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April 30, 2012

Indianapolis-based Eco-Roofs, a producer of environmentally friendly roof systems, has completed a 1,300-sq.-ft. green roof installation atop the four-story, 67-year-old College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

This is the first green roof undertaking for the University and was installed entirely by an all-volunteer crew of students, faculty and university staff, led by Eco-Roofs' accredited Green Roof Professional and project coordinator Pat Maloney.

April 25, 2012

New Jersey pro dealer Madison Township Lumber & Supply Co. passed the half-century mark this year. 

Serving the entire Garen State, the single-unit location in Matawan, N.J., was founded in 1962 by Anthony J. Martorana Sr., who remains as CEO of the family business. His wife, Louise Ann, is CFO and son Anthony Jr. serves as VP sales and operations.

The dealer distributes BlueLinx I Joist and Billet Beams, hardware, lumber, millwork, Silver Line Windows and Benjamin Moore Paint. 

February 8, 2012

Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt has introduced its next generation of shingles designed to offer maximum durability. The new TruDefinition Duration Series Shingles are engineered with patented SureNail Technology to withstand the elements.

January 26, 2012

Roofing manufacturer GAF has announced Timberline American Harvest Lifetime Shingles, featuring a stunning color palette, "inspired by the colors of the American Heartland." 

September 15, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. introduced a new version of CertaSpec, designed to make proposal generation and spec writing easier for roofing contractors and specifiers.

The new web-based version of CertaSpec, its roofing spec writing software, includes updated LEED information as well as the ability to create customizable accounts, which provide more efficient project tracking and more readily accessible technical product information.

September 1, 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a major milestone: The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project.

May 19, 2011

Allied Building Products, one of the industry’s leading distributors of exterior building products, is adding solar panels and accessories to its lineup in a special pro-oriented display. Solar products will have a dedicated area within Allied's Contractor Tool Center, which the company opened on May 12 at its East Rutherford, N.J., headquarters. 

April 30, 2011

 

Nearly two months since the tragic Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the issue of power-tool supply-chain was raised during a Stanley Black & Decker conference call.

Stanley President and CEO John Lundgren said to the extent that there may be difficulties getting product from Japan, they would appear in the second quarter. 

March 17, 2011

Companies that specialize in retrofitting homes in California against earthquake damage are reporting a surge in business following the Japan earthquake, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times

Firms interviewed by the newspaper said they are receiving a threefold increase in phone calls, particularly in Southern California, where the Northridge earthquake caused 60 deaths and 5,000 injuries in 1994. 

February 2, 2011

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser distribution centers serving California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah are now offering the Rosboro X-Beam, the only full framing-width stock glulam in an architectural appearance.  Rosboro X-Beam includes 3.5-in. and 5.5-in. beams, columns and I-joist compatible depths.

iLevel, a full-service distributor of structural framing materials for homes, multi-family and light construction, now serves customers through 27 distribution centers in the United States.

February 2, 2011

The consumer demand for roof rakes – a device that many consumers didn’t even know existed until this winter – has grown to a feverish pitch, according to media reports around the country. 

December 6, 2010

ProBuild Holdings, which confirmed last Friday that it was closing 20 of its units across...

ProBuild Holdings, which confirmed last Friday that it was closing 20 of its units across the nation, announced 16 of the locations late Monday. The closures include lumber yards, component facilities, gypsum yards, and millwork facilities in both large and small markets, the Denver-based company said.

December 5, 2010

Peter Barrego, a PrimeSource director of specialty products, was told to “rethink the black color”...

July 9, 2008

A study by the Freedonia Group predicts a 2 percent increase growth in roofing sales...

December 3, 2007

A wood preservative system developed by Osmose has become the first pressure-treated technology to...

November 18, 2007

Homeowners are pulling back from discretionary remodeling projects, and retailers are feeling the pinch in...