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Weyerhaeuser’s Rettig to head sales for Tru Joist

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser has appointed Jeff Rettig to the role of U.S. sales director for its Tru Joist Engineered Lumber division.

With over 25 years of experience in the building products industry — 14 of which he has spent with Weyerhaeuser — Rettig has worked in virtually all aspects of the business, including construction, retail and wholesale distribution.

"Jeff’s vast experience in construction supply gives him a unique perspective into the needs and challenges of our partners across the channel, from builders to dealers to our own internal sales staff," said VP engineered lumber products Carlos Guilherme. "This knowledge and leadership will bolster the Tru Joist sales and marketing teams as they continue our tradition of quality service and develop innovative new ways to help customers meet demand and build stronger businesses."

Rettig was most recently serving as region manager in the Northeast. He will be relocating from the Boston area to take on his new role at the Federal Way headquarters.

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Cedar Creek to acquire Roberts & Dybdahl

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Oklahoma City-based wholesale LBM distributor Cedar Creek is expanding its footprint across the Midwest with the acquisition of Des Moines, Iowa-based Roberts & Dybdahl. 

The two companies recently announced a letter of intent for Cedar Creek to acquire the majority of R&D’s assets. Closing is expected to occur June 30.

According to a press release announcing the deal, R&D president Ted Roberts “explained it was the right time for his family to exit the ownership and management of the business.”

Terms of the deal were not released.

He also thanked the employees who “fostered so many outstanding professional relationships throughout the building products distribution supply chain that will be continued by Cedar Creek.”

Cedar Creek was established in 1977 and operates out of 15 locations in the South and Southwest.

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Lanterns recalled over fire hazard

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Coleman is recalling about 95 units of its Northstar Liquid Fuel Lanterns following two reports of lanterns catching fire when fuel unexpectedly leaked from the bottom of the unit.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, some of the lanterns contain incorrect gas feed tubes that release too much fuel when lit.

The recall affects lanterns with model number 2000B750 and date codes 10 13 or 11 13. The model number is printed on the base of the lantern, with the date code stamped on the underside. They were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online at coleman.com from November 2013 through February 2014 for about $125.

No injuries associated with the malfunction have been reported.

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