Masco and Owens Corning tighten partnership
Owens Corning is the new preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services, in a deal announced Monday. The partnership between the two companies is designed to create a more efficient supply chain.
"Working closely with Owens Corning enhances Masco Contractor Services’ ability to grow its sales," said Timothy Wadhams, President and CEO at Masco Corporation. "Collaboration throughout the supply chain will create efficiencies in logistics, lower working capital, consistent supply and better service for its customers."
Builders and homeowners will be served nationwide by the two companies, with more than 150 locations of Masco Contractor Services and the substantial manufacturing footprint of Owens Corning.
"We are particularly pleased that this agreement will feature our revolutionary new Owens Corning EcoTouch insulation, which was recently introduced at the International Builders’ Show," said Owens Corning Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman.
Boise executive to retire; new appointment made
Boise Cascade’s building materials distribution division has announced that Dale Catt will retire on March 1 after 40 years in the LBM business.
Catt has served in many positions and locations for Boise Cascade and Bohemia Lumber. Since 1991, he has held the position of Boise Cascade’s commodity procurement manager.
Assuming his job and responsibilities will be Scott Sunday, effective March 2. Sunday has been active in both the retail and wholesale segments of the industry since 1984. He began his career with Boise Cascade in 1997 and has held various commodity and management positions at the location, region and division level.
Firms turning to Chinese solar panels
Two San Diego firms that focus on large, commercial and government solar power projects have announced they’re procuring their solar panels from Chinese manufacturers, according to an article in the San Diego Union.
Borrego Solar, a San Diego developer, has signed a supplier deal with Yingli, a Chinese maker of photovoltaic cells, doubling its previous commitment. Borrego used Yingli panels on two local government projects, the San Diego Community College District and the San Diego County Water Authority.
As part of the agreement, Yingli will supply more than half the solar panels installed by Borrego this year.
Sempra Generation, another San Diego company, said this month it would get the majority of its solar panels for a massive solar farm it is building in the Arizona desert from a Chinese maker.