Hines Supply opens roofing and siding location
Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Hines Supply, a subsidiary of US LBM, announced its newest northern Illinois location — Builder’s Roofing & Siding Supply of Warrenville.
Founded in 1967 by Henry Pelletier, Builder’s Roofing & Siding Supply is a wholesale distributor and supplier of roofing, siding and windows serving Chicago and its western suburbs. Grandsons Brian, Mark and Scott Pelletier will remain with the company.
“We are excited to join the Hines team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Brian Pelletier. “Our facility will allow Hines to meet and exceed the demands of Chicagolands’ roofing and siding contractors.”
The announcement of the partnership follows shortly after Hines opened a full-service building supply center and design showroom in Grayslake, Ill., north of Chicago.
Hines Supply also operates building supply centers in Alsip, Hampshire, and Wheaton; a millwork facility in Kirkland; and a window, door and cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove.
“Our new Hines Roofing & Siding location in Warrenville gives the Hines team dedicated resources and expertise in product categories that will add significant value for our home-building and remodeling customers,” said Hines Supply president Doug Jones.
Jones also stated: “Our new logistics software will give customers real-time GPS delivery tracking, access to account information anytime-anywhere and more. No one else in our market can provide this to the roofing contractor.”
US LBM, recipient of the 2013 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year Award, is a collection of 10 leading building material distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic in nine states with more than 55 locations.
Wagner adds portable paint spray system
Wagner rolled out the Wagner SprayTech FLEXiO 890, an indoor/outdoor paint sprayer that takes some of the time and fatigue out of painting jobs.
The sprayer contains an X-Boost turbine in the base, which stays on the floor for a lighter, more portable user experience. It also provides tripe the power of traditional units, according to the company. This helps atomize paint for a smooth and even finish, regardless of the type of paint.
"We designed the FLEXiO 890 to make spraying less tiring over long periods of time," said Jon Beaton, Wagner product manager. "Our goal was to help consumers get their indoor or outdoor projects done quickly and with great results."
Ideal for painting broad surfaces, the patented iSpray nozzle sprays any coating and easily handles thick paints for even coverage. A Detail-Finish nozzle can also be used for small projects and detail work.
"With controls for the speed of air flow, width of the spray and fan pattern, the FLEXiO 890 can be used to paint broad interior surfaces without concern for overspray – and without the tedious effort associated with brushes or rollers. Prep work only requires basic masking," said Beaton.
Additionally, the FLEXiO 890 is 50% quieter than traditional, airless sprayers — comparable to a hairdryer, says the company.
Weyerhaeuser bolsters James Hardie offering in Minnesota
Weyerhaeuser Distribution is buffing up its James Hardie fiber cement siding offerings at its St. Paul, Minn. location.
The distribution center will now carry the full line of SKUs, which includes the addition of ColorPlus technology, a factory-applied finish that lasts up to two times longer and has 30% better fade resistance.
The full line includes HardiePlank siding, HardiePanel siding, HardieShingle siding, HardieSoffit panels, HardieTrim boards and HardieBacker cement board.
“Adding ColorPlus to St. Paul’s lineup further bolsters Weyerhaeuser Distribution as a single source for all types, sizes, styles, and colors of James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim in the upper Midwest,” said Spenzer Forbes, division general manager for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. “James Hardie is one of the most respected names in cladding, and we’re pleased to continue to grow our relationship with them while giving our customers a broader range of choices.”
The St. Paul distribution center serves dealers in Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin and the eastern Dakotas.