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Mike Holmes joins CertainTeed to promote indoor air awareness

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Mike Holmes — a well-known contractor and healthy home champion — is teaming up with CertainTeed Gypsum to promote indoor air quality (IAQ) awareness among homeowners and building industry professionals.

His initial appearance will take place in Las Vegas at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) on Wed., Feb. 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Booth C2127.

The campaign agenda involves basic awareness of IAQ and the benefits of high-performance drywall products, specifically AirRenew IAQ Gypsum Board, CertainTeed’s VOC scavenging drywall line that recently earned a HOLMES Approved Product stamp of approval. Bolstered with moisture- and mold-resisting technology, AirRenew is designed to capture VOCs and convert them into inert compounds.

"AirRenew helps remove unwanted chemicals from your indoor air – even years after a construction job is done," said Holmes. "Many things in the home off-gas, from the furniture and paint to the carpeting and cabinets. And breathing in these chemicals on a daily basis may be dangerous to your health. It’s a real concern. But products like AirRenew are ahead of the game. They’re tackling IAQ issues head on. That’s something I can stand behind."

Holmes has over 30 years of experience as a contracotr and is the creator of the TV series "Holmes on Homes," "Holmes Inspection" and "Holmes Makes It Right." He heads up The Holmes Group, an international organization dedicated to improving building standards and creating healthier homes via partnerships and product development.

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Cedar Creek hires Glenn Arthur as sales manager

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Cedar Creek has brought Glenn Arthur on board as national industrial sales manager.

"Glenn was one of the original employees at the Broken Arrow facility starting in 1977 and has vast experience in industrial products and will be implementing industrial sales departments throughout the country," said D. Wayne Trousdale, COO at Cedar Creek.

Effective Feb. 10, 2014, Arthur will assume his post at the building material distribution company’s Broken Arrow, Okla. office.

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J-B Weld offers balm for frozen pipes

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In response to the frigid temperatures around the country, J-B Weld is promoting its WaterWeld and SteelStik epoxy puttys.

The puttys are designed to act as an instant repair product for pipes when they begin to thaw in the spring. According to J-B Weld, pipes can crack or burst when the ice inside thaws, since water expands when it freezes. Drips, leaks or sprays are indicators that action is necessary to prevent further damage.

"J-B Weld can save you time, frustration and money this winter," said Chip Hanson, J-B Weld CEO. "Both WaterWeld and SteelStik can stop a leak until you can reassess the situation and call a professional, if necessary. Our products provide not only permanent mends, but outstanding value. A $5 package of J-B Weld can save consumers an average of $150 in replacement or repair costs. And you’re saving time when you aren’t sitting around waiting for a plumber."

J-B WaterWeld can be applied to a wet, leaking or underwater surface and has a set time of 15 to 25 minutes, as well as a curing time of 60 minutes.

SteelStik is hand-mixable, non-rusting and steel-reinforced, designed to plug holes and make permanent repairs on wet or dry metal surfaces. It sets even quicker than WaterWeld — in 3 to 5 minutes — and is also fully cured after one hour.

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