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Chelsea Building Products adds R&D engineer

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Chelsea Building Products has hired Matthew Coulson as its research and development engineer specializing in proprietary PVC formulations. As part of Chelsea’s research department, Coulson will focus on the continued improvement of their PVC and composite PVC formulations.
 
Coulson has nearly 20 years of experience in chemical engineering and polymer science. Coulson holds a Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.
 
Mark Ammer, Director of Operations and Research/Development of Chelsea Building Products stated that, “Matt brings a wealth of knowledge on polymers in industrial and commercial applications. He is a great fit in our organization as we are always looking to improve the properties and performance of our extrusion products.”

 

 

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Monkey Bar Storage expands its offerings

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Rexburg, Idaho-based Monkey Bar Storage is expanding its product lineup to include Swisstrax flooring for its North American customers.

The selection process was extensive for Tyler Patterson, Monkey Bars flooring specialist. “Quickly, I found that Swisstrax provides the best quality, products and durability,” said Patterson.

The addition of Swisstrax provides an alternative for customers living in areas that preclude the use of Monkey Bars’ typical concrete floor coatings, as these tend to become damaged over time in areas with high water tables. Swisstrax tiles provide passage for moisture through to the concrete, saving the floor covering from damage.

Swisstrax tiles also stand up to ultraviolet rays, harmful chemicals and heavy weight.

Additionally, the tiles can be packed up and moved from house to house.

They come in 19 colors and various finish options.

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CalStar bricks now come with split-face option

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Caledonia, Wisconsin-based CalStar Products is now offering its brick and Thru-Wall units in a split-face option.

Split-face bricks have a textured face for a more natural, rustic look that mimics the appearance of natural stones. As per the name, the backside of the brick is smooth and straight for ease of installation.

The split-face option will be available for CalStar’s 8"x24" facing units and Monarch bricks, as well as the new Ambassador brick.

The split-face units will be made with the same 37% recycled content material as other CalStar bricks, which are engineered to bypass the need for kiln-firing to reduce energy and carbon-dioxide emissions.

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