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  • Date: 3-20-2018
  • C.H. Briggs Company Inc. to Acquire Dolan & Traynor Inc.
    READING, PA – C.H. Briggs announced that it has agreed to purchase certain assets of Dolan & Traynor, located in Wayne, New Jersey. Concurrent with this announcement, Corian® Design grants C.H. Briggs expanded distribution rights for Corian®Solid Surface and Corian®Quartz in regions operated by Dolan & Traynor upon completion of the transaction. C.H. Briggs expects the transaction to close mid-April, 2018. 

Date: 6-13-2017
Going for the Gold: C.H. Briggs Celebrates 50 Years in Business
READING, PA-This year, C.H. Briggs is pleased to announce another milestone in the history of our company. Thanks to loyal customers, our co-workers, suppliers and strong civic partners, we are proudly celebrating fifty years in business. Since Harry and Georgeanna Briggs first started the company in 1967, C.H. Briggs has grown into a thriving third-generation business. 

  • Date: 6-1-2016
  • C.H. Briggs Re-locates to Charlotte, NC for New, Larger Fulfillment Center
    CHARLOTTE, NC - C.H. Briggs Co. will re-locate from their current Ft. Mill, SC facility to a new, 33,600-square-foot fulfillment center at Charlotte Distribution Center South. “The move will provide more space for growth, provide a more productive and useable space and will allow us to increase the types of products that we will inventory there,” says Jonathan Peters,  C.H. Briggs President and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Date: 5-12-16
    C.H. Briggs CEO Participates in Keynote Event at the Private Company Governance Summit, Washington, D.C. 
    WASHINGTON, DC - C.H. Briggs, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of specialty building materials on the east coast, announces CEO and Chairwoman, Julia Klein, will participate in a keynote event on Thursday, May 12, at the 2016 Private Company Governance Summit held in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Klein will be joined in her address by CEO Jayne Millard of Turtle & Hughes, and Board Director, Kathryn Swintek, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds. 
  • Date: 5-3-2016
  • C.H. Briggs CEO Serves as Moderator for WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global Institute
    NEW YORK, NY - C.H. Briggs CEO and Chairwoman, joined top women board chairs, directors, and CEOs for‪‬‬‬ WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global Institute earlier this month, serving as moderator for the Family Governance Council topic on 'Preparing the Next Generation and Succession Planning'.
  • Date: 12-29-2015
    Our friend and beloved co-worker for over 25 years, Dennis McCrabe, passed away last Tuesday.
    SYKESVILLE, MD - We are extremely sadden to let you know of the passing of our friend Dennis McCrabe on December 29, 2015. Dennis was a beloved Co-Worker for over 25 years. Dennis was one of our first employees in our Baltimore location and a true leader in establishing Briggs in that market. His talent and the  Customer relationships that Dennis and wife Kathy had were a major reason we made the acquisition to enter the Baltimore/DC market way back in 1989.
  • Date:  05-04-2015
    C.H. Briggs Announces New President and COO, Jonathan W. Peters

    READING, PA - C.H. Briggs Company announced today that Jonathan W. Peters joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to CEO and Chairwoman Julia Klein. “I am thrilled that Jonathan will be joining our team” said Klein. “He shares our values and our focus on innovation, and he places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record.”

  • Date: 12-17-2014
    Our friend and C.H, Briggs' First Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jesse Minnich, passed away last Friday.
    READING, PA - Our friend and co-worker, Jesse Minnich passed away on Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He helped shape the success, direction and culture of C.H. Briggs as our first Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jesse knew everyone and was respected and loved by all in our industry. He was a warm and wise mentor to many of us.
  • Date: 01-15-2014
    C.H. Briggs CIO, Scott Withers, Is Co-presenting A Panel Discussion On "Marketing Assumes Center Stage in Distribution" At This Year's NAW Executive Summit On January 30th

    Washington, DC, - The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Executive Summit is one of the premier events of the year as it relates to the wholesale distribution industry. It runs from January 28th through January 30th and focuses on helping wholesaler-distributors across the industry "Reimagining Distribution" and "Reimaging Your Business" The summit features some of the best networking with your peers from a variety of wholesale distribution and industry lines of trade. This year's conference will feature the introduction of the latest publication, #1 best seller, Facing the Forces of Change®: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World. Guy Blissett,principal author will cover the above dimension of the new approach to distribution marketing during a panel discussion with Scott Withers, CIO of C H Briggs in Reading, PA and Peter Bingaman, Chief Marketing Officer of MSC Industrial Supply Company.

  • Date: 01-09-2014
    C.H. Briggs President and COO, Don Shalk, named as NBMDA President
    CHICAGO, IL - Don Shalk of C.H. Briggs becomes 2014 president of the North American Building Materials Distribution Association. The NBMDA board is comprised of industry executives from both distributors and manufacturer member firms within the building material and woodworking industries.


  • Date: 07-09-2013
    The 'Amazonization' of Customer Expectations
    More than a year after AmazonSupply.com's launch, signaling Amazon's formal entrance into the industrial supplies space, the hype over the venture has settled somewhat. Julia Klein, CEO of C.H. Briggs believes Amazon is driving customer expectations and called the shift an "Amazonization" of all interactions.
  • Date: 03-04-2013
    C.H. Briggs Builds a Better Relationship with its Customers
    Change and innovation are central tenets in C.H. Briggs' core values, illustrated by the company's ongoing commitment to the early adoption of technology. As a result, the C.H. Briggs IT team is continually challenged to find new ways to gain that all-important competitive edge.


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