Each year, the Pittsburgh Business Times searches for the top business women from across the region to honor during the annual Women of Influence event. This year, 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are proud to announce that President Maggie Hardy Knox has been selected for the event’s 2020 Career Achievement Award. Only one person receives this recognition each year. Hardy Knox will formally accept the award, among 25 other trailblazing women who are all accepting the 2020 Women of Influence Award, on March 12, 2020.
“What an incredible honor to be recognized alongside such an amazing group of women,” said Hardy Knox. “Western Pennsylvania is my home, and I care so much about the business we do here, the communities we serve and all the people I get to see at work each day. I am very grateful for all the support I’ve received, and I cannot wait to continue growing, both personally and professionally, in this incredible region and beyond.”
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Women of Influence Awards honor women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for other women and left a mark on the western Pennsylvania business community.
Hardy Knox assumed leadership of 84 Lumber in 1992 at age 26. One year later, the business reached $1 billion in annual sales for the very first time. Today, the company operates 250 stores across 30 states, reaching $4 billion in sales, and is primed to grow and expand into new regions across the country throughout 2020.
In addition to leading 84 Lumber, Hardy Knox also leads Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The luxury destination spot features the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel and the Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Lautrec. It was awarded 22 stars and named one of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels by Forbes.
“This award, and all my successes, can be directly attributed to my associates at both 84 and Nemacolin,” Hardy Knox said. “It is because of the hard work and passion that they bring each day that both businesses are thriving, and for that I am eternally grateful.”
The Women of Influence event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. To learn more about the awards and the event, visit www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/.
ABOUT 84 LUMBER
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company 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 nearly 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 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 Knox, 84 Lumber was named by Forbes as one of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2019. For more information, visit 84lumber.com or join us at Facebook.com/84lumber and linkedin.com/company/84-lumber.
ABOUT NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT
Situated on 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands of Southwest Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is one of North America’s premier resort destinations. Featuring luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhomes and luxury vacation homes including the Falling Rock boutique hotel, The Chateau Layfayette and other recipients of the Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Awards, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is the resort with 22 Stars. Nemacolin offers championship golf, including two Pete Dye-designed signature golf courses: Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; the Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; the Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and a climbing wall; and the Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa, 15 restaurants and lounges, and 32,000 square feet of conference space. For more information or to make reservations, visit https://www.nemacolin.com/.