Johns Manville pumps up mineral wool offerings in Canada
Denver-based Johns Manville is giving its Canadian customers greater access to its full line of insulation products through the addition of commercial and residential mineral wool.
“Mineral wool has long been a favorite product of Canadian building professionals, but there’s no longer just one game in town,” said Fred Stephan, SVP Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. “With JM mineral wool, building occupants benefit from acoustically superior environments, moisture protection and increased fire performance while contractors benefit from JM’s laser-like focus on customer service and range of product offerings, providing more options and resources across all insulation categories.”
The mineral wool has a high melting point of more than 1093 degrees Celsius, which helps delay the spread of fire and boosts privacy and noise reduction. Additionally, it seeks to reduce energy costs by keeping buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
That’s because it’s made using an advanced manufacturing process that creates a high-fiber density using a low amount of shot material. The wool is easy to cut and is available in a range of thicknesses and sizes.
Last but not least, Johns Manville offers compression packaging for the wool, which means it can transfer 2,497 square meters of the product in one truckload — 603 square meters more than other manufacturers, the company says.
Deltic Timber appoints new directors
Announcing the decision at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Deltic Timber Corporation has elected The Reverend Doctor Christoph Keller, III, David Lemmon and R. Madison Murphy to its board as class III directors.
Additionally, the baord re-elected Deltic’s incumbent executive officers to their respective current positions.
Deltic’s stockholders also approved the appointment of KPMG, LLC as the company’s indepependent auditors for 2014.
Keller, Lemmon and Murphy will each serve three-year terms on the company’s board.
Huttig sales rise in poor weather
Huttig Building Products posted solid growth in the first quarter of 2014, with sales increasing nearly 9% over the same period last year. However, the company’s net loss widened.
Net sales for the three months ended March 31 were $135.3 million, compared to $124.5 million in 2013.
The net income came in as a loss of $4.0 million, down from a loss of $2.0 million in last year’s first quarter.
"Despite a challenging business environment as a result of the unusually poor weather in the first quarter, our financial results from continuing operations continued to improve as we executed on our strategy of delivering profitable sales growth for our shareholders," said Jon Vrabely, Huttig’s president and CEO. "We have been, and will continue to reinvest in our business to take advantage of market opportunities and further strengthen our financial performance."
Huttig also noted a $3.1 million charge for environmental liabilities related to a formerly owned property in Montana, which was reflected in discontinued operations.