HBSDealer Stock Watch: BXC skyrockets
|Shares of BlueLinx surged nearly 80% on Monday following the announcement that the building product distributor was acquiring Cedar Creek. Beyond BXC, stocks tracked by HBSDealer were all over the board. Gainers led decliners 17-13.|
|BECN gained 3.1% and BCC was up 2.4%. Elsewhere on the Stock Watch, TSCO slipped 2.6%.|
|BLDR (Builders FS)||21.64||+0.32%|
|BMCH (BMC Stock)||20.05||+0.75%|
|CENT (Central Garden)||41.29||+1.70%|
|DE (Deere & Co.)||164.03||-2.32%|
|HD (Home Depot)||179.71||-1.34%|
|LL (Lumber Liquidators)||25.04||-0.24%|
|SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro)||92.17||+0.30%|
|TSCO (Tractor Supply)||63.66||-2.57%|
|UFPI (Universal Forest)||33.63||+0.63%|
Certainteed shakes up its shingle offering
Certainteed introduced Northwoods Single 7-inch Straight Edge Perfection Shingles, the company’s newest profile. Perfection shingles provide a smoother, more precise siding option for homeowners seeking more contemporary curb appeal.
While all profiles in the Northwoods line feature a deep, rough texture to look like hand-split cedar, the new Straight Edge Perfection Shingles offer cleaner, crisper edges and more uniform shingles that deliver a beautiful, sleek look, the company explained. All Northwoods products feature a TrueTexture finish molded from real cedar shingles for the classic look of wood without the maintenance.
The Northwoods profile comes in 17 colors.
“The new Northwoods profile adds a groomed, modern style that is affordable for most homeowners and can be used on any home,” said Robert Clark, marketing manager for CertainTeed Siding. “We want every homeowner nationwide to have access to our high-quality, durable products, so this collection was manufactured to meet the strictest building codes and standards for homes in any region.”
A product for heavy-duty jobs
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie launched large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry. Designed for severely corrosive interior or exterior environments, the new stainless-steel Titen HD heavy-duty screw anchors deliver an advanced standard of performance for bridge, marine and water treatment plant construction and retrofit applications, the company said.
The nation’s aging wastewater treatment plant infrastructure is facing a critical turning point, with the American Society of Civil Engineers projecting $206 billion in increased costs to households and businesses if the upgrade and replacement of old treatment plants are not completed by the year 2020. In addition, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s 2018 Deficient Bridge Report, 54,259 US bridges are structurally deficient. In fact, almost 9% of all bridges in the country have at least one key structural element in poor enough condition to need repair, the report finds.
Available since April 2017 in 3/8″ and 1/2″ diameters, THDSS is now offered in larger 5/8″ and 3/4″ diameters suitable for heavier civil construction where corrosive elements pose a hazard to standard carbon-steel screw anchors.
“There is definitely a need in the market for larger-diameter screw anchors,” says Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager Mike Steiber. “Other wedge anchor or adhesive options often have drawbacks with spacing or difficult installation, so for applications that need stainless-steel anchors, this is a first-of-its-kind solution for the market.”