Weyerhaeuser is offering OSB rebates
Forest products supplier Weyerhaeuser has announced a mail-in rebate program for building industry professionals this summer on several of its oriented strand board (OSB) products. The company is offering $3.00 cash back per panel of 7/8-in. or thicker of Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring (or $1.50 for each 23/32-in. panel), and $1.00 per panel of Weyerhaeuser Radiant Barrier Sheathing (RBS) — up to 100 panels for each product line. Building material dealers also can earn rebates of $0.25 per panel, up to $250 total for Edge Gold flooring and up to $100 total for RBS.
Purchases made from May 1 to Sept. 30, 2012, by users who have not purchased the products in the last 6 months, are eligible. More details on the rebate promotions are available at woodbywy.com/Gold for the flooring program and woodbywy.com/Silver for the RBS program.
Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels feature Down Pore self-draining technology to drain water off of floors during construction, which helps eliminate potential damage and reduces delays in construction. Weyerhaeuser provides a 200-day no-sand guarantee against edge swell, and a limited 50-year structural warranty against panel delamination.
Weyerhaeuser RBS panels are foil-laminated to help lower home energy use by reflecting up to 97% of the sun’s radiant energy and reducing heat build up in attics, which helps lower energy bills.
To help provide customers with continuing reliable supply of both flooring and roofing OSB panels, Weyerhaeuser OSB is expanding product lines at two mills this summer.
Beacon Roofing announces acquisition
Beacon Roofing Supply has reached an agreement to acquire Cassady Pierce Co., a distributor of residential and commercial roofing products, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1947, Cassady Pierce has six locations in the Pittsburgh area and annual sales of approximately $52 million. Closing on the transaction is expected on May 31, 2012.
“Cassady Pierce is an industry leader in Western Pennsylvania and allows Beacon to expand our presence in that very important market beyond our existing North Coast Pittsburgh branch,” said Paul Isabella, Beacon’s president and CEO.
Bill Vernal will remain as Cassady Pierce’s president and become part of Beacon’s regional management team. "Joining Beacon will enable us to grow our business and presents greater opportunities for our employees and customers,” Vernal said.
Builders FirstSource to open Tennessee location
Dallas-based pro dealer Builders FirstSource has announced a new location in Clarksville, Tenn., approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville. The facility is situated on five acres and includes a 25,000-sq.-ft. warehouse. It will offer lumber, engineered I-joist systems, roof and floor trusses, windows, doors, millwork and various other building products and materials. The scheduled opening date is in early June.
CEO Floyd Sherman said the company is looking forward to expanding its footprint in northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
"We are very excited about opening a location in the heart of Clarksville to better serve our growing customer base in the greater Montgomery County market, which continues to be one of the strongest housing markets in the South,” Sherman said.
Builders FirstSource operates 53 LBM outlets and 44 manufacturing facilities in nine states, principally in the southern and eastern United States.