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David Baldino joins Mid-State Lumber

BY HBSDealer Staff

Mid-State Lumber Corp. has hired David Baldino as its newest territory manager for the Connecticut market.

Baldino brings over 33 years of sales experience to the table specific to the building materials industry.

He got his start working as a sales representative for a retail lumber yard out of college, and spent the last 30 years working as a sales representative in the wholesale chain, with a focus on Connecticut.

In his most recent position, he served as sales representative at BB&S Treaters of New England.

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Study: Residential generation presents opportunity

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A new report titled "Residential Energy Innovations" from Navigant Research is pointing to potential in the power generation market: specifically, $625 billion worth of it between 2014 and 2023.

According to the study, technological innovations (known as distributed energy resources, or DER) and new financing options will contribute to this boon.

These technologies include relatively established mainstays like solar panels, as well as up-and-coming innovations like residential combined heat and power.

Additionally, residential enery storage systems, as well as vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home systems will help increase accessibility to these technologies for homeowners.

“The growing affordability of DER technologies is giving customers greater control of their energy consumption—turning some homes into miniature power plants that generate all the power they consume and even deliver power back to the grid,” says Neil Strother, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “Solar PV panels are the most visible technology reshaping the residential power landscape, but there are many others, as well.”

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Integrity adds new insert windows

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Marvin’s Integrity window brand is adding to its product offerings with new insert windows featuring the casement and awning design Integrity is famous for.

The new Wood-Ultrex Insert Casement and Awning windows are a combination of durable fiberglass exterior and warm wood interior, using Ultrex, Integrity’s patented pultruded fiberglass.

"We are committed to offering a complete and comprehensive product line," said Becky Felling, director of marketing for Integrity Windows and Doors. "With casements and awnings being some of the most used windows on the market, the Wood-Ultrex Insert Casement and Awning windows are what our valued customers really wanted to see in our mix. These windows can work in a variety of homes and buildings, and they offer virtually worry-free toughness that looks great for years."

Other features include through-jamb installation, optional Window Opening Control Device and optional factory or field mulling. Customization is also in order via various glass options, exterior finishes and interior choices.

The windows are topped off with a high-performance finish and are built with an eye toward energy efficiency.

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