Lowe’s is being recalled due to its failure to meet flammability standards.
The carpet, manufactured by Shaw Industries, goes by the Aristocrat II brand and has a style number of 7L514. The product in question was only sold in a "Pale Clay" color and was sold at Lowe’s stores across the country between June and September 2013, costing about $1 per square foot.
No injuries or incidents were reported.