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Taylor promoted at Sierra Pacific

BY HBSDealer Staff

Sierra Pacific promoted Bob Taylor to VP of business development and customer service for its Window Division.

Taylor played a key role in the success of the SP Window and Door operations and was previously the Plant Manager at the SP Windows Plant in Red Bluff, California. 

“The company will benefit from Bob’s 23 years of experience as we expand into new markets for our products” noted Kendall Pierson, president of Sierra Pacific Windows. “Bob’s vast knowledge of our production processes and sales operations will be a great asset in the expansion of our window and door production.”

Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California.  

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Cedar Siding sells prefinished LP product

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Nashville, Tenn.-based LP Building Products recently announced that prefinished LP SmartSide Lap Siding will now be stocked in the full standard 12-color palette by Cedar Siding, the first member of the LP Preferred Prefinisher Network to offer this service.

“LP SmartSide is the fastest-growing brand of exterior siding in the United States,” said Mike Maddern, segment manager for LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, “and in order to keep evolving locally, regionally and nationally, it’s important that we build strong relationships with quality distributors like Cedar Siding. That’s why we’re thrilled at their decision to fully stock our lap siding in the entire LP color palette. This service offers their customers as well as ours a convenient one-stop shop for the SmartSide lap color they’re looking for with little to no wait time ever, which saves valuable time on the job.”

According to LP, the benefits of having the full color palette in stock include:
• Prompt availability for both the initial order and any additional product needed to finish a job;
• In-stock position allows for competition with similar in-stock color programs on other composite-based materials;
• Cedar Siding’s standard 15/25 limited warranty on the finish covers some or all of the labor costs for the first 15 years, with an overall 25-year warranty on the coating itself;
• Additionally, the primed siding and trim products come with a 5-year, 100% labor and replacement feature as part of the 50-year prorated limited warranty.

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Report spells out fire-protection compliance

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APA – The Engineered Wood Association has released APA System Report SR-405: Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists for Compliance with the 2012 International Residential Code. The report provides several practical systems for design and construction of fire-resistant floor assemblies built with wood I-joists that satisfy the requirements of 2012 IRC Section R501.3.

[The free report is available here.]

APA System Report SR-405 offers four options for fire protection of floors constructed with prefabricated wood I-joists. 

“The options are effective, uncomplicated to implement, and use cost-effective materials,” said Dr. Borjen Yeh, P.E., technical services director for APA. “SR-405 provides easy-to-apply solutions for code compliance, while affording additional fire protection to occupants and firefighters, as required by some local jurisdictions in this country.”

Dr. Yeh added that the report was developed to inform interested parties of the multiple options for fire resistant I-joist floor systems where the 2012 IRC Section R501.3 is mandated by the local jurisdiction.

“System Report SR-405 can be used by the authority having jurisdiction, designers, specifiers, and builders, in the design, construction, and approval of wood I-joist fire-protective floor systems that are compliant with Section R501.3 requirements,” he explained. APA System Report SR-405 was developed on the basis of the results of fire tests that met the stringent criteria established by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood I-Joists, AC14. 

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