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WOLF ramps up production of PVC decking

BY HBSDEALER Staff

York, Pa.-based WOLF ramped up production of its WOLF PVC Decking – less than six months after the January 2011 introduction of the line, the company announced Tuesday.

WOLF President Craig Danielson said independent dealers who have evaluated the product have increased demand for the decking "dramatically," he said. 

In addition to expanding production of WOLF PVC Decking, the company has added three new colors of PVC Porch – complementary products to WOLF PVC decking that include quarter-round, fascia and bull-nose trim.

WOLF develops products and programs for 3,000 pro dealer customers across 18 East Coast states.

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Fairfax Lumber recognized for green approach

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Fairfax Green program of sustainability, providing green building products and information to customers, helps keep Fairfax Lumber in the public eye in California.

The Fairfax, Calif. lumberyard, home and garden center was recently profiled as the business of the week by the San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch, an online newspaper. Augie Venezia, the 2008 Home Channel News Independent Pro Dealer of the Year, told the newspaper: "“My goal is to give customers information to let them make better decisions and to understand that green options don’t necessarily cost more."

Fairfax Lumber operates in Marin County and was founded in 1912.

 

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iLevel expands distribution of James Hardie siding

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Weyerhaeuser’s iLevel division will begin distributing James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products through its Pacific Northwest service centers, the company has announced, making the products available to iLevel customers in western Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

James Hardie products are currently sold through iLevel’s network of distribution centers into 20 markets.

“The Pacific Northwest is one of the largest fiber cement markets in the U.S.,” said Prashant Panchal, head of marketing for James Hardie. “iLevel has a strong distribution network throughout the region and the entire country.  They provide a great way to get our siding and trim products to more customers.”   

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