84 Lumber closes 10 locations
After a review of its stores and their local markets, 84 Lumber closed 10 locations throughout the United States on March 7. They are Farmingdale, N.J.; Karns, Tenn.; Ft. Pierce, Deland, and Brooksville, Fla.; Winder, Ga.; Anderson, S.C.; Springfield, Mo.; Tulsa, Okla.; and South Haven, Miss.
“These 10 stores have consistently underperformed for the past three years, and while we do see some positive movement in the housing and construction markets on an overall national basis, these markets continue to lag severely with no sign of a significant rebound that fits our business model,” Jeff Nobers, VP marketing and public relations, told Home Channel News in an e-mail. “We have multiple stores in these regions — with the exception of Tulsa — and we can handle the business from these closed stores from other locations.”
All of the properties will be offered for sale, Nobers said.
CertainTeed launches design website
CertainTeed has announced the launch of a new website, designed in partnership with ARCAT Inc., that offers architects, contractors, spec writers and building engineers a comprehensive line of Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for use in project design and specification.
The objects, 3-D models with embedded data, enable a project to be shown in a three-dimensional model and include all the additional properties that go along with it — including specification documents, technical data sheets and relevant product websites.
The BIM objects are available through ARCAT, a website that provides building material information for industry professionals. The use of BIM objects allows building and design professionals to easily visualize projects, improve design quality, reduce change orders and improve project scheduling. The BIM objects for CertainTeed insulation products include residential and commercial applications for its fiberglass and spray foam insulation product lines. The objects can be accessed at ARCAT.com or certainteed.com/insulation.
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AZEK partners with Boise in California
Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products announced its partnership with Boise Cascade branches in Lathrop and Riverside, Calif., which will provide full-service distribution of all AZEK product lines throughout the state.
AZEK’s Jim Gross, VP sales, said 2011 will see the introduction of more than a dozen new products in the trim, moulding, decking and railing categories. "We look forward to having Boise Cascade help us achieve our sales goals this year and beyond by bringing these new AZEK products to market and continuing the growth spiral of our existing product lines.”
The agreement with Boise Cascade affects AZEK distribution only in California.
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