Capital Lumber has welcomed three new members to the sales team at its Woodburn, Ore. branch. Matt Schwab brings over 20 years of sales experience in the building materials industry to his new role of account manager. Brandon Koger has 18 years of sales experience and re-joins as an account manager after having previously worked for Capital at the former Tangent, Ore. location. Matt Close joins inside sales from a diverse background that includes two years of sales and three years of hands-on experience in the lumber industry.
Huttig Teams Up With GAF
ST. LOUIS — Huttig Building Products has announced a distribution agreement with GAF. Huttig will distribut...
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