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Member Announcements

At WMA we welcome the opportunity to share our members’ success and accomplishments throughout our association, believing that when our members share and connect, they grow and prosper. Here we feature WMA member announcements including press releases, new products and services, personnel announcements and business milestones and achievements. For more information about posting an announcement, please contact WMA.

April 2017

WMA Welcomes New Member Companies

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA – World Millwork Alliance (WMA), a global trade association representing wholesale distributors whose specialty is the millwork industry, is pleased to welcome new WMA members.

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BMC expands in two markets

The pro dealer’s double-play adds strengths and strategic growth in Dallas and D.C. metropolitan areas.

Read more at HBS Dealer

March 2017

Masonite Announces Tony Hair Promoted to President of Masonite’s Global Residential Business

Masonite International Corporation announced that Tony Hair, currently SVP and Business Leader – Residential, has been promoted to President of Masonite’s Global Residential Business. In addition to leading the residential business in North America and the United Kingdom, Tony will assume responsibility for Masonite’s customer experience team effective with the retirement of Larry Repar, which is planned for August of this year.

Read more at Masonite

Ascension Stair Parts® Announces National Expansion

Stockton, CA: With the opening of the Concord, North Carolina location, Ascension Stair Parts® (a brand of Source Building Products USA, Inc.) now has three primary distribution centers in the U.S. to provide quality stair components to the residential building industry.

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U.S. LUMBER Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Madison Dearborn Partners

Atlanta, GA – March 20, 2017 – U.S. LUMBER GROUP, LLC (“U.S. LUMBER” or “the Company”), a leading two step distributor of specialty building products in the Eastern United States, announced today that it has signed an agreement for a strategic growth investment from Madison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago

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North Star Windows and Doors and Tru Tech Corporation Announce Acquisition of Tru Bilt

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO–(March 15, 2017)
North Star Windows and Doors (“North Star”) and Tru Tech Corporation (“Tru Tech”) proudly announce North Star’s acquisition of Tru Bilt, Tru Tech’s pre-hung entry door system division. This acquisition further emphasizes North Star’s commitment to world class manufacturing and industry leading quality, delivery and service.

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BMC Names Lisa Hamblet Executive Vice President, eBusiness and Pro Remodeling

BMC Stock Holdings, promoted Lisa Hamblet to a position of higher responsibility. “I am delighted to recognize Lisa’s contributions to our business with these expanded responsibilities,” said Peter Alexander, president and CEO.

Read More at BMC

February 2017

The Marwin Company is celebrating 70 years in business!

The Marwin Company Inc. has been family owned and operated for over 70 years as a manufacturer of quality building specialties, including folding attic stairways & attic access products, mirror bi-folds & by-pass units and pocket door frames.

Marwin Company has taken exceptional pride in delivering the highest quality products, timely shipments, and excellent customer service.   We thank you for your business over the past 70 years and when you need quality specialty building products in the future…MAKE SURE IT’S MARWIN-MADE

Read more at The Marwin Company

Outside Sales Position – Building Materials

The Detering Company has been providing quality building materials to custom home builders as well as the architectural community in Houston and surrounding areas since 1926. We are a family owned company, and recognize that our employees are our most important asset.

Read more at THE DETERING COMPANY

Huttig Announces Matt Thompson as New District Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO, FEBRUARY 8, 2017—Huttig Building Products, Inc. (“Huttig”) (NASDAQ: HBP) announced Matt Thompson accepted the District Manager position over our BenBilt and Columbus, Ohio branches.

“We are excited to have Matt overseeing the operations across this region,” said Robert Pearce, Regional Vice President. “His knowledge of the market will allow us to integrate the strengths of our organization to the benefit of our customers”.

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January 2017

JELD-WEN Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Charlotte, North Carolina, January 26, 2017 – JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (“JELD-WEN” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $23 per share.

Read more at Jeld-Wen

GPI GROUP/GPI MILLWORKS announces that it has acquired a plant in Tucker, Georgia

“We see continued growth opportunities in our core markets”, states Ryan Chapman, GPI Group’s President. “Our investment in the new facility will allow us to expand our fabrication and production to better serve our customers.

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Huttig Wins 2016 Construction Marketer of the Year

Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP), was recently recognized by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) annual STAR™ Awards for marketing excellence in the construction industry. The CMA STAR awards recognize excellence in categories including advertising, branding, website design, social media, brochures, catalogs, new product launches, packaging, photography, promotions, publicity, merchandising, trade shows, videos, employee communications and integrated marketing campaigns, along with the Construction Marketer of the Year™ which Huttig was honored with.

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Seeking Members for Newly Established WMA Safety Committee

WMA has established a Safety Committee whose mission will be to improve the millwork industry safety environment by creating awareness of key issues, and encouraging members to utilize the opportunities and programs available to eliminate hazards, and enhance workplace safety and health practices. WMA is currently seeking both distributor and associate members who are directly involved in overseeing safety for their company to participate in the WMA Safety Committee. The scope of the committee’s work will involve:

  • Identifying key safety and health issues pertaining to the millwork industry
  • Providing awareness of opportunities or programs available
  • Developing a working relationship/partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to improve the millwork industry’s safety and health environment

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Remembering WMA Member – Vernon Earl Potter

World Millwork Alliance sadly expresses the loss of Vernon Earl Potter who passed away January 11, 2017, almost attaining the age of 88.

For more than four decades, Dallas Wholesale has been a WMA member. A pioneer in the millwork industry, Vernon Earl Potter will be missed by his family, friends, and the millwork community.

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Superior Aluminum Products Named a Top 100 Company

The Montrose Group, a consulting firm located in Columbus, OH, released theirlist of the top 100 middle-market companies in Ohio. The list represents companies in $10 million to $500 million revenue range who show positive growth that are producing high wage jobs across the state. Superior Aluminum Products was notified that they fit the criteria which the group was looking for, and were selected for inclusion on the list. Superior Aluminum is a respected leader in the manufacturing of aluminum railings, columns, and fencing for remodeling and new construction. Learn More About Superior Aluminum Products

December 2016

Remembering WMA Officer, Long-time Member and Friend – George E. Kessel, Jr.

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that World Millwork Alliance informs the WMA membership that loyal member and friend of WMA, George Edward Kessel, Jr. passed away.

Many in the millwork industry remember George Kessel as President of Morgan Wightman Supply Company. A distributor member company who supported WMA since 1993. George was an active contributor and a true leader of WMA. George volunteered his time to serve as an association officer for four years as WMA Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair until 2013. George participated in several strategic plans, and remained active in the association financials as a committee member through 2016.

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Superior Aluminum Products Celebrates 50 Years of Local Ownership

Superior Aluminum Products celebrated 50 years of local ownership by holding a ceremony on location. The ceremony was led by Doug Borchers, current President of Superior Aluminum Products. Doug led the crowd through a toast to the accomplishments of Tom Francis and Ed Borchers, proprietors that purchased Superior Aluminum on November 12, 1966. Tom’s eldest son, Bill Francis (President of sister company Francis Manufacturing), delivered a speech, followed by an address from Ed Borchers himself. The ceremony contained a background slideshow featuring the people, products, and memories celebrating Superior Aluminum’s 50 years in Russia, OH. At the conclusion of the event, another son of Tom’s, Patrick Francis, Vice President of Superior Aluminum, revealed a special plaque to honor Tom and Ed’s devotion. The plaque was hung in the main entrance of the Superior offices during a dedication ceremony as the newly-named “Tom Francis and Ed Borchers Lobby”. Read more about the company history at Superior Aluminum

DW Distribution Honors Masonite International

DESOTO, TX-December 1, 2016. DW Distribution Inc announced today Masonite International, a quality door manufacturer, has been awarded DW’s 2016 Vendor of the Year.

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November 2016

Masonite International Corporation Reports 2016 Third Quarter Results

Masonite International Corporation announced results for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2016.

“We delivered our tenth consecutive quarter of double digit adjusted EBITDA growth with positive performance in all three reportable segments. At 12.9%, our year to date adjusted EBITDA margin is the highest it has been since 2009,” said Fred Lynch, President and CEO. “Our strategic initiatives and purposeful investments are reflected in our solid performance.”

Read more at MASONITE

September 2016

DMSi Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Businesses

Software provider DMSi made the Inc. 5000 for 2016. This list, published by Inc. magazine, recognizes the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

Read more at DMSi

August 2016

WMA WELCOMES NEW MEMBER APOLLO BUILDING PRODUCTS

apollo-logo-12-inch-2Celebrating more than 15 years in the millwork industry, Apollo Building Products Inc. is a single-source supplier dedicated to providing a wide range of products for  door pre-hangers, including beautiful Apoll ä doorlites, stunning Topline prefinished fiberglass entry and retrofit patio doors,  Better Vue ääinterior wood doors, unique Topline ä white smooth and Color Grainä composite jambs, brick molds, mullions, hinges, as well as tempered pattern glass sheets and doorlite frames at all sizes.

Apollo is proud to provide members of WMA with an extensive line of market-proven products backed by a steadfast commitment to customer service.

For more information, please visit their booth at the 2016 WMA show in Phoenix, AZ, and www.apollobuildingproducts.com.

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. Appoints Carey Phelps as Director, Investor Relations

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BMCH) (“BMC” or the “Company”), a leading provider of diversified lumber and building materials and solutions to new construction builders and remodeling contractors in the U.S., today announced that Carey Phelps has been appointed Director, Investor Relations.  A seasoned investor relations professional, Ms. Phelps previously served as Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, at Beazer Homes and before that, as Division Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, at Spectrum Brands.

“We are pleased to have an investor relations professional of Carey’s caliber join the BMC team,” said Peter Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMC.  “Her broad industry experience and insights will be invaluable as we continue our efforts to capitalize on growth opportunities, enhance profitability and expand shareholder value.  Carey has a reputation for effectively communicating with the investment community and will be instrumental in further establishing relationships with analysts and investors.”

Read more at BMC

Huttig Building Products, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

Huttig Building Products, Inc.(“Huttig”), a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

“We delivered our 21st consecutive quarterly improvement over prior year’s quarter, excluding unusual items, in the second quarter of 2016,” said Jon Vrabely, Huttig President and CEO. “I am very pleased with our financial results and our continued success in executing our strategic priorities in the quarter. We closed the acquisition of BenBilt Building Systems, accelerated our revenue and margin growth, and continued our investments in people, capital, and technology, which we believe will support our growth and profitability going forward.”

Read more at HUTTIG

July 2016

WMA WELCOMES NEW MEMBER MERRICK MACHINE/RUVO

RuvoLogo_whiteongreenRUVO has roots dating back to 1947, when company founder Rudolph “Rudy” Volkmer began manufacturing machinery in a small shop in Long Island, NY. RUVO was purchased by Merrick Machine Co. in 1990.

Since then, the RUVO machine product line has expanded to become the industry leader in automated door machinery for door and millwork shops. There are RUVO machines for pre-hung, architectural, and commercial doors; along with jamb prep, casing and door assembly.

For more information please visit www.ruvodoormachines.com

ODL, Inc. Announces Extension of Spotlights™ Doorglass Designs

ODL, Inc., a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has extended the offering of its Spotlights™ Doorglass Designs. The new glass options are giving architects the one-stop shop selection they are looking for in an array of styles that not only match the authenticity of the home but also provide a level of customization, which are becoming increasingly important for homeowners.

Read more at ODL, Inc.

WMA Welcomes New Member Qingdao Yasen Wood Co. Ltd

Yasen wood logoEstablished in 1977, Yasen Wood produces high quality interior & exterior wood doors, and millwork for various markets around the world.  With over 400 highly experienced staff at our 700,000 sq ft manufacturing complex located in Qingdao China, and over 50,000 sq ft warehouse in Toronto Canada, Yasen strives to develop and provide creative door solutions to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.

For more information please visit www.yasenwood.com

June 2016

WMA Member Presented Pedro Arrupe, S. J. Award

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. served as Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until
1983. Fr. Arrupe gave one of his most famous speeches in 1973 when he proposed the
educational objective to form “men and women for others.” Jesuit High School initiated
the Arrupe Award in 1998 to honor and recognize those whose service is a model of what
it means to be a person for others. This year we are pleased to present the Pedro Arrupe,
S.J. Award to Jeff Johnson.   Read more 

William-MacRae and Company awarded Importer of the Year Award

On May 11, 2016 The Midwest International Trade Association awarded William-MacRae and Company Importer of the Year for 2016.  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts presented the award to President Scott Burger at the annual World Trade Conference.

William-MacRae and Company is industry leading importer of wood products and industrial components.  For over 25 years, William-MacRae and Company has supported American manufacturers and distributors in their effort to remain competitive in a challenging world by supplying high quality millwork and other wood components for their US operations.

For more information please visit William-MacRae and Company

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. Launches Consolidated Brand

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of diversified building products and services to professional builders and contractors in the residential housing market, launched its corporate brand uniting the Company’s regional operations and trade names under the BMC brand.

BMC’s logo represents the Company’s mission to be the preferred supplier, employer, partner and distributor in its communities, enabling customers to be successful by delivering what they need, when they need it, exactly how they want it — from start to finish.  In connection with the unification under the BMC brand, is a single company logo, new ticker symbol and new IR website:  ir.BuildWithBMC.com.  The Company’s stock will continue to trade on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol BMCH beginning June 6, 2016.

Read more at BMC Stock Holdings, Inc.

WMA Welcomes New Member Pacific Crest Building Products (PCBP)

pacific crest logoWith more than 75 years’ experience in designing and building wood doors, PCBP takes great pride in providing the perfect door for every style of home.  We offer prefinished exterior mahogany and knotty alder wood entry doors as well as unfinished/prefinished knotty alder, prefinished mahogany flush and 4 models of primed pine interior doors.   Matching barn doors and tracks are also available to ship in our quick 5 day lead-time.   With 3 warehouse locations across the United States, there is a quick, quality wood door solution nearby.

For more information please visit www.pacificpridedoors.com

WMA Welcomes New Member Nova Plastech, Inc.

novaNova Plastech Inc. is a Canadian company. We specialize in cellular and rigid profiles extrusion for windows and doors. We have invested an extrusion plant in China. We supply window and door profiles with a competitive price structure over twenty years in North American. Reinforcing window profiles integrate aluminum or steel with cellular PVC profiles to obtain an innovative solid product offering the weather-resistant. Perfectly suited for a variety exterior applications in the coastal regions such as Florida.

For more information please visit www.novaplastech.com

WMA Welcomes New Member Superior Aluminum Products

Superior_60 logo-SELECTSFor 60 years Superior Aluminum Products has been one of the country’s leading manufacturers of aluminum railings, fences, and columns. Superior products are installed in a wide array of applications including single and multi-family residential, higher education, health care, and lodging. Every project is custom-drawn by the Superior team of engineers and manufactured with pride to exact customer specifications. Each assembly is made with high quality, durable aluminum, creating a maintenance-free final product that will look just as impressive many years from now.  Superior columns are proudly stocked in lumber yards and home improvement centers all across the US.

For more information please visit www.superioraluminum.com

May 2016

WMA Member Honored By The Heritage Foundation –
James and Melisha McAlister

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016—James and Melisha McAlister, part-owners of the Clem Lumber and Distributing Co. in Alliance, Ohio, have been honored with The Heritage Foundation’s “John Von Kannon Patriot Award.”

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Huttig Building Products, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

Huttig Building Products, Inc., a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

“We had another strong quarter and are off to a great start in 2016,” said Jon Vrabely, Huttig President and CEO. “We continued to execute our strategic plan delivering our 20th consecutive quarterly improvement over the prior year’s quarter, excluding unusual items. In addition, our acquisition of BenBilt Building Systems significantly increases our geographic coverage in the Mid-Atlantic and strengthens our position as the largest value-add millwork wholesale distributor and door fabricator in the country.”

Read more at Huttig Building Products

Remembering WMA Member – James Stephens
Bentley Sales – Manufacturers Representatives

World Millwork Alliance sadly expresses the loss of James Stephens, who died peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, May 1, 2016, with his family by his side.  Jim is survived by his wife Karen and his daughter Dawn.    Jim was the President of Bentley Sales – Manufacturers Representatives located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.   Jim’s career began in a retail lumber yard in 1972 on Cape Cod. Since that time, Jim experienced wholesale distribution, manufacturing and incorporated Bentley Sales in May of 1999. Jim took personal pride in the team he assembled. Jim founded the company based on his personal philosophy, which transcends throughout the sales organization… “Credibility, Integrity, and a Strong Work Ethic”. Jim believed his philosophy to be the cornerstone of any successful agency.  Bentley Sales was founded in 1998.  Jim joined WMA that same year supporting the association and the millwork industry. Bentley Sales has continued to be an active WMA member for the past 18 years.

Jim will be truly missed by his family, friends and the millwork industry.  Our deepest condolences to the Stephens family.

For services and visitation at Meuller Funeral home.

April 2016

WMA Welcomes AFCO Industries, Inc.

rvd logoOne of the most respected names in the building materials industry since 1946, AFCO Industries, Inc. operates four US manufacturing facilities specializing in Aluminum, Fiberglass and Vinyl production. AFCO, a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP corporation, is the only vertically integrated manufacturer of Door Components, Columns and Railing in the country, as well as being an OEM producer for many industries. Trust AFCO’s 70 years of American manufacturing experience for your business’ product needs.

For more information please visit www.afco-ind.com

84 Lumber Named on Forbes’ 2016 List of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers

84 Lumber, the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier, has been named to Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers.

Companies were selected based on a survey conducted by Forbes, in partnership with Statista.com, of more than 30,000 employees working for large or midsize firms – with 1,000 or more employees – across 25 industries. Employees were asked to recommend and rate their employers, as well as mention good and bad employers in sectors and industries besides their own.

Read more at 84 Lumber

Huttig Building Products, Inc. Acquires BenBilt Building Systems

Huttig Building Products, Inc., one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of millwork and specialty building products used principally in new residential construction and home improvement, announced the acquisition of BenBilt Building Systems (“BenBilt”), a leading wholesale distributor and door fabricator serving customers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Read more at HUTTIG

Lynden Door Announces Launch Of Newly Redesigned Website

Lynden Door Inc., long recognized as a market leader in the interior flush wood door industry, has announced the launch of the newly redesigned website, www.lyndendoor.com.  With the theme “Open Your Future,” the new site offers a simplified way for visitors to maneuver through the complexities of door selection while providing design inspiration.

View more at Lynden Door

March 2016

Huttig Appoints Chief Financial Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO, March 31, 2016 – Huttig Building Products, Inc. (“Huttig”) (NASDAQ: HBP) today announced the appointment of Oscar A. Martinez as the new Vice President – Chief Financial Officer.

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WMA Welcomes New Member SEAL-RITE DOOR, INC.

Seal Rite DoorEstablished in 1981, Seal-Rite Door began our relationship with Therma-Tru Doors with a sole focus on residential entry and patio systems. That focus, commitment and experience continues today allowing us to be an industry leader in the markets we serve.  The acquisition by Palmer-Donavin in 2013 introduces a new culture of employee ownership with the corporate motto, “Service is Our Most Important Product.” Our people are passionate and dedicated to service your needs and deliver the highest quality Therma-Tru entry door products.

For more information please visit www.sealritedoor.com

WMA Welcomes AquaSur Tech OEM

AquaSurTech OEM logoThe forces of nature imposes special demands on coating systems intended for window and door applications.  AquaSurTech OEM’s answer to these challenges is a series of AAMA tested, environmentally friendly, waterborne coatings which incorporate hardness along with flexibility, heat reflectance, and excellent color/gloss retention.   In addition, AquaSurTech OEM will provide your company with all the necessary assistance in equipment selection, start-up and training to ensure you deliver a cost effective, high quality color offering for your PVC, Aluminum and Fiberglass applications.

For more information please visit AquaSur Tech OEM

JELD-WEN Partners with U.S. Lumber

In a new strategic partnership, JELD-WEN and U.S. Lumber are opening the door for more product choices available to the building industry in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Effective in mid-2016, door dealers and lumberyards throughout five Mid-Atlantic states will be able to purchase the entire collection of JELD-WEN® exterior and interior door product lines from U.S. Lumber. Through the partnership, U.S. Lumber will prehang and distribute the complete line-up of JELD-WEN doors, as well as provide other added-value features for customers.

Read more at JELD-WEN
Huttig Building Products, Inc. Announces 2015 4th Quarter and Full Year Results

Huttig Building Products, Inc., a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

Read more at HUTTIG

February 2016

WMA Welcomes New Member OSHKOSH DOOR

Oshkosh doorSince 1853, Oshkosh Door Company provides wood and FRP doors and frames focused on the Architectural and Commercial markets.  Oshkosh provides specialized, sophisticated functionality for each door- from safety and security to designer style.  Oshkosh turns what was a purely functional, uninspired commodity product into a unique feature of a building.  Owners are proud to own and showcase a building with such distinctive yet practical interior doors that deliver great “threshold appeal” and increase property value.

For more information about OSHKOSH DOOR please visit www.oshkoshdoor.com

WMA Welcomes New Member INTEX MILLWORK SOLUTIONS

INTEX LogoINTEX Millwork Solutions specializes in the design and fabrication of custom PVC trim and millwork.  Architects and builders rely on INTEX’s strengths in both traditional workmanship and engineering technology to craft intricately detailed, high quality millwork for distinctive homes and buildings   INTEX also offers many standard cellular PVC products; such as, columns, newels and railing systems that are stocked in many locations along the East Coast.

For more information about INTEX Millwork Solutions please visit www.INTEXmillwork.com

January 2016

HUTTIG APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

Huttig Building Products, Inc. announced the appointment of a new director, Gina Hoagland.

Read more at HUTTIG

November 2015

JELD-WEN NAMES MARK A. BECK PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JELD-WEN, inc. (“JELD-WEN”) today announced the appointment of Mark A. Beck as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 30, 2015. Kirk Hachigian, who is currently in these roles, will continue as an active member of JELD-WEN’s leadership team as Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hachigian and Mr. Beck will work closely together into the new year to facilitate a smooth management transition.

Read more at JELD-WEN

WMA Welcomes New Member CROWNDUIT

crownduitCrownduit is a revolutionary miterless removable crown molding component system that eliminates the need for nails, glue, or putty.  With overlapping components and the ability for the MDF faceplate to be painted off-site, Crownduit is installed blemish free with minimal mess.  Crownduit’s track system enables your to route, conceal, and protect fiber optic, home theater, audio, video, and security hard-wire cabling/wireless access points, achieving full home automation while leaving your walls intact.

Visit www.crownduit.com for more information.

WMA Welcomes New Member COMBILIFT

combiliftCombilift is a specialist forklift & straddle carrier manufacturer producing a wide range of customized handling solutions, all of which are designed for the safe, space saving and very productive handling of the long and bulky loads.

4-way Combilifts work as counterbalance, sideloader, and narrow-aisle forklifts.

The Combitlift Multidirectional capabilities and its ability to handle both long and short loads offer a host of possible applications for potential users.

Visit www.combilift.com for more information.

October 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) announced that Aaron Sulzer has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately.  The appointment comes after an extensive internal and external search to fill the position, and is a key component of SPI’s overall management repositioning to accommodate the accelerated growth of the company.  Sulzer will oversee SPI’s lumber, millwork, and fiber sales as well as transportation.

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Consolidated Companies PR Announcement

The Consolidated Companies, headquartered in Clifton, New Jersey has formed a strategic alliance with the Tzar Investment Group, LLC and it’s private equity entity, The US-India Investment Fund LP. The alliance plans to make a capital investment and assist in expanding and develop business domestically and internationally, specifically in India. Read More>

WMA Welcomes Magbee Contractor Supply Inc.

Magbee Contractor Supply Inc. is a Building Supply Dealer serving the professional builder in Metro Atlanta since 1954. Located just north of Atlanta in Windor, GA, we provide quality building products and supply value added services to the builder by manufacturing and assembling millwork products on site. With over 100,000 Sq. Ft. of warehouse space devoted to manufacturing of Doors, Windows,and Custom Millwork in a Lumberyard that covers over 20 acres, our facility is one of the largest in the are devoted to building material distribution.

Visit www.magbee.com for more information

WMA Welcomes New Member McMahon & Company

MaC logoMcMahon and Company is a family owned two step distributor of millwork products.  We work hard to produce a high quality product back by industry leading service and expertise.  Our product lines include interior doors and millwork, exterior doors, hollow metal doors and frames.   We deliver to dealers throughout Wisconsin, the northern half of Illinois, and the Northwest corner of Indiana.  Our leading manufacturers include, but are not limited to, Masonite Interior and Exterior doors; Woodgrain Hardwood Doors; PBI Doors; Dunbarton Rediflex Frames; and commercial doors and frames from DKS.

Visit www.macdoors.com for more information.

Rugby Architectural Building Products Announces The Acquisition of Cabinet Supply LLC.

Rugby Architectural Building Products announces the completion of the acquisition of Cabinet Supply, LLC based in Decatur, Alabama.  “We are extremely excited about the addition of Cabinet Supply to the Rugby Architectural Building Products team. Phillip Carden and his team have done a fabulous job building a great business from its start-up in 2012 and we look forward to working with Phillip to grow the business”, commented Drew Dickinson, Rugby Chief Operating Officer, adding “our new location in Alabama perfectly complements our expansion in the Southeast.”

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WMA Welcomes DECO-FLASH

DECO-FLASH LLC. manufactures a revolutionary new product that is sure to change the way windows and doors are installed.  DECO-FLASH® combines waterproofing, flashing and trim in a self-contained monolithic unit that installs in minutes.  DECO-FLASH is made out of high quality vinyl and provides a dimensionally stable opening, which guarantees that windows and doors are installed perfectly every time.  DECO-FLASH provides a worry free new way to cost effectively install windows and doors.

Visit www.DECO-FLASH.com  for more information

Masonite International Corporation Names Russell Tiejema as Chief Financial Officer

Masonite International Corporation announced the appointment of Russell Tiejema as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 2, 2015.

Read More at MASONITE

DMSi Presented With Progress Visionary Award

DMSi Software today announced that it has been named a 2014 Progress Visionary Award winner. The Progress Global Partner Awards is an elite program highlighting Progress partners that have turned their ideas into business reality.

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JELD-WEN Growth Continues With Purchase Of LaCantina

A period of rapid growth for JELD-WEN, the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors, is continuing with the announcement today that the company has acquired LaCantina Doors, a manufacturer of folding and multislide door systems based in Oceanside, California. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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WMA Welcomes Newest Member Great Plains Millwork

Great Plains Mill Work logoGreat Plains Millwork has been providing Millwork and Anderson Windows to the upper end custom home builder in the Twin Cities metro area and Western Wisconsin since 1991.   Great Plains Millwork has an emphasis on the highest quality material while at the same time striving for an even higher quality of service.

Visit www.greatplainsmillwork.com for more information.

WMA Member Peter M. Fecht Passes Away (1950-2015)

Peter M. Fecht passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the age of 65, after battling health problems.   Pete spent his entire career in the millwork industry. He had worked at the former Lawrence Brothers Hardware for 29 years, Generation 4 for 13 years, and the last year with PreHangers Supply Corporation where Pete was credited to giving the young business a successful start.

Pete was known as a kind, honest and giving person. Always a helpful to friends and those in the millwork industry. A close friend of Pete commented on his passing, “Those of us who worked closely with Pete are especially honored to have known him. We all benefited from his generosity and optimistic, positive attitude. Those attributes never change, even throughout the past several weeks and days. Most of all, we benefited from Pete’s friendship. We will miss our dear friend.”

After graduation from Newman Central Catholic High School, Pete served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1970-1972. He was a member and past commander of the Sterling American Legion Post 296. Pete enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, playing pool and reading.

Pete was born March 11, 1950 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, the son of Robert and Mary J. (Yanna) Fecht. Pete is survived by his three sons: Andrew Fecht, Robert Fecht and Jonathan Fecht; brothers, Patrick (Deb) Fecht and Mike (Nancy) Fecht; a grandchild, Morgan Fecht and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

September 2015

Global PacificGlobal Pacific Joins WMA

Global Pacific is a diversified source for wood products representing factories in Asia and South America.  Their integrated supply/logistics chain, strategically located, allows Global Pacific to offer high quality products and service to their customers.   Global Pacific has developed their core business on gesso coated finger jointed wood and UL MDF moldings such as jambs, casings, crowns, base boards, and boards.  They can also supply plywood, door skins, wood flooring, and doors.  Global Pacific has a flexible supply chain that allows them to provide customized solutions for special products with shorter lead times and prompt deliveries.

For more information on Global Pacific, click here

Wood BrokerageWood Brokerage International Joins WMA

Wood Brokerage International represents millwork companies specializing in wood mouldings, millwork, lumber, and fingerjoint blocks and blanks.

For more information on Wood Brokerage International, click here

GlassCraft Door Company Wins Award

GlassCraft 9-21-15GlassCraft Door Company wins the fenestration industry’s prestigious Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Door Component. The award is in recognition of GlassCraft’s breakthrough BioFoam™ insulating foam material used for its FiberCraft premium composite doors product line. Unique in the industry, BioFoam is produced from plant-based oil sources, providing a more sustainable and environmental alternative to polyurethane insulating foam. The distinctive judges reviewing this year’s CAA entries, cited BioFoam’s reported lower environmental impact as the tipping point of innovation.  One judge explains, “BioFoam is less hazardous to manufacture and use, it can contribute to green building efforts and reduced fossil fuel usage.” GlassCraft’s product development team worked closely with its chemist to develop BioFoam and to test its performance. Test results show that BioFoam exhibits uniform density and an even cell structure that uses no synthetic blowing agent or ozone-depleting substances. This translates to safer workplace for GlassCraft’s employees and a “greener” door for its customers. This giant leap with regard to environmental and health benefits ultimately benefits the end user in the home building market. As one CAA judge cites, “I can see homeowners requesting this in the future.” BioFoam is available in FiberCraft premium composite doors with a variety of designs including plank doors, contemporary doors, 2 panel doors with speakeasies, doors with decorative glass, wrought iron grilles, SDLs (simulated divided lites), craftsman, and privacy glass.

Visit www.glasscraft.com for more information.

Weston Wood Solutions News

Weston Wood Solutions Inc. has been recognized in Canadian Business magazine as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies ranked by our 5-year increase in sales. Weston’s vision is to be a leading specialty value-added wood products distributor providing best-in-class supply chain management services and solutions for diverse domestic and international customers and suppliers.

Also, as of September 25th ,  Weston Wood Solutions Inc. will be moving to a 100,000 square foot distribution facility in Brampton, not far from our current location. The larger premises will give us room to grow our product selection and manufacturing capabilities, and the specially designed offices provide a great working environment for our team.

Visit www.westonwoodsolutions.com for more information.

Menzner Hardwoods Announces The Acquisition Of Glen Oak Millwork

Menzner Hardwoods announced the acquisition of the former Glen Oak Millwork facility in Somerset, NY.  The Somerset location will focus on FJ Poplar, Poplar S4S boards and solid Poplar mouldings.   According to Menzer Hardwoods, Poplar has become a species of choice due to its excellent painting and staining characteristics.  The acquisition will help Menzner address this growing segment and allow Menzner to grow their business.  Carey Bunkelman, an employee Menzner Hardwood for 38 years, has been named manager of the Somerset location.

Visit www.menzerhardwoods.com for more information.

Woodgrain Millwork Opening Distribution Center in Baltimore Maryland

Area Development reports that Woodgrain Millwork will be opening up a new distribution center near Montgomery Park on Washington Boulevard in Baltimore City, Maryland.  The company plans to hire 65 employees over the next three years.  “Baltimore represents an exciting opportunity for Woodgrain Millwork to grow in a supportive, progressive business environment. We look forward to bringing new jobs to the city, while working alongside the many other industry leaders who call Baltimore home,” said Barry Dale, President of Woodgrain Distribution.  Read More >

JELD-WEN Acquires Karona Inc.

JELD-WEN, the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors, announced today that it has acquired Karona Inc. (“Karona”), a manufacturer of specialty stile and rail doors based in Caledonia, Michigan. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Read More at JELD-WEN

Eugenie Canada Hosting Factory Tours in September

For more information visit  www.groupeeugenie.com

GlassCraft Door Company Introduces NEW Contemporary Fiberglass Door Collection

GlassCraft Door Company introduces an all new Contemporary Collection for its FiberCraft™ Premium Composite Door product line. This collection features true flush glazed glass panels for an authentic modern look. From the exterior side of the door, the look is sleek without raised moulding around the glass panels. This minimalist construction and design allows for an easy replacement of the glass if needed.  Choose between Estate and Artisan Collection® of premium finish options for the most realistic wood grains and beautiful finishes. May be ordered as door only or assembled prehung with full composite jambs. This contemporary collection is available in a wide variety of door styles, including the Brentwood, Westwood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Bel Air, Beverly, Venice, and Ventura for both 8’0” and 6’8” tall doors.  Available in 4 glass options with varying privacy ratings.

For more information visit www.glasscraft.com

JELD-WEN Acquires Aneeta Window Systems

JELD-WEN, the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors, has announced the acquisition of Aneeta Window Systems (Aneeta), an industry leading manufacturer and supplier of sashless windows in Australia. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Read More at JELD-WEN

Quanex Building Products Agrees To Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) (“Quanex”), a leading supplier of window and door components, today announced that it has significantly broadened its product portfolio and service model by entering into an agreement to acquire Woodcraft Industries (“Woodcraft”), a premier supplier of doors and components to leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. The all-cash transaction, which is expected to close in the 4th calendar quarter of 2015, is valued at approximately $248.5M and will be funded with a combination of cash on-hand, a new asset-based revolving credit facility and a new term loan, each of which will be entered into prior to the closing of the acquisition. Woodcraft is expected to add $240M in revenues at 13% EBITDA margins to Quanex’s growing portfolio as a leading OEM component supplier in Building Products. Read More >

EverMark-LNL Acquires Chilhowie, VA Manufacturer

EverMark-LNL, an international leader in millwork manufacturing based in Suwanee, GA, announces the asset purchase of Sure-Wood Forest Products, a millwork and moulding manufacturer in Chilhowie, VA.

Read More From EverMark-LNL

Quanex Building Products Agrees To Acquire Woodcraft Industries

Quanex Building Products Corporation, a leading supplier of window and door components, announced that it has significantly broadened its product portfolio and service model by entering into an agreement to acquire Woodcraft Industries (“Woodcraft”), a premier supplier of doors and components to leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry.

Read More at Quanex Building Products

WMA Welcomes New Members:

Jim White MillworkJim White Millwork is a millwork reload distribution center of quality mouldings, cut stock, and is a leading distributor of TruChoice Arauco mouldings in the United States offering a wide variety of pine millwork in solid, fingerjoint bare, fingerjoint primed, fingerjoint Ivory, and MDF.  For more information please visit www.jimwhitemillwork.biz

Exco LogoEXCO is an Import/Export Agency for lumber and millwork products specializing in sales of Chilean MDF and Radiata Pine Mouldings and Millwork throughout the Americas.   EXCO is exclusive sales representative for Maforsa Jesso Primed Ultralight MDF Mouldings.    Products they represent include MDF Moudlings, MDF Jambs, F/J Radiata Pine Mouldings, F/J Radiata Pine Jambs, Pine Panels, Plywood, and Lumber.   For more information please visit www.excochile.com

Produits MatraProduits MATRA, Inc. fabricates a wide range of millwork products made of Eastern White Pine.  MATRA has two cutting-edge plants and over 170,000 sq.ft. of production space and processes more than 30 million FBM of Eastern White Pine every year.   Whether your require S4S primed board, door jambs, split jambs, flat jambs, or components that are designed for specific application, MATRA has the expertise and know how to meet your needs as a trusted business partner.    For more information please visit www.produitsmatra.com

Millwork SpecialistMILLWORK SPECIALIST MIDWEST, Inc. is an independent millwork sales representative agency.  Founded in 2004 by Jim Ganninger, MSM represents some of the finer building product and millwork related companies in the United States.  Products include doors, mouldings, stair parts, and hardware.  MSM has a manned office in St. Louis, Missouri and three outside salesmen covering Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

August 2015

Carter Lumber Opening Two New Locations in the Southeast

Carter Lumber has signed an agreement for a new location in Powder Springs, GA, and will soon be opening another new location in Lexington, NC, further expanding their presence in the Southeast.Jeff Donley, President and COO of Carter Lumber, said, “Both of these new locations were necessary expansions for our company. With our investment into nearby markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and the Triad, we’ve seen such tremendous growth that we need additional locations for support. These locations give us the ability to continue to be the employer and supplier of choice in the Southeast, which is especially important, considering all the current turmoil in our industry. This is a continuation of our long-term plan for consistent, stable growth. ”

Read More at Carter Lumber

WMA Welcomes New Member Powell Valley Millwork

Powell VAlley millworkPowell Valley Millwork is a wholesale manufacturer of finger-joint and solid Poplar mouldings. Their product offering includes primed interior trim, jambs, S4S boards, plantation shutter components, stretcher bars, and picture frame mouldings with customers across North America. The company prides itself on investing heavily in land, buildings, and assets utilizing state-of-art scanning, finger-jointing, and moulding technology. Most important to Powell Valley Millwork are their team of managers, operators, and maintenance technicians who have decades of industry experience. For more information please visit www.pvmillwork.com

BMC Announces The Acquisition of Robert Bowden, Inc.

BMC, one of the nation’s leading providers of building materials and construction services, today announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operations of Atlanta, Georgia based Robert Bowden, Inc. (“RBI”), enabling BMC to expand its custom and production millwork capabilities to the southeastern United States.

Read More from BMC

Simpson Door Company Announces New Sales Representatives

Flyover Premier Sales becomes the latest millwork sales representative to join Simpson Door Company’s nationwide sales team. Flyover will represent Simpson in America’s Heartland, stretching from Kansas to Michigan and Ohio.

Read More from Simpson Door

Masonite Announces Acquisition of National Hickman

Masonite International Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of National Hickman . Hickman is a leading supplier of doorkits (similar to fully finished prehung door units) and other millwork in the United Kingdom providing the new homebuilder sector with customized solutions delivered directly to the job site.

Read More at Masonite.com

Eugenie Canada Celebrates New Office

WMA Member, Eugenie Canada, showcased their new office and showroom with a grand opening celebration.

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June 2015

HUTTIG Appoints Two New Board Members
Huttig Building Products, Inc.  announced the expansion of its Board of Directors and appointment of two new members, James Hibberd and Patrick Larmon. Read More from Huttig Building Products

May 2015

BMC & Stock Building Supply Announce Merger
BMC & Stock Building Supply announced the signing of a merger agreement to combine the two companies in an all stock transaction.   The merger is expected to enhance their geographic reach, as well as expand their product & service offerings in growth markets across the United States. Read More at BMC.

Henley Supply Millwork is now second generation with company President, Sam Henley.
Henley Supply Millwork, founded in 1957 by Claude and Joyce Henley, is now second generation with company President, Sam Henley. Henley Supply stocks an assorted line of solid pine, finger-joined pine, poplar, and MDF moldings in a 55,000 square foot interior door plant facility in Decherd, Tennessee. We have 150 profiles of moldings in stock and for sale. along with our full line of windows and doors- serviced by staff of 10 professional Sales Representatives.

We have a fleet of twenty-five box vans, plus our own semi-trucks and trailers as needed by our delivery departments.  We cover 125 square miles from Nashville to Chattanooga to Huntsville, Alabama.  We feel that we can be your complete and trustworthy millwork supplier. Henley Supply Millwork is dedicated to providing dependable service and quality products.  We appreciate any opportunity to fill your needs in molding and millwork.

WMA Welcomes New Member Fujian City Sanming City Donglai Wood Co., LTD.
Fujian City Sanming City Donglai Wood Company is a manufacturer of finger jointed wood products, wood mouldings, and coated wood panels with a stable output of around 30,000 cubic meters of coating products including frames, reveals, S3S and materials, decorative mouldings.

Hampton Affiliates Chinese Millwork Facility is Now Manufacturing Exterior Door Frames
Portland, OR:  Today, Hampton Affiliates, a manufacturer and reseller of quality wood products, announced they have begun production of Primed Radiata Pine Exterior Door Frames.  After 3 years of successful production of high quality, western managed, Primed S4S Products, they have decided to increase the product mix and add Exterior Frames to fulfill current demand. Read More from Hampton Affiliates

Ponderosa Software and Masonite Integrate ERP Software and Masonite’s MAX Web-based Door Design and Pricing Application
Ponderosa Software and Masonite Corporation announced the first commercially available ERP interface for Masonite’s new Xpress (MAX) Configurator, Masonite’s breakthrough browser-based door design and pricing application. Accessible from most any computer, laptop or tablet PC, the MAX application lets you virtually design a wide range of entry and interior door styles and options and provide customers with an instant quote at the job site or from anywhere else. Masonite dealers can now import the information directly from MAX Xpress into their Ponderosa ERP system to save time and eliminate errors, assist in upselling additional features to improve margins and maximize customer satisfaction. Masonite highlighted the Ponderosa integration at a meeting for their distributors on May 19th in Tampa, FL. Read More at Caisoft.com.

Masonite International Corporation Names Elias Barrios to Lead Global Operations and Supply Chain
TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) today announced the appointment of Elias Barrios as Senior Vice President Global Operations and Supply Chain, effective June 15, 2015. Read More from Masonite International Corporation

World Millwork Alliance would like to welcome our newest members:

Cardinal Logistics Management
Cardinal Logistics Management operates one of the largest, most diverse dedicated fleets in the U.S. Our logistics experts work directly with our clients to optimize their supply chains by developing and implementing customized transportation solutions that best fit their needs. www.cardlog.com

DK Decorative Technologies LTd
DK Decorative Technologies specializes in producing & developing polyurethane mouldings for interior & exterior decoration.  As one of  the largest Polyurethane Mouldings Manufacturer in China , with more than 10 years of experience , we are able to provide competitive prices ,good quality PU Mouldings   We manufacture hundreds of top quality ,low-maintenance ,elegant PU Mouldings and we are here to meet and exceed our customers’ expectation with our services. www.dkdeco.com

Louisville Ladder
Louisville Ladder is a manufacturer of Attic Ladders with over 65 years experience in the climbing products industry offering a full line of attic ladders.  www.louisvilleladder.com

Linea Parana Madieras LTDA
Línea Paraná processes its own pine wood with environmental certification. It produces moldings for doors and windows, frames, various types of panels, concrete forms and structural beams and exports its production to various international markets.  www.linea.com.br

MaxCraft Doors Inc.
MaxCraft offers Mahogany-Fiberglass Hybrid entry doors with TDL, decorative and wrought iron glass designs. The MaxGreen collection features natural mahogany veneer permanently bonded to the interior of a textured fiberglass door. The IronMax collection features black smooth fiberglass exterior and natural mahogany (optional black fiberglass) interior with hinged external metal grilles.  www.maxcraftdoors.com

Delaney Hardware
Delaney Hardware is a manufacturer of residential and commercial door locks, builders’ hardware, bath accessories, and door hinges. We market our products and services to companies that supply builders of commercial, residential, assisted living, and multi-family construction projects. We strive to achieve this by continually providing quality products and professional services at a level beyond our customers’ highest expectations.  www.delaneyinc.com

Neuma Doors
Seamless integration of sophisticated style, intelligent design, and unprecedented quality defines a Neuma Door. With 30 years of creative design, research and development, Neuma Doors offers a wide array of the world’s leading fiberglass patio door systems. Neuma Doors backs it’s strong focus on the development of the newest and most advanced door manufacturing techniques, with a well-trained service and support staff ready to meet the needs of each customer.  www.neumadoors.com

WMA Member Frank Pearson Passes Away (1937-2015)
Frank Pearson passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  An army veteran, Frank is survived by his wife Lou, son Ron (Lori) Pearson. Grandchildren, Scott, Ryan and Cole Pearson. Mr. Pearson had a very successful and respectable career in the Millwork Industry for over fifty years. A long time World Millwork Alliance member, Mr. Pearson owned Frank Pearson Sales and founded Tucker Door and Trim in Atlanta, Georgia. He was chairman of The Springville Historical Committee on which he served twelve years. Our condolences to the Pearson Family.

WMA Remembers John D Weidler, Past WMA Treasurer
John D. Weidler passed away on May 3, 2015.     Mr. Weidler was involved in the millwork industry for many years with Midwest Jobbers and an active member of World Millwork Alliance serving as association Treasure.  Beloved husband for 60 years of Marilyn, nee Meroni. Loving father of John D.Weidler, Jr., Cheryl A. Schultz, Kurt (Kimberly) Weidler, Thomas (Theresa) Weidler and the late Julie Overholt and father-in-law of David (Selena) Overholt. Proud grandfather of Sean, Patrick and Katelyn Overholt, Philip, John M., Melanie and the late Stephen Weidler, Michael and Jessica Schultz, Jordan and Lily Weidler, Elizabeth Weidler and great grandfather of Stella, Jules, Lucy, Eden, Faith and Noah. Dear brother-in-law of Charles (Patty) Meroni and Thomas (Joan) Meroni. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Our prayers are with the Weidler Family.