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AZEK, Home Depot and OrePac get their hands dirty for disabled vets

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AZEK, Home Depot and OrePac all teamed up Thursday, June 19th to help spruce up a garden for disabled vets in San Bernardino, California.

The Veterans Exploration Garden in Speicher Memorial Park received a new AZEK Paver walkway (which is made with 95% recycled materials) for smoother wheelchair access.

Volunteers were in tow from Team Depot as part of SPRING into Service, the organization’s season-long initiative to plant edible gardens for veterans across the country. AZEK and OrePac were onboard as co-sponsors.

“We are privileged to be able to give back to our veterans who have served so bravely by adding this AZEK Paver walkway to their garden,” said Jason Grommon, president of AZEK parent company CPG Building Products.

The garden, billed as a therapeutic place for veterans to decompress and sustain their community, is managed by the non-profit Disabled American Veterans San Bernardino Chapter 12.

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NyloBoard builds distribution

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Atlanta-based wood-alternative maker NyloBoard announced a new relationship with distributor Dixie Plywood and Lumber Co. in Charlotte, N.C.

Dixie Plywood distributes to the Charlotte metro area as well as the North Carolina-Piedmont area. 

Since its launch in 201,2 NyloBoard, makers of brands including NyloDeck and NyloPorch, has been picking up distribution partners at a solid pace.

Other recent deals are with Vandermeer Forest Products in the Pacific Northwest, Holbrook Lumber in the Northeast and Jim Mackie Distribution in the Midwest.

Made from compressed and treated recycled carpet fibers, the product offers good looks along with high-end performance, including bend-proof flexural strength. And therefore, it allows designers the flexibility to create tighter joints, according to the Atlanta-based company.

 

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Builders FirstSource acquires Slone Lumber Company

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Dallas, Texas-based Builders FirstSource completed its acquisition of Houston-based Slone Lumber Company.

"The Slone purchase adds to our presence and gives us a solid platform to further expand our business in the highly attractive, greater Houston market," said Floyd Sherman, Builders FirstSource CEO. "It provides us a top-quality distribution business, outstanding employees and an established customer base to complement our existing window manufacturing operations in the surrounding area. We are very pleased to be adding Slone’s employees to the Builders FirstSource team, and look forward to working along-side them."

Netting sales of about $17 million in 2013, Slone supplies lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. It also offers installation services for exterior doors, shutters and cabinets.

"This is an exciting time and a great opportunity for the company and our people," said Gregg Slone, owner and president of Slone Lumber, who will remain in place as general manager. "We look forward to joining Builders FirstSource and becoming part of one of the nation’s leading suppliers to the residential construction industry."

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