USGBC announces green remodeling guidelines
A nationwide green remodeling program is being launched by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers. Called Regreen, the program has developed a set of best practices to guide contractors and homeowners taking a “whole house” approach to remodeling existing homes.
The guidelines, now in draft form, incorporate energy efficiency, sustainability and green design. Separate Web sites will direct professionals and consumers to appropriate resources for green home renovations. The final guidelines will be released in March 2008. They can be viewed at www.regreenprogram.org.
84 Lumber holds grand opening of four facilities
84 Lumber held grand opening celebrations of four new locations across the country Nov. 27, with simultaneous events in Oregon, Louisiana, Florida and Utah.
West Jordan, Utah, hosted a new 84 Lumber building materials supply yard as well as a truss and panel manufacturing facility. The Eighty Four, Pa.-based company also unveiled new stores in Redmond, Ore.; Pearl River, La.; and Sanford, Fla.
The openings included ribbon-cutting ceremonies and donations to the stores’ respective Habitat for Humanity chapters.
84 Lumber operates in more than 425 locations nationwide.
Fastenal announces share repurchase program
Construction supply company Fastenal’s board of directors has authorized the company to purchase up to an additional 1 million shares of its common stock this week.
The company has purchased approximately 2.1 million shares this year to date.
The company has approximately 149 million shares of common stock outstanding, and these repurchases have consumed all of the previous stock repurchase authorizations.
Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal sells industrial and construction supplies and has 2,150 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Singapore.