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Andersen rolls out 1,000,000th 100 Series window

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Andersen Windows is celebrating the production of its 1-millionth 100 Series window in Garland, Texas, which it introduced a mere four years ago.

The company held an event at the Garland facility with its 400 employees to ring in the milestone. There, a commemorative window was passed around for employees to sign, which will be handed off to Texas Door and Trim, one of the company’s largest Texas dealers.

“We’re so proud that one of the most innovative windows on the market is built by the excellent employees in Garland,” said Lendall Mefford, plant manager. “The care and craftsmanship that we put into each and every window is on display in homes across Texas and the country.”

The eco-friendly window is made with reclaimed wood fiber that contains 18 to 24% recycled content. It is also designed with energy-efficiency and durability in mind: its Fibrex material is two times stronger than vinyl and doesn’t require painting.

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New kitchen ceilings on offer from Armstrong

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In time for the holiday season, Armstrong Residential Ceilings has unveiled two new design options for the kitchen.

“During the holidays, there always seems to be a group gathering in the kitchen sharing stories and tips," said marketing manager Lori Rowley. "We want to help make your kitchen a great place to create wonderful memories in. Armstrong has an array of products that can make a kitchen stunning and distinct."

WoodHaven Ceiling Planks offer ease of use with prefinished, maintenance-free components that are easy to install. The detailed beadboard adds texture to the room (that also camouflages popcorn ceilings) and is available in white, weathered gray, light bamboo, knotted rustic pine and more. 

Meanwhile, Metallaire Decorative Ceilings bring fashion-forward tin ceiling tiles to the DIY market. They’re available in a variety of patterns and metallic sheens.

In case customers are thinking beyond their ceiling space, Armstrong suggests using WoodHaven for wainscoting or Metallaire as a kitchen backsplash.

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Plum Creek completes acquisition

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Plum Creek Timber Co. completed the acquisition of approximately 501,000 acres of industrial timberlands, associated mineral and wind assets, and interests in approximately 109,000 acres of high-value rural and development quality lands from MeadWestvaco Corp.

“Through this cash-accretive transaction, Plum Creek meaningfully grows our core timber management business, while also adding to our land and non-timber resources businesses,” said Rick Holley, CEO. “By significantly increasing our assets in the Southeast, we expand our presence in key markets, enhance our ability to service customers and are well positioned to capture value from these assets as markets continue to improve.”

Plum Creek owns about 6.8 million acres of timberlands in major timber-producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.

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