Boise Cascade CEO takes helm of AWC
Boise Cascade CEO Tom Corrick will take over as the new American Wood Council chairman for a one-year term.
Andrew Miller, CEO of Stimson Lumber, was elected the first vice-chairman, and Allyn Ford, president and CEO of Roseburg Forest Products, was elected as second vice-chairman. Sierra Pacific president George Emmerson will serve as the immediate past chairman.
“Through George’s leadership this last year, AWC provided strong support to an increasingly regulated industry, but still managed to gain increased recognition for the carbon benefits of wood products and advance the opportunities for wood buildings,” said AWC president and CEO Robert Glowinski. “As we move into 2016, Tom Corrick has been an active and engaged board member, and I look forward to working with him as AWC’s board chair over the coming year.”
Two new members were confirmed to the AWC board: Neil Sherman, senior VP engineered wood products at LP Corporation, and Eric Cremers, president and chief operating officer of Potlatch Corporation.
The full AWC board of directors includes:
- Chairman Tom Corrick, Boise Cascade;
- First Vice-Chairman Andrew Miller, Stimson Lumber;
- Second Vice-Chairman Allyn Ford, Roseburg Forest Products;
- Immediate Past Chairman George Emmerson, Sierra Pacific; plus
- Aubra Anthony, Anthony Forest Products; Fritz Mason, Georgia Pacific; Marc Brinkmeyer, Idaho Forest Group; Mike Dawson, Norbord, Inc.; Michael Giroux, Canadian Wood Council; Neil Sherman, LP Corporation; Eric Cremers, Potlatch Corporation; Joe Patton, Westervelt; Jim Rabe, Masonite; Adrian Blocker, Weyerhaeuser Company; and Danny White, T.R. Miller Mill Company.
There’s an app for that: Drilling and fastening
Milwaukee Tool’s M18 FUEL Drill Drivers, Hammer Drills and Compact Impacts can be customized for better control over power, speed and consistency through One-Key.
The One-Key app allows users to use predetermined set-ups for specific fasteners and materials, or completely customize their own profile with torque and speed settings for the application at hand.
“With all this power at their fingertips, our users want to be able to harness the performance and customize it for their specific needs,” said Christian Coulis, VP product management for Milwaukee Tool. “With One-Key, we’re giving our users the ability to take full advantage of the sophisticated electronics in our M18 FUEL tools so they can communicate with them in ways never before possible and tailor their tool to how they work.”
The Tool Control functionality within One-Key allows users to customize a variety of settings in managing tool output — everything from torque and speed to trigger ramp up and sensing progress throughout a given application. Easily configured, these tools will automatically adjust based on the inputs, the company said.
New officers for STAFDA
The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association’s new president Terry Earle is part of a new slate of STAFDA leaders.
Earle, chief operating officer and sales manager for Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. in Texas, was elected during STAFDA’s 39th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Phoenix. Fort Worth Bolt & Tool operates branch locations in Dallas and Denton, Texas, serving the industrial and construction markets.
Tom Leahy, of Border Construction Specialties of Phoenix, was elected STAFDA VP. His responsibilities at Border include managing facilities, assets, insurance, supply chain, safety and sales teams at the company’s 12 locations.
Four new board members were also elected:
• Steve Bailey, president and owner of Bailey Tools & Safety; Louisville, Kentucky;
• Sean Baird, president and owner, Hampton Roads Fastener & Construction Supply, Virginia Beach, Virginia;
• Dan Esch, president, Esch Construction Supply; St. Paul, Minnesota; and
• Al Talbot, president, Western States Tool & Supply Corp.; Hayward, California.