CMG Opens Distribution Center, Expands Operations

Coated Metals Group expands its operations by opening a new distribution center in Phoenix.  Leading the staff at the facility are General Manager Jeff Larson and Account Manager Rusty Vandall. 
 
The Arizona distribution center has been an anticipated addition to CMG. Company president Gary Woodward states, “We’re thrilled to finally be opening our doors in the Phoenix-metro area. Our business in this region has expanded over recent years and we’ve looked forward to opening a branch facility there for some time. We are very excited to expand our reach and offer improved service and lead times with a full complement of inventory available on-hand and ready for delivery.” 
 
General Manager Jeff Larson was previously employed with CMG for eight years before moving out of state for other opportunities.  The CMG team welcomes Jeff’s return. “Jeff was a valuable member of the CMG team for many years. So we were disappointed to lose him when he left to pursue other opportunities.  We are pleased to welcome Jeff back and happy that he’ll be spearheading the new Phoenix branch. Jeff’s experience, attention to detail, and focus on customer satisfaction will ensure that customers in the region will benefit from a high level of service,” says Gary Woodward. 
 
Rusty Vandall is a newcomer to CMG and will be supporting the new distribution center in the role of Account Manager.  Rusty is a resident of the Phoenix area and comes to CMG with 25 years of customer service experience.  When asked why he chose to join the CMG team, Rusty states, “I am excited to join CMG because of their reputation and attitude to always taking care of their customer.”  
 
CMG”s new facility will stock a full assortment of inventory in coil and sheets, with the ability to offer slit coils that can be spun down into custom lengths.  Route truck delivery will be available to the Phoenix metro area. 

Western Colloid Announces Territory Sales Manager

Western Colloid has announced the addition of Rick Boyce as territory sales manager for Texas and the Midwest.

Rick brings with him extensive experience in roofing with more than 40 years in contracting and manufacturing. “His knowledge of different types of roofing systems as well as the installation and restoration challenges that can come up on a roofing project make him the perfect addition to the Western Colloid team.” says Greg Hlavaty, general manager. “Rick brings skills that are very important to Western Colloid, such as the ability to provide solutions for the contractor.”

Rick will be responsible for promoting Western Colloid products, helping establish a distribution center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and developing relationships with contractors, specifiers and building owners throughout the region.

“Although we have been previously seen as a western states-based manufacturer, the last few years have shown increased demand throughout the U.S. An expansion into Texas is a natural next step for us.” says Hlavaty. “We feel very fortunate that Rick agreed to be part of our team and we look forward to building our business in the state of Texas.”