EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (July 6, 2023) – 84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is proud to announce the midyear Team Headquarters Award Program winners. The Business Excellence Award was awarded to Trevor Runk, inventory manager, who joined 84 Lumber in September of 2018. Starting as an operations manager, Runk was promoted to his current position nearly a year later.
“Trevor has been an invaluable asset to 84 Lumber,” said the vice president of inventory management, Rich Scalise. “In his time as inventory manager, he has created a special-order window warehouse inventory system, a highly effective scanning system to enhance efficiency in our warehouse, and enhanced many other systems used to manage inventory.”
The Business Excellence Award recognizes an associate who has demonstrated leadership skills, achievement, growth, and success at 84 Lumber.
“He has a profound empathy for our associates’ needs, and a willingness to accommodate requests,” said Scalise. “His loyalty to the company belief that nothing is impossible is the perfect example of what business excellence at 84 Lumber is all about.” Runk keeps his team engaged, embraces 84 Lumber’s culture, and continues to inspire others.
The second honor, the Rising Star Award, was awarded to Joe Jena, director of talent acquisition. Jena began his career as a recruiter in 2019 and was promoted to senior recruiter in December of 2021. Less than a year later, Jena was promoted to his current role.
“Joe has done a phenomenal job stepping in the director of talent acquisition role,” said 84 Lumber’s CIO and head of HR, Paul Yater. “He is focused on helping our stores and locations find great associates and helps recruiting be great partners. Joe lives and breathes the 84 culture.”
This award recognizes up-and-coming associates at 84 Lumber. This person is an associate to watch, who has had a significant impact on their team and has a bright future with the company.
“Trevor and Joe are really great representatives of the 84 Lumber culture,” said Maggie Hardy, owner and CEO of 84 Lumber. “We have always taken pride in hiring the best people for our company, and it shows when we have associates like them to represent us in our day-to-day business.”
84 Lumber began the new awards program in 2022 to recognize and award associates at 84 Lumber. Twice a year, 84 Lumber associates at headquarters can nominate fellow associates for each award. The company leadership team then selects the final winners from the list of nominations.
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About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Co. 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 include 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