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June 18, 2012

York, Pa.-based WOLF expanded its service area for kitchen and bath products to include Ohio and parts of Tennessee.

The move brings the number of states WOLF serves to 19. WOLF describes itself as the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the United States and a leading provider of composite and PVC decking, railing, trimboards and other building products.

April 16, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for April 13, 2012

April 9, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for April 6, 2012

March 16, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for March 16, 2012

January 31, 2012

Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber, used in decking, railing, trim and other building materials, is projected to rise 13% per year until 2015, according to a report from The Freedonia Group.

January 20, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

Fastener maker Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the acquisition of Fox Industries, a manufacturer of cementitious, epoxy, urethane, elastomeric and polyester coatings, grouts, mortars, adhesives, sealers, sealants, and membranes and custom manufactured fiberglass parts for the marine, industrial, transportation, commercial building and public works industries. The Baltimore-based company was founded in 1969.

January 16, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 13, 2012

January 6, 2012

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics said its Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and Sealant is now available at Menards stores.

Previously, Green Glue products were obtainable only through the Green Glue website or a network of specialty acoustic distributors. Now the products are available for contractors, DIYers and home theater enthusiasts to purchase directly in the building materials section of 232 Menards stores in the Midwest, the company said.

December 9, 2011

York, Pa.-based WOLF, the supplier of kitchen cabinets and building products, has received code compliance approval for its WOLF PVC Decking. 

This approval was issued following product testing by ATI Evaluation Services, a division of Architectural Testing, which measures product performance for 90 of the top 100 U.S. building product manufacturers, the company said.

November 17, 2011

Demand in the wood-alternative decking market is driven by aesthetics, according to Fiberon marketing director Edie Kello.

Fiberon, the manufacturer of PVC and composite decking and railing products, is introducing an expanded color palette for the new Pro-Tect capped composite decking line. The new Pro-Tect Chestnut and Gray Birch colors add exotic aesthetics to low- maintenance outdoor living products.

November 11, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 11, 2011

October 24, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 21, 2011

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

October 3, 2011

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon, a manufacturer of composite and PVC decking and railing products, hired Greg Reed as a Fiberon product specialist for the Northern California territory. He will be responsible for increasing and managing the network of decking contractors in his market.

September 28, 2011

Formica will be building a new laminates plant in Jiujiang, China, in the Jiangxi Province, to satisfy the demand for its products in Asia. The 500,000-sq.-ft. facility, Formica’s second laminates plant in China, will double the company's capacity in China and allow for additional market growth. Its completion is slated for 2013. 

September 26, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 23, 2011

September 16, 2011

AZEK Building Products, a manufacturer of PVC-based molding, trim and decking, has entered into a strategic alliance with VAST Enterprises, a maker of composite masonry products. Under the agreement, AZEK Building Products has purchased an interest in VAST and will make the VAST brand available to AZEK's distribution network. AZEK and VAST will collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives to drive brand awareness among architects and contractors, according to the announcement.

August 26, 2011

Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the M18 Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun, with a pitch built around additional power.

Capable of delivering up to 950 lbs. of force for the highest viscosity materials, this powerful applicator supplies unmatched pushing force for the toughest applications, even in cold temperatures. The variable speed trigger and six-setting maximum speed dial optimize the tool’s 0-21 IPM (inches per minute) flow rate.

August 22, 2011

Hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware added some 2,500 new items to its paint sundries inventory, allowing paint store-within-a-store concepts for its members.

House-Hasson president Don Hasson said an example of the store-within-a-store concept will be set up at the company’s upcoming dealer market, scheduled Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Wilderness Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

August 17, 2011

RPM Performance Coatings Group, a Medina, Ohio, holding company that owns consumer brands Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP and Varathane, has purchased API, an Italian flooring and deck coating business. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Based in Genoa, Italy, API is a $28 million company that produces and installs epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems for the Italian building market. It specializes decking solutions for cruise ships, mega-yachts and naval applications.

August 9, 2011

Fairfax Lumber & Hardware will offer Sansin Corp.'s line of interior and exterior environmentally friendly wood coatings and sealants.

According to Strathroy, Ontario-based Sansin, its wood finishes qualify as a low and super-compliant coating, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations for architectural coatings (SCAQMD 1113), and meet the newly revised California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulations.

June 29, 2011

Liquid Nails Adhesive has launched an acoustical sound sealant (AS-825), an elastic, durable sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in all types of wall systems.



Available alongside Liquid Nails Brand Drywall Adhesive (DWP-24) at building material distributors nationwide, Acoustical Sound Sealant remains flexible, has a very low odor, is VOC compliant and can be cleaned with water.

June 16, 2011

RockSolid Floors Polyurea Floor Coatings are taking the cans out of the equation for a more environmentally friendly product plus better product handling, according to the Minneapolis-based company.

The multi-layer Polyurea floor coating systems now feature advanced pouch technology. The kits still feature the same Polyurea floor coating formulas, providing 20 times the durability of epoxy floor paints.

June 9, 2011

Temple-Inland, one of the industry’s largest producers of wood and paper products, announced June 6 that it has received an unsolicited offer from International Paper Co. (IP), another pulp and paper giant, to acquire the company for $30.60 per Temple-Inland share in cash.