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Blum names Lafferty new president, CEO; Rudisser retires

STANLEY, N.C. - Blum, Inc. has named Shannon Lafferty its new president and CEO, effective July 1. Lafferty succeeds Karl Rudisser, who has worked for Blum, Inc. since its inception in 1977, and has served as president and CEO since 1988. Blum states Lafferty was chosen after a thorough and deliberate selection process, following Rudisser’s announcement of plans to retire several years ago. “Shannon has a solid understanding of our industry, our culture and our values. I have no doubt he’s the right person to take Blum into its next chapter,” said Rudisser.

No injuries in Blum warehouse partial roof collapse

STANLEY, N.C. - No one was injured after a small portion of Blum's warehouse roof collapsed. The affected area is under construction,  part of the hardware company's building expansion project. No construction was being performed at the time of the incident, Blum said, and the company has resumed normal operations. The cause of the collapse, which occurred May 23, is under investigation. Blum offers a full range of hardware, including hinges, drawer runners, lifts and drawer box systems. The U.S. office is located in Stanley, North Carolina.