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PressurePlus offers a level-up for pressure-treated lumber

BY HBSDealer Staff

New from The Sansin Corporation is PressurePlus, a one-step, deep penetrating, natural wood treatment for all types of pressure-treated lumber.

“Maintaining wood with PressurePlus will ensure long-lasting color retention, effective water repellency and exceptional dimensional stabilization,” said VP Sjoerd Bos. “We are confident PressurePlus is the best treatment on the market for new and old pressure-treated wood.”

PressurePlus penetrates the substrate of wood to offer UV-resistance and a natural brown tone, as well as increase the wood's dimensional stability.
It's also VOC-compliant, breathable, water-repellent, translucent and environmentally friendly.

The treatment is also available as PressurePlus Light for a lighter brown tone treatment.

They will be available for sale through Lowe’s and leading building products suppliers in the retailer’s pre-treated wood products department.

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GP delivers a sheathing innovation

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Georgia-Pacific has offered up a new solution in the sheathing arena that's designed to keep potentially harmful water out of the way during construction.

“Early builder feedback was positive, and this sentiment was reinforced many times over at IBS,” said John Beers, sales director for engineered wood at Georgia-Pacific. “From builders to contractors and architects, our booth stayed packed with interested attendees during the show. Everyone wanted to see ForceField and learn more about it. We look forward to sharing it with even more customers in the months to come.”

The new ForceField Air and Water Barrier System consists of engineered wood sheathing panels laminated with a proprietary air and water barrier.

The sheathing is installed on a structure, and then the panel joints are taped with ForceField seam tape, which helps prevent air infiltration and leaks. Together the panels and the seam tape create an integrated air and water barrier system that eliminates the need for house wrap.

“The ForceField installation process is a jobsite time-saver compared to typical house wrap installation,” continued Beers. “Studies have shown a time savings of up to 37% when installing an integrated air and water barrier. There’s no unrolling, fastening or calling in multiple crews to install house wrap; ForceField panels are installed like standard plywood or OSB sheathing panels, then once the tape is installed, you’re done.”

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The last Banbury brother retires from Mansfield Plumbing

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Long-time Mansfield Plumbing employee Lowell Banbury has retired after 45 years of service, marking the end of the Banbury brother legacy with the company.

Lowell's brothers Kenny and Eddie both left a few years back after serving 36 years and 25 years, respectively, totaling more than 100 years of collective service.

"When I started at Mansfield in 1971 it was hard to get a job with the company," said Banbury. "There was a waiting list of people who wanted to work at Mansfield. I was lucky to come at a time when they were expanding and got my foot in the door. After that, my brothers followed me into Mansfield."

Banbury's career at Mansfield had him working in clean-up, serving in the Spray department and casting toilets by hand with single molds. As automation advancements were made he moved into different positions at the Perrysville, Ohio, facility. For the past 22 years, he served as a caster in the Bench & Battery department.

"Mansfield offers steady work with good people," says Banbury. "I'm proud that my son and daughter worked at the company as summer help when they were younger. A manufacturing facility provides a good work ethic and strong values to people."

Banbury intends to spend his free time helping with a family farm, spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, and gardening.

"After 45 years on the plant floor at Mansfield, I'm looking forward to a more relaxed schedule and spending time with my family," said Banbury. "With more than 100 years of combined service among us, I think you can say that the Banbury brothers have truly left a positive mark on Mansfield Plumbing."

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