John Fullerton named new GM for Astro Buildings

Oklahoma City, OK – Astro Buildings, Inc. of Omaha, a post-frame building subsidiary of Cedar Creek LLC,  has named John Fullerton as the new General Manager for Astro Buildings.

John Fullerton

John Fullerton

Fullerton previously served as General Manager of Heartland Perma-Column in Lawrence, Kansas, a regional producer and distributor of pre-cast concrete Perma-Columns and Sturdi-Wall steel post brackets for post-frame “pole buildings.”

Kris Losure of Lawrence now serves as General Manager of Heartland Perma-Column.

“I believe there is a great deal of potential for synergy with Perma-Column products, Astro Buildings and Astro’s parent company,” Fullerton noted. “We can reach a broader market, offering more options for customers. Working together we can attain our common goal to better serve our customers and sell more lumber and other materials in the growing post-frame market.”

Fullerton formerly served as Executive Vice President for the National Frame Building Association, Executive Director of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education, and Administrative Manager for the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas and has more than 15 years’ experience working to grow construction industry businesses and organizations, organizing educational events, presenting educational programs, and writing technical and marketing materials for the construction industry.

Fullerton expressed his excitement about working with the dedicated and experienced team of professionals at Astro Buildings. “I have always known Astro to be an industry leader in terms of quality and dependability,” he stated. “Working with our growing network of lumberyard and builder-dealers, we will build upon a tradition of trust to provide customized structures at a superior value with economical, efficient and Eco-friendly post-frame building designs.”

Cedar Creek is a leading wholesale building material distribution company with 24 locations servicing 32 states. In May of 2010, Cedar Creek was recapitalized by Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners, with the goal of providing flexible capital for the company to grow beyond its current trade areas.

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