Calvert County Times January 11, 2018 - Page 7

Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 11, 2018 7 Countian Named Deputy Ag Secretary The Maryland Department of Agriculture today announced that Julie Oberg of Hunting- town has been named deputy secretary of ag- riculture, effective January 3. She replaces Jim Eichhorst, who accepted the position of Mary- land State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture. “We are very pleased with this announce- ment,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Barten- felder. “Julie’s talent and experience will be a great asset to the Hogan-Rutherford Admin- istration, the department, and our agricultural community.” As deputy secretary, Oberg will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and help ensure that its programs continue to serve, promote and regulate the state’s agriculture industry. “I am honored and excited by the opportuni- ty to help lead the department,” Oberg said. “I look forward to building on my experience at the department and my relationship with the agricultural community to advance the goals of the department, the Administration and our farmers.” Oberg has been with the State of Maryland since 2004, most recently serving as commu- nications director for the Department of Ag- riculture. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Maryland, College Park. Press Release from MD Department of Agri- culture.   Chaney Enterprises Launches BuilderUp New Division Mergers Dunkirk Supply, The Concrete Store Chaney Enterprises has announced the opening of BuilderUp, a new building supplies and services division formed by the merger of Dunkirk Supply and The Concrete Store. Materials and services available at the new BuilderUp include custom truss manufacturing and steel fabrication (I- beams, lolly columns, wrought iron rails and welding services), crane services, engineered wood products, concrete supplies, hardscapes, doors, windows, lumber, and general tools and supplies for professional builders of all sizes. BuilderUp now operates from three locations in southern Maryland: the BuilderUp Dunkirk Store, 1925 Skin- ners Turn Road, Owings, Md.; the Buil- derUp Waldorf Store at 12130 Acton Lane, Waldorf, Md.; and the BuilderUp Truss & Steel Plant, 1038 East Chesa- peake Beach Road, Owings, Md. Steven Tripp, marketing manager at Chaney Enterprises, has been named Chief Builder of BuilderUp, taking over operations of the new division and over- seeing the merger and launch. A 10-year employee of Chaney, Tripp said he is dedicated to advancing the building in- dustry in his new role by modernizing the brand, equipment and processes with a focus on the customer. “We could not imagine a more ideal way to bring these two leading suppli- ers together than to create BuilderUp,” said Tripp. “My first six months has been busy, laying the groundwork of a new company and working out the details of the merger. The expansion brings two different but trusted construction sup- pliers together and promises great news to present and future customers. With a hyper focus on a mission to make life easier for our customers, we have new product lines, services, and methods of helping them that we’ll be announcing throughout the year.” Chaney Enterprises acquired the 40-year-old Dunkirk Supply in 2016 and has owned and operated The Concrete Store for 26 years. Current customers will have their accounts transferred to BuilderUp and will receive billing be- ginning with purchases after January 1, 2018. About Chaney Enterprises Founded in 1962 by Eugene “Babe” Chaney and built on a foundation of integrity, every member of the Chaney Enterprises team pours their heart and soul into every job. We are passionate about providing ready-mix concrete, sand, gravel, stone, blended soils, and related construction supplies to our cus- tomers throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula. The entrepreneurial spirit and hard work ethic started by Babe Chaney continues to this day. From our headquarters in Gambrills, Md., the company operates 18 ready-mixed concrete plants, nine sand and gravel facilities and BuilderUp, a professional building supply operation with locations in Waldorf and Owings, Md. For more information visit www. Press Release from Chaney Enterprises Julie Oberg Bridal Open House Take a tour of the house, stroll along our large private beach, or walk and enjoy our yard. Light refreshments will be served. Start planning your special day. Let us make your day in an unforgettable way! January 21st 12:30 to 3:30 pm Search for Ocean Hall Events on for more information. 36889 Bushwood Whard Road • Bushwood, MD 20618 • 240-925-2163