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August 25, 2014

Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) has introduced Composite Structural Insulated Sheathing (C-SIS) to the market, a new eco-friendly fully composite sheathing for residential applications.

According to the company, C-SIS gets its energy-efficiency chops thanks to its fiberglass reinforced thermoset skin, which is bonded to the polyurethane foam insulation for added durability. The result is uninterrupted insulation, robust structural integrity, water-resistance and air-tight performance without the need for house wrap.

July 9, 2014

Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru Corp. primarily prides itself on being an industry game-changer. In 1982, the company introduced the market's first-ever fiberglass door, known in its official capacity as the Fiber-Classic.

People were surprised that the doors, with their polished, wood-grained appearance, were made with the materials that they were, remarks Deke Welles on the company website (Deke is the son of founder David Welles and the former president of Therma-Tru).

March 2, 2014

 

Fargo, N.D.-based Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors introduced a new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung. 

The company says the instant-replacement-window product combines the strength of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, beautiful wood interiors and a fit for any opening, 

Insert windows are designed for applications where an older window is not performing, but a full frame replacement isn’t needed.

December 10, 2013

It’s been a busy summer and fall for HCN: Its editorial staff was taken to many corners of the great United States in pursuit of emerging brands and game-changing products. We were happy to see many industry heavyweights at several of the big trade shows this year, as well as a few hidden gems in the home improvement aisle. From old favorites to promising newcomers, here are a few highlights from the reporter’s notebook.

October 14, 2013

Williams Insulation, part of the Masco Contractor Services family of companies, announced its expansion into the Joplin, Mo., area. 

Williams specializes in insulation installation, including fiberglass batt, blown fiberglass and cellulose and spray polyurethane foam.

September 11, 2013

In a combined transaction, building products manufacturer and distributor Patrick Industries, Inc. has completed the acquisition of both Frontline Mfg., Inc. and Premier Concepts, Inc. for a combined net purchase price of $8 million.

The transaction includes the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, tooling, machinery, equipment and vehicles. The deal was funded by the company's $80 million revolving secured senior credit facility.

July 9, 2013

EcoCycleSolutions introduced its new line of CanCoverIt air sealing and insulation products Tuesday, which were designed to address safety and energy efficiency challenges in the industry.

The covers, made from FSK-faced fiberglass wallboard, are built to seal openings between the home and the attic and can be implemented around light fixtures, bathroom fans, speakers and more. CanCoverIt promises relative ease and quickness of installation in addition to performance quality.

June 18, 2013

Sustainable flooring company Tarkett has announced its FiberFloor line of products, the only collection in the industry that is certified asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

January 15, 2013

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Ceilings is boosting the sustainability of its Ecophon acoustical fiberglass ceiling panels with the addition a fiberglass manufacturing method that combines a high-recycled content with a renewable plant-based binding agent. 

October 4, 2012

Parr Lumber will open its latest window and door showroom on Oct. 8 in Portland, Ore. Called Aloha Window and Door, the 2,900-sq.-ft. design center will feature each of the three top window types, vinyl, fiberglass and wood. The vinyl windows feature Jeld-Wen, Milgard, Cascade and Ply-Gem. Fiberglass windows include Marvin Integrity and Milgard and the wood windows include Jeld-Wen, Marvin and Andersen.

March 30, 2012

Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru Corp. has introduced the Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection 3-Panel Style Door.

The product is designed to meet consumer demand for fiberglass doors in hardwood grains with 3/4-glass options. It can be ordered as a solid, opaque unit or configured for either 3/4-rectangle or 3/4-oval lites in 17 different decorative glass options, plus four privacy options, clear Low-E and clear glass.

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.

September 5, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed is making a significant change to its kraft-faced fiberglass insulation by incorporating paper certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

June 20, 2011

Greenville, S.C.-based Guardian Building Products has named Steven Ziessler as president of the fiberglass insulation manufacturer and building products distributor.

Ziessler replaces the retiring Duane Faulkner, and will oversee the worldwide operations of Guardian's building products business, including manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development.

Ziessler’s background includes positions at Kimberly-Clark, Cellu Tissue and Clearwater Paper.

June 20, 2011

Greenville, S.C.-based Guardian Building Products has named Steven Ziessler as president of the fiberglass insulation manufacturer and building products distributor.

Ziessler replaces the retiring Duane Faulkner, and will oversee the worldwide operations of Guardian's building products business, including manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development.

Ziessler’s background includes positions at Kimberly-Clark, Cellu Tissue and Clearwater Paper.

May 16, 2011

Diboll, Texas-based Temple-Inland expanded its GreenGlass family of products to include a tile backer.

GreenGlass features a built-in, moisture-blocking acrylic coating that resists water penetration through its surface, plus a water-resistant gypsum core formulated to include the TemShield Mold Protection System. Faced on both sides with naturally mold- and moisture-resistant fiberglass mats, this combination has been shown to be highly mold-resistant in tests.

May 16, 2011

Diboll, Texas-based Temple-Inland expanded its GreenGlass family of products to include a tile backer.

GreenGlass features a built-in, moisture-blocking acrylic coating that resists water penetration through its surface, plus a water-resistant gypsum core formulated to include the TemShield Mold Protection System. Faced on both sides with naturally mold- and moisture-resistant fiberglass mats, this combination has been shown to be highly mold-resistant in tests.

February 28, 2011

Knauf Insulation, the Shelbyville, Ind.-based manufacturer, has filed a patent infringement action against CertainTeed Corp. in an Indiana federal court. According to the lawsuit, Knauf Insulation mineral wool is made with ECOSE technology, a sustainable binder technology based on rapidly renewable bio-based materials rather than petroleum-based chemicals commonly used in traditional fiberglass insulation products.  

February 16, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is expanding its Sustainable Insulation fiberglass insulation technology to new categories of product, including SoftTouch, Duct Wrap, Commercial Blanket Insulation and Metal Building Insulation.

February 14, 2011

Owens Corning is the new preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services, in a deal announced Monday. The partnership between the two companies is designed to create a more efficient supply chain.

"Working closely with Owens Corning enhances Masco Contractor Services' ability to grow its sales," said Timothy Wadhams, President and CEO at Masco Corporation.  "Collaboration throughout the supply chain will create efficiencies in logistics, lower working capital, consistent supply and better service for its customers." 

February 14, 2011

Owens Corning is the new preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services, in a deal announced Monday. The partnership between the two companies is designed to create a more efficient supply chain.

"Working closely with Owens Corning enhances Masco Contractor Services' ability to grow its sales," said Timothy Wadhams, President and CEO at Masco Corporation.  "Collaboration throughout the supply chain will create efficiencies in logistics, lower working capital, consistent supply and better service for its customers." 

February 1, 2011

Meritage Homes expanded its production of high performance green homes to the Texas market. In the next two weeks, Meritage will open green communities in Fort Worth and San Antonio. 

Each home includes:

• Spray Foam Insulation for a seamless, thermally efficient insulation blanket that prevents air leakage and offers 3X the R-value of standard fiberglass insulation;

• Double Low-E Vinyl Windows that reduce energy loss by up to 50%.

• Energy Efficient CFL Lighting that reduce energy usage by 75%.

December 6, 2010

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November 8, 2010

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September 12, 2010

Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning announced plans to divest its fiberglass reinforcements plant in Capivari, Brazil....