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Woodgrain Millwork and PureColor deliver options

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Woodgrain Millwork and PureColor have announced the development of ready-to-install Prefinished Interior Door and Trim Packages. The packages give builders and remodelers the choice of a custom-stained appearance and the benefits of PureColor’s high-performance green finishing system.

Buying prefinished reduces costs and shortens project times by eliminating the need for applying coatings in the field, according to both companies. 

“Offering the appeal of stained wood without the hassle of finishing onsite, at less than the cost of painting, just makes too much sense. Plus it fits with a long-term trend of delivering products to the jobsite prepared for installation,” said Chris Traylor, PureColor CEO.   

PureColor stains are all zero-VOC, creating an opportunity for builders to meet the growing demand for greener building materials and healthier indoor air environments.

“Pre-stained Interior Door and Trim Packages help builders deliver the features of upscale homes at an affordable price point for homeowners looking for a custom look. We are happy to be the first company to offer this choice on a national scale,” said Kim Allen, Woodgrain Millwork’s general manager. 

The packages are similar to the high-end finished wood seen in custom homes.

The Interior Door and Trim packages will be available through Woodgrain’s extensive nationwide distribution network. Both company’s products are American-made. 

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PrimeSource promotes Belt Clip nail center

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PrimeSource is promoting an in-store display that it calls a belt-clip collated finish center designed to eliminate collated fastener guesswork. 

For the end user, the belt-clip package design brings fasteners right from the shelf to the user’s belt for easy access at the job site. 

The in-store display includes specific, easy-to-read fastener descriptions for its 1,000-count finish nails, brads and staples. The see-through packaging includes full-color fastener photos.  And the display rack is described as “heavy duty.” 

The “Finish Center” allows for category expansion with minimal space and minimal inventory investment, according to the company.

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BlueLinx shakes up executive leadership

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BlueLinx Holdings has announced that George R. Judd will no longer serve as president and chief executive, effective May 14, 2013. Judd will also resign as a director of BlueLinx following the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 16.

The board has appointed Howard S. Cohen to serve as executive chairman, while the board conducts a search for a successor to Judd. Cohen has been a director of the company since 2007 and has served as chairman of the board since 2008.

Cohen previously served as interim CEO from March 2008 through October 2008 and as executive chairman from March 2008 through March 2009.

"The board would like to thank George for his years of service to the company," said Cohen. "George was instrumental in leading the company through one of the worst economic downturns in recent history and has helped position BlueLinx to capitalize on the recovery in the U.S. housing market. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

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