Sam Emmert named chairman
Progressive Affiliated Lumbermen (PAL), a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based lumber and building materials cooperative, has elected Sam Emmert to a two-year term as chairman. Emmert is the owner of Timberland Home Center in Brazil, Ind.
Other officers elected were Tom Sequin, Sequin Lumber, Bay City, Mich.; Dick Mette, Effingham Lumber, Effingham Ill.; and Gary Copp, Carson City Lumber, Carson City, Mich.
Founded in 1937, PAL is a dealer-owned buying group with members in 16 states. Revenues in 2005 were $457 million, according to HCN's 2006 Distributor Scoreboard.