Benjamin Moore launches vinyl siding paint in select markets
Benjamin Moore is expanding its line of Regal Select Exterior paint with a new product made to adhere better to vinyl siding.
Customers in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as New Englanders will be able to buy the company’s new Revive paint, which contains Vinyl-Lock technology, which prevents peeling and fading once the paint has been applied.
The new product comes after the company conducted a study that found that respondents considering painting vinyl siding would prefer a product made specifically for that purpose.
“Benjamin Moore is excited to once again provide the paint and colors to meet the needs of today’s homeowner, no matter the surface,” Benjamin Moore President and CEO Mike Searles said. “With Revive, our customers can be confident their vinyl siding will get the durability and protection it deserves, along with the color freedom expected from Benjamin Moore.”
The company plans to roll out Revive throughout the U.S. later this year.
Snavely Forest Products chosen as Accoya wood distributor
Accsys Technologies, a London-based high-tech wood manufacturer, has chosen Snavely Forest Products as one of the U.S. distributors of its Accoya wood.
The wood—which is currently available in a handful of U.S. stores — goes through a process that prevents insect damage and fungus by replacing water-bonding molecules with more stable ones.
Snavely’s will focus on distributing Accoya in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland and North Carolina. Accsys’ director of sales and marketing, Bryan Crennell, said that the partnership “signals targeted expansions of Accoya in the U.S.”
“Accoya is an innovative wood product, with excellent performance properties that are ideal for the U.S. market,” said Snavely VP, marketing, Clark Spitzer, said. "Its durability, strength, and stability make it particularly well suited to the range of applications we will develop.”
Homes for Our Troops salutes CertainTeed
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.-based CertainTeed Corporation has made a multi-year commitment to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans across the nation.
The homes are provided mortgage-free to the veterans they serve. The company is contributing roofing, insulation and gypsum wallboard for 40 homes across the United States.
"Having corporate partners like CertainTeed is essential to our mission of helping our nation’s most severely injured veterans regain their freedom and independence through the gift of a new home," said Bill Ivey, executive director, at Homes for Our Troops. "It’s an honor to help these heroes rebuild their lives, and CertainTeed’s involvement ensures our homes are built using only the best materials and finest craftsmanship available, and will stand the test of time."
The one-story homes feature an open floor plan, going beyond ADA compliance, with roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops and sinks, and other standard accessibility items. The homes may also include specialized items, including lift systems, keyless door entry and voice-activation controls. Each home is constructed by teams of skilled laborers on site to build, paint and landscape.
A typical home takes five to seven months to build and costs an average of $430,000. The organization has built more than 166 such homes for wounded service members since 2004.