EIGHTY-FOUR, PA -- 84 Lumber Company, the nation's largest privately held building materials and service provider to professional contractors, has appointed Billy Ball, Vice President of Store Operations.  Ball, a 25-year veteran of the company, most recently was the company's Southeast Division vice president.

"As we continue to rebound from the housing depression with three consecutive years of sales and profit growth, and increasing employment, I believe it's time to have an experienced professional in place whose sole focus will be the needs of the stores and associates in the field," said Maggie Hardy Magerko, President and Owner of 84 Lumber Company. "Billy has been a tremendous leader in our Southeast Division, is highly experienced and has the respect of everyone in the company."

In his new role, Ball 48, will be responsible for more than 249 stores, component plants and specialty manufacturing facilities across the company's 30 state footprint.

"The stores, managers and associates in the field are the backbone of our company and I believe it's critical that there is a singular focus on helping the stores and associates achieve at the highest level," Ball said.  "I also think it's important that I can look at best practices from store to store, area to area and regionally and implement the best ideas across the entire company to improve overall operational efficiency, sales and profit."

Ball began his career with 84 Lumber company in 1989 as a Manager Trainee at the company's Ripley, WV, store, and has served in a variety of positions including Manager, Area Manager and Divisional Vice President.  A native of Ashland, KY, Ball resides in Lake Norman, NC with his wife and daughter.  

About 84 Lumber Company

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, PA, 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry leading services to professional contractors and remodeling professionals in the single and multi-family residential and commercial construction markets. The company operates 253 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product (EWP) center in 30 states representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed construction services for a variety of products including insulation, framing, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall and after paint products. For more information please visit www.84lumber.com

SOURCE 84 Lumber Company

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