Fiskars to open new facility in Mississippi
The move is part of the company’s plan to combine warehouse and distribution operations for its Garden and School/Office/Craft divisions.
“The change will optimize the operational efficiencies of the company’s growing business, providing improved fulfillment to retail trade customers,” said Janelle Schwartz, of Fiskars.
Schwartz said the merger began in 2009 with the centralization of business personnel onto a single campus in Madison.
CertainTeed offers hip and ridge accessory
Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed introduced a hip and ridge roofing accessory called Cedar Crest.
The product is 12 inches wide and has an 8-inch exposure and carries the same warranty as the field shingles that are installed with it. It meets UL Class A fire resistance and UL 997 wind resistance. It’s currently available in select regions of the United States.
Cedar Crest features blended, consistent colors for a cohesive appearance that blends with the colors of CertainTeed’s Landmark and Presidential Series shingles.
Uniboard partners with California Closets
Quebec-based Uniboard, a manufacturer of engineered wood products, has entered into an exclusive supplier agreement with California Closets for the manufacture and distribution of thermofused melamine panels in the southeastern U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Uniboard will supply panels for California Closets’ Lago collection of faux wood veneer in six colors and designs.
Uniboard Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG, is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, making raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiberboard, of which more than 50% is converted into value-added melamine and laminated flooring products.
Based in San Rafael, Calif., California Closets is owned by The Franchise Co. It has franchisees in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.