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June 30, 2014

Wholesale building material distribution company Cedar Creek announced five management promotions.

“Our continuing expansion has created opportunities for top performers in our organization,” said chief operating officer D. Wayne Trousdale. I am very pleased to announce these promotions.” 

• Regional VP Mark Corso joined Cedar Creek from Roberts & Dybdahl, where he spent the last 33 years in a number of executive roles. Corso began his career at GP.

June 25, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is opening up a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Arvada, Colorado, with John Hurst at the helm as the new store manager.

"It's often challenging to find top-of-the-line home appliances for a reasonable price," said John Hurst, store manager of the new Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Arvada. "We offer the leading appliance brands, including exclusive Kenmore products, at a competitive price you just can't pass up."

June 23, 2014

Parr Lumber named Jeff Boles district manager of the company’s Valley/South region. In addition to his new role, Boles will continue to serve as the location manager at the Parr Salem location.

Boles will be responsible for the managerial responsibilities for the Valley/South region, which includes Parr’s Newberg, Salem, Albany, Eugene and Medford locations.

June 19, 2014

Mississauga, Ontario-based distributor Weston Forest Products announced that Jared Carroll is joining the company as manager of its new US Trading Group.

“We have known Jared for a very long time, and we are excited that he is leading this new business unit for us,” said Rick Ekstein, president and CEO. “We truly believe that adding Jared to our team will bring tremendous value to our existing customer and supplier base.”

Jared will be reporting to Rob Hruby, Weston’s vice president of purchasing. 

June 18, 2014

KitchenAid is doubling down on its efficiency standards with the release of the new Ultra-Fine Filter Dishwasher.

"One of the biggest complaints about dishwashers is how long they take to clean dishes, especially when cooking or entertaining for a crowd," said Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Our engineers have addressed this by designing a system that incorporates a highly efficient filter that significantly reduces cleaning time and allows more time for enjoying friends and family."

June 11, 2014

Twenty-seven percent of American workers reported they currently were being bullied or had experienced bullying at some point in their careers, according to a recent survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI). This is a little progress from four years earlier, in which 35% of American workers reported they were being bullied or had been bullied.

May 29, 2014

A Lowe’s spokeswoman told HCN that various blogs covering the story about a Lowe’s data breach inaccurately implied that consumers were affected. 

That’s not the case, said Karen Cobb, manager of corporate public relations for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based retail giant.

“This situation affected only documentation of employees approved to drive Lowe’s-owned vehicles and in no way contained any customer data,” she said.

May 28, 2014

Snavely Fores Products has promoted Elizabeth Grieff to the role of engineered wood products manager.

In her new role, Grieff will oversee the department, which represents a cornerstone of the Snavely legacy of being among the first to produce engineered wood.

In her former role, she was working as an engineered wood technician since joining the company in 2012.

"She has shown exemplary service and her promotion was an obvious choice to continue to lead us on the path of growth," said Bryan Kirit, general manager of Snavely Forest Greensboro.

May 21, 2014

Lowe's has a new SVP in Michael Tummillo, who is taking over the Building and Maintenance division as SVP and general merchandising manager.

In his new role, Tummillo will be responsible for the company's Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork, Tools & Hardware and Rough Plumbing & Electrical divisions.

He replaces Michael McDermott, who will now serve as CMO and direct supervisor to Tummillo.

May 18, 2014

Indianapolis -- Rich Lynch, who was named VP of marketing for Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. back in March, said he learned some valuable lessons about retail from his teenage years as a hardware store employee -- and also from his years as a marketing executive for Jim Beam.

Lynch met with the media here during the co-op's May Market. And with the words "helping members grow" stitched into his shirt sleeve, he talked about the importance of staying ahead of society's online movement and balancing all the "ingredients" of a successful hardware store.

May 9, 2014

Las Vegas -- Simpson Strong-Tie is reaching out to the DIY customer with easy-to-assemble work bench kits and also ideas to empower the typical homeowner. 

Here at the National Hardware Show, the Pleasanton, California-based fastener giant was displaying its DIY Done Right boxed kit work bench, as well as DIY-focused brochures and marketing materials to help connect retailers with consumers.

May 6, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores opened its newest Illinois location in Pekin.

The store is the first new Sears Hometown Store to open this year and the sixth opening of a new store across all Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.

“We’re both proud and excited to fulfill high consumer demand for Sears Hometown Stores in the Pekin area and to become a staple in the community,” said Adam White, store manager of the new Sears Hometown store.

April 30, 2014

Imperial, Missouri-based Masterchem Industries is getting ready to roll out a new version of its KILZ Hide-All primer, which will sell for an opening price point and will be sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide.

The multi-surface interior waterbased primer and sealer is designed to cover up imperfections and mask texture and porosity differences. It can be brushed, rolled or sprayed and is typically ready for a top coat after one hour.

April 23, 2014

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon, maker of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, hired Robert Staudte as its new European market manager. Staudte will oversee marketing and sales for all European countries from his office in Gütersloh, Germany.

April 16, 2014

The new year can present an uncomfortable task for HR managers, who may find themselves having to say the following to underperforming employees: “Happy holidays; you’re doing a terrible job.”

No credible HR manager would be so blunt with a worker, but near the end of the year, when many companies typically do performance reviews, managers must know how to present good and bad news. Experts offer the following advice:

March 24, 2014

Jenn-Air is expanding its ventilation hood collection with new updraft models built for the powerful BTUs of today's high-end, contemporary cooktops.

"This year will mark an unprecedented expansion of the Jenn-Air appliance collection," notes Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "Given the importance of keeping the air fresh and clean both in the kitchen and beyond, increasing our offerings in this category allows for a range of options for creating a well-designed kitchen."

March 21, 2014

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, hired Dustin Ferriso as territory manager.

Ferriso will serve Fiberon’s distributor and dealer customers on the 118-mile-long territory of Long Island, N.Y., including the five boroughs of New York City. He will work out of an office based in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

March 20, 2014

Jenn-Air has released three new refrigerators -- which go by the name of Obsidian -- featuring an unusual black interior

"Black lends a very flattering and sophisticated look to this collection and gives everything within the refrigerator more prominence and visual pop," notes Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "The dramatic interior shade extends the elegant design of our products from outside to inside the appliance, and puts food on display in an impressive, pristine way."

March 18, 2014

Riding the wave of its recent appointment as the EPA's 2013 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, Delta Faucet is promoting the EPA Watersense "Fix a Leak Week," taking place March 17-23, through consumer education.

January 31, 2014

Eighty Four, Pa.-based 84 Lumber Co. promoted Don Baker to the position of VP of talent acquisition.  Baker has been with 84 Lumber for over 25 years starting his career in the store operations department and rising through the ranks to area and regional manager. Since 2001, Don has been in charge of 84 Lumber’s executive recruiting. 

January 31, 2014

Do it Best Corp. has promoted Bob Gumash to regional sales and business development manager for the northeastern United States, effective immediately. He replaces Rob Schmiedel, who was recently promoted to national sales manager.

“I’m honored to lead this outstanding regional team as we work to achieve our No. 1 goal: helping our members grow,” Gumash said. “I’m excited to combine my previous experiences as a territory manager and retail performance manager to bring an unparalleled level of service and support to our members.”

January 14, 2014

One thing a manager covets is a genuinely engaged employee. Recognition companies and training programs abound to help employers foster a culture in which workers feel valued, absorbed in their jobs and connected with their colleagues.

January 10, 2014

IKEA has appointed Selwyn Crittendon as the manager of its upcoming Miami-Dade store, opening this summer in Sweetwater, Fla.

January 6, 2014

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Quality Assurance Manager Helen Patricia received honors in the 2nd  Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute. 

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