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CertainTeed launches design website

BY HBSDEALER Staff

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

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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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NorCal city helps lumberyard relocate

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The Mill Yard, a Northern California lumberyard, was able to relocate to a better site with the help of its local municipality, according to an article in the Eureka Times Standard

Owners Laurie Mark and Tanka Chase, who operate the five-acre lumberyard, culminated an eight-year plan to purchase the land and move the lumberyard with the help of the city of Arcata, which provided $225,000 in redevelopment funds to make required public improvements, according to the article. 

"Both Laurie and I are very grateful for their business-friendly spirit that paved the way for us to make our new store a reality," Chase said.

The Mill Yard’s lumberyard occupies most of the five-acre lot, and the new 7,000-sq.-ft. store is solar-assist and radiant heated.

Laurie Mark is a former president of the Lumber Association of California and Nevada (LACN). 

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