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Telling Industries, LLC., a manufacturer of light gauge metal framing and accessories, announces the upcoming opening of a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Charlotte, N.C.

The Quikrete® Companies, headquartered in Atlanta, was founded on May 22, 1940. To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Quikrete® is giving away a week’s stay at Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp in Lakeland, Fla., in January 2006. By registering on between now and July 29, participants will be entered for a chance to play with and learn from former All-Starts on the Detroit Tigers’ 1968 and 1985 World Series Championship teams.

Sonny Scaffolds, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, has established new corporate headquarters and relocated its final assembly, warehousing and shipping divisions to an 18,000-square-foot facility in the state-of-the-art Ameriplex industrial complex near Indianapolis International Airport. The firm’s manufacturing division remains in Sonny’s reconfigured Mooresville, Indiana plant, just 10 minutes southwest of the new headquarters.

RoboToolz®, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., has announced that Frank J. Feraco will join the RoboToolz® board as director. In addition to his role as director, Feraco will work closely with Abbott Stillman, executive chairman and CEO, and the management team at RoboToolz® on its strategic planning process, understanding the industry’s changing sales channel dynamics and growing RoboToolz’ laser measurement product line.

Palfinger North America has announced the official Grand Opening of Palfinger University, the company’s 2,000 square foot training center located in Tiffin, Ohio, on April 6. Courses include sales training (the sales process, product knowledge, technical knowledge) and service training (basic service training, intermediate service training and advanced sservice training). For more information on PALFINGER University and its sales orservice training courses, contact either Philip Ingate (sales trainer) at, or Randy Schaubel (service trainer) at, or call 800.567.1554.

Innovative Building Solutions, Inc., the parent company for PanaSteel, LLC, is changing its name to PanaSteel Building Solutions, Inc. PanaSteel Building Solutions will continue to be headquartered in Savannah, Ga., and operate PanaSteel; PanaTransport; PanaSteel Field Installation Services; and Overnight Structures.

Hacker Industries, Inc., headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., announces its newest licensed applicator, Montana-based Great Falls Sand & Gravel. They join the nationwide network of construction professionals trained and licensed to install the line of Hacker Floor Underlayments. Great Falls Sand & Gravel will be servicing central Montana.

G-P Gypsum, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific Corp., will donate its DensArmor® Plus Interior Wallboard for the first EarthCraft green certified house in Greenville, S.C. The house will be built by Upstate Forever and the Home Builders Association of Greenville. The EarthCraft house is being constructed on a “recycled” lot in Greenville’s Pettigru Historic District and is expected to be completed by Oct. 1, 2005.

G-P Gypsum, Atlanta, also announced several changes in its staffing: Jeanne Reid has joined the company as a field sales manager for DensShield® Tile Backer. Jeff Herrmann joins the company as a commercial roofing manager for DensDeck® Roofing Products. Dan Caruth was promoted to Western commercial roofing manager, and Mike Vazquez was promoted to the Eastern commercial roofing manager. Chris Allen has accepted the position of commercial sales manager for Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, and Mike Wolf has been named field sales manager for Georgia and South Carolina. Phil Garner has accepted the position of field sales manager for North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Rick Bowers will assume the position of Southeast residential sales manager where he will promote G-P Gypsum products to home builders and building code officials, and Alan Zeedyk has been named commercial sales manager for gypsum where he will work with architects and builders in Florida.

Clark Steel Framing, headquartered in Monroe, Ohio, has expanded its manufacturing to include a state-of-the-art facility in Rochelle, Ill. This new facility is located in the rapidly growing manufacturing and warehousing corridor west of Chicago. The building is less than one year old, and Clark will be occupying 215,000 square feet of the structure with the ability to expand.

BPB, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., announces its newest ceiling distributor in Struthers, Ohio, The Drywall Barn. The Drywall Barn carries a complete line of BPB’s Celotex®, Capaul® and Gyptone® Brand acoustical ceiling systems as well as BPB’s line of ProRoc™ and GlasRoc® gypsum wallboard.

Bosch Power Tools, Mt. Prospect, Ill., announces the appointment of Frank Carroll to president, Bosch Power Tools North America. Playing an integral role in the organization for more than 17 years, Carroll’s new position continues an impressive career of company leadership. Prior to Bosch Power Tools, Carroll led the company’s Rotary Tool brand business, Dremel® and RotoZip® by Bosch, as president and general manager. He will continue to oversee these brands until a replacement is announced. Prior to the Rotary Tool business, Carroll served as senior vice-president, country sales organization.

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