EIGHTY FOUR, PA. (January 29, 2023) – 84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately-held building materials supplier, is proud to announce this year’s first Team Headquarters Award winners. The company launched the new awards program in 2022 as a way of recognizing and rewarding associates at 84 Lumber. Winners are selected in two different categories: The Rising Star award was awarded to Andy Fossick, Senior Manager-Traffic and Logistics, and the Business Excellence Award was given to HR Manager Heather Kovaly.
“We are proud to continue the recognition of our associates here at team headquarters,” said 84 Lumber Chief Operating Officer Frank Cicero. “While the company continues to expand in 2023, it’s important to have top talent to support that growth. Andy and Heather have made a significant impact and I know they will continue to do so in the future. Congratulations to both!”
The Rising Star Award recognizes an up-and-coming associate at 84 Lumber. This individual is an associate to watch and someone who has had a significant impact on their team.
The Rising Star Award was presented to Andy Fossick, 84 Lumber’s Sr. Manager-Traffic & Logistics. Andy has been with the company since April 2017 and has been in his current position since June of 2022. Andy’s team assists stores with transportation and freight needs by communicating the most cost-effective way to ship materials.
“Every day, there is an opportunity to save the company thousands of dollars and Andy takes advantage of that, with passion and fervor. By expanding his railway knowledge, he has been able to negotiate numerous demurrage charges which has saved the company a great amount of money. Andy has become a leader who has taken on the opportunity to train other associates in finding success,” said Vice President of Logistics and Specialty Buying, Mitch Feldman.
The Business Excellence Award recognizes associates who have demonstrated leadership skills, achievement, growth, and success at 84 Lumber and was presented to Heather Kovaly. Heather started at 84 Lumber in July of 2019 as an HR Generalist and was then promoted to her current role of HR Manager in December 2021. ““Heather not only understands the company culture but has also chosen to embrace it. She cares about all our associates and wants to do what is best for them, and our company,” said 84 Lumber Senior Director of HR Operations, Angela Seaborn. “She has become a great team leader and champion of development. Heather is known for always maintaining a positive attitude even when faced with a challenge. Over the years, she has become a great asset to the HR department.”
Twice a year, 84 Lumber associates at headquarters are able to nominate fellow associates for each award. The company leadership team then selects the final winners from the list of nominations. The next THQ Award Winners will be announced later this year.
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates 310 facilities which includes stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops and engineered wood product centers in 35 states. 84 Lumber also offers turnkey installation services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified national women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy, 84 Lumber was named one of America’s Largest Private Companies by Forbes and also made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2022. For more information, visit 84lumber.com or join us at Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
Republished from the 84 Lumber corporate news webpage