EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. – 84 Lumber, the largest privately held building materials chain, will realign divisions as it plans to increase its footprint nationally.
The company has been aggressively marketing its brand as a means to grow sales, and find the workforce to further its expansion plans. 84 Lumber broadcast its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, launched a new employee recruitment campaign and opened multiple stores throughout the Northeast, the company is realigning its divisions to increase efficiencies and boost overall performance.
84 Lumber is reorganizing into four targeted divisions: Central, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest. This new alignment will allow 84 Lumber to be well positioned to accommodate its expansion nationwide. In the new corporate structure, the Central division is the largest with nearly 90 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.
“This is an exciting time for our company,” said Frank Cicero, COO at 84 Lumber. “We see great opportunities across the organization. It’s critical to have the right team and the right resources in the right places. With this new divisional reorganization, 84 Lumber is poised for strategic growth.”
In addition to the divisional realignment, and on the heels of the company’s Super Bowl commercial, 84 Lumber has continued to hire and promote talent throughout the organization. Recent hires include Paul Yater as chief information officer. Recent promotions include David Cochran to vice president of store operations, Jason Hinsken to vice president of installed sales, Jim Barbes to vice president of national sales and the appointment of divisional vice presidents Billy Ball (Southeast), Rob Woodrow (Southwest) and Dave Dahl (Mid-Atlantic).
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country.
84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America in both 2016 and 2017 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. The company is seeking employees through its portal www.84Lumber.com/Careers.