sd - Effective September, 22, 2014, Richard Hayes has joined American Lumber Underwriters as Sales Executive.

Hayes brings 36 years of insurance expertise to his new position at American Lumber Underwriters. Hayes' most recent position was with VMGU Insurance Agency, where he was President and Co-Founder.

"We are very pleased to have Dick join American Lumber Underwriters," says Scott Reynolds, President and CEO of Member Insurance Group, the parent organization of American Lumber Underwriters. "Dick's superior knowledge of the forest products industry and his experience in building successful client relationships make him an excellent addition to our organization."

About American Lumber Underwriters

American Lumber Underwriters (ALU) ( is a program administrator working nationally with independent agents to provide insurance solutions to meet the unique challenges of businesses involved in the manufacture of wood products and the retail/wholesale distribution of lumber, building materials and hardware supplies. American Lumber Underwriters is the wholesale division of Member Insurance Agency, Inc.

About Member Insurance

Member Insurance ( is the largest provider of insurance to co-op and independent hardware stores and related businesses and has been doing so since 1972. Member Insurance is endorsed by multiple national cooperatives and provides property, casualty, life, & health insurance solutions along with offering extended service plans to its members to sell to their customers.

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