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Trex partners with new distributor in Pacific Northwest

BY HBSDealer Staff

Trex Co., the major manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, is expanding its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of International Wood Products (IWP) to its distribution network. 

IWP will now supply Trex products — including the high-performance Trex Transcend decking and railing collection — to dealer partners across the territory.

“We are pleased to have IWP join the strongest distribution network within the industry,” said Mitch Cox, VP sales for Trex. “IWP has a tremendous reputation in the marketplace for service and support, and we look forward to their efforts in helping Trex achieve its goal of continued market share growth."

Headquartered in Clackamas, Ore., IWP is a family-owned, full-service, stocking distributor of building products that has been distributing composite decking and railing for nearly 15 years. Its primary trading territory for Trex will consist of Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Through this agreement, Trex has displaced previously stocked competitive products.

 

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Home Depot joins Celebration of Service for veterans

BY Ken Clark

The Home Depot Foundation joined The Mission Continues and the band 3 Doors Down to launch its "Celebration of Service” campaign for veterans. The campaign includes 200 service projects aimed at improving homes, facilities and community centers where veterans live and receive services.

Also, The Home Depot Foundation will donate more than $9 million in grants to nearly 30 nonprofit organizations serving veterans during the Celebration of Service campaign. One million dollars in grants will be announced each Monday morning via Twitter and Facebook, and will also be featured on The Home Depot Foundation’s website at homedepotfoundation.org.

"The Home Depot Foundation is committed to ensuring that every veteran has a safe place to call home, and we intend to improve the lives and living conditions of thousands of veterans across the country during our Celebration of Service campaign," said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.

The program also includes a consumer element. Shoppers can contribute by purchasing a Celebration of Service-themed gift card from The Home Depot between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day. Five percent of the value placed on these cards, available both in-store and online, will be donated to The Home Depot Foundation to support nonprofit organizations serving the housing needs of veterans.

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Milwaukee introduces cordless caulk and adhesive gun

BY HBSDealer Staff

Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the M18 Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun, with a pitch built around additional power.

Capable of delivering up to 950 lbs. of force for the highest viscosity materials, this powerful applicator supplies unmatched pushing force for the toughest applications, even in cold temperatures. The variable speed trigger and six-setting maximum speed dial optimize the tool’s 0-21 IPM (inches per minute) flow rate.

“The combination of incredible power and optimized speed settings will provide users with the ideal solution for dispensing a wide range of sealants and adhesives,” said David Lincoln, associate product manager for Milwaukee. “The M18 Caulk Gun also gives users the ability to accomplish these projects with less fatigue as dispensing constantly with manual tools can be very cumbersome.”

Also, an Anti-Drip mechanism stops excess material from oozing upon the release of the trigger.

 

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