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84 Lumber named ‘Top Workplace’

The pro dealer receives a “Clued-in Senior Management” award from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

BY HBSDealer Staff

84 Lumber has been named a 2018 Top Workplace in the Greater Pittsburgh region by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Earlier this year, the organization teamed up with research partner Energage to distribute a third-party survey to regional employees to measure various aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, employee satisfaction and more.

This year’s winning companies were segmented into three categories: large (400+ regional employees), mid-size (150-399 employees) and small (50-149 employees).

84 ranked 12th among large companies. In addition, the business received a special award for “Clued-in Senior Management,” which recognizes the company whose senior leaders are most aware of what’s happening within their organization.

“Being recognized as a Top Workplace is an incredible achievement that wouldn’t have been possible without the team we have at 84 — in Pittsburgh and across the country,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber. “I cannot commend my associates enough for the work they do every day that keeps this company moving forward.”

A total of 94 companies were honored at an awards ceremony Aug. 23 at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Based in Eight-Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates more than 250 locations in 30 states.

 

 

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REPORT: Caldwell Lumber to close

An award-winning family business falls just short of the century mark.

BY HBSDealer Staff

An article in Columbus (Wis.) Journal profiles Caldwell Lumber and the third-generation company’s difficult decision to close its doors after 99 years

The article can be found here.

Caldwell Lumber was the 1999 Wisconsin Lumber Dealer of the Year, an award presented by the Wisconsin Retail Lumber Association.

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Gulfeagle Supply enters lumber market

The Tampa, Fla. roofing distributor branches out with Kimal Lumber acquisition.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Gulfeagle Supply, the Tampa, Fla.-based roofing and building products distributor, has acquired Kimal Lumber & Hardware.

The move marks Gulfeagle’s entry into the lumber distribution business.

Kimal operates three locations in Sarasota, Englewood, and Nokomis, Fla. Founded in 1981, Kimal was formed Al Bavry and Kim Pavkovich; both former Wickes employees.

In a statement released via its social media pages, including Facebook and Linkedin, Guleagle said, “We are pleased to announce that Kimal Lumber Company has joined the Gulfeagle family.”

Kimal also operates their own door assembly facility and truss plant.

“While lumber is a newer product for Gulfeagle … it’s still building material distribution and that’s what we do best,” Gulfeagle said.

Founded in 1973, Gulfeagle operates more than 70 locations in 18 states.

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