Mud Monsters sold to manager
Albuquerque-based Mud Monsters Pond and Landscape Supply has been sold to Randy Kindrick, who has been managing the business for the past four years.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kindrick acquired the company from Savio Engineering and its owners Keith and Valerie Steele. According to the acquisition announcement, the Steeles have decided to solely concentrate efforts on Savio Engineering and recently expanded their business opening a second east coast location in New Jersey.
Mud Monsters is located in New Mexico but operates as a national wholesale and contractor supply. They specialize in water features and hardscapes offering products that range from floating landscapes and fountains to koi, goldfish and backyard fire features.
“We know he will do a great job of maintaining the lasting relationships Mud Monsters has built over the years,” said Valerie Steele, president and CEO of Savio Engineering. “We definitely foresee continued growth for the business.”
Trex Co. expands its TrexTrim line
Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co., the manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, is expanding its TrexTrim line with the addition of new moulding profiles.
The new TrexTrim moulding profiles include a Garage Door Stop, which is designed to help seal the gap between the garage door and the doorjamb. It both improves a home’s energy efficiency and prevents dirt, insects, wind and moisture from entering the garage. Additionally, a new 18-ft. Brick Mould profile is suited to trim windows, entry doors and garages.
A Brick Mould profile is suited to trim windows, entry doors and garages — enhancing the curb appeal of a home.
Along with the new profiles, Trex says it has improved the surface aesthetics of its moulding offerings with a matte finish that is aligned with contemporary home design trends and was developed as a direct result of homeowner demand. The new finish also more closely matches TrexTrim boards, sheets and builder profiles.
“With a wider variety of moulding profiles and a new matte finish, Trex is proving that we will continue to grow and innovate our TrexTrim product portfolio,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “For our dealers and distributors – as well as building professionals – these options provide additional opportunities for profitability and design flexibility.”
Versatex points to breakthrough technology
Pittsburgh-based Versatex Trimboard has announced the availability of a 1½-in.-thick, single-extruded, cellular PVC sheet with the launch of Versatex Max.
The product is available in nominal 48-in. widths and four standard lengths; 8 ft., 12 ft., 16 ft. and 18ft. Versatex Max sheets are promoted as offerig the same tight cell structure, density, core consistency and +/- 1/32-in. thickness tolerance found in all other Versatex products, the company said.
“For years OEMs, millwork customers and custom home builders who do ornamental work with PVC have pushed manufacturers for something thick enough to reduce lamination costs in the shop and the field,” said Versatex president John Pace. “We pride ourselves on innovation, so we’re thrilled to have made a 1 ½-in. sheet a practical reality.”
The technology is designed to save millwork shops and OEMs time and money by greatly reducing lamination steps during fabrication, the company said. It is ideal for custom mouldings, rail systems, pergolas, corbels or other decorative elements that require thicker cellular PVC.
Versatex Trimboard is manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies of Pittsburgh.