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Leviton flashes business improvements

Four LIVE locations, and an upgraded and integrated web site.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Leviton Lighting is bringing clarity to the depth and breadth of its brands, products and control solutions by creating in-person and online enhancements to its business.

Professional lighting customers are now able to view and experience first-hand demonstrations of Leviton Lighting products and control solutions at four Leviton LIVE locations. Most recently, Leviton’s architectural lighting brands are now joined at the company’s Anaheim, Calif. facility, and commercial solutions are located at another facility just north of Chicago. All Leviton Lighting brands, including Birchwood, Intense, ConTech, JCC and its newest controls brand, Intellect, can now be viewed at these two facilities as well as the Leviton LIVE centers in New Orleans and San Francisco

“Through our Leviton LIVE facilities, we continue to showcase some of the most advanced, integrated and connected lighting solutions globally,” said Philip Warner, vice president and general manager of the Leviton Lighting business unit. “Our award-winning portfolio combines both commercial and architectural design and connected technology through our new controls brand, Intellect, giving our customers complete control over design and connected technology.”

Also Architects, designers, contractors and building owners are now equipped to make more educated choices about the Leviton Lighting options available to them via the new integrated website – Leviton.com/lighting. The site gives customers a single source of information across all Leviton Lighting brands to better build and develop solutions for commercial and architectural lighting needs, the company said.

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High growth rate forecast for green building materials

Growing demand for structures with low greenhouse gas emissions is providing market growth.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The global green building materials market reached a value of $199.7 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach a value of $387.9 billion by 2023, according to a new report by Research and Markets.

The market is being fueled by a growing demand for structures with low greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the reduced operational and maintenance costs provided by the construction of new green buildings due to less energy consumption is further stimulating the demand for these materials, Research and Markets said.

Over the past few years, Green Building Materials have been widely utilized in various construction activities as they reduce environmental impact associated with installation, transportation, fabrication, processing, disposal and recycling of building materials.

Green Building Materials refer to materials which enhance the sustainability and efficiency of a building structure in terms of design, construction, maintenance, and renovation. These materials are derived from renewable waste products and are highly energy efficient.

The most popular materials used in the construction of green buildings are bamboo, hempcrete, straw bales, mycelium, wood, rammed earth, timbercrete, grasscrete, and recycled plastic.

Also, the rising adoption of green buildings due to the increasing awareness pertaining to the health and environment hazards of carbon emission has resulted in fostering the growth of the market worldwide. Moreover, the favorable policies and initiatives offered by various governments, particularly in the developed nations, to encourage green construction is further giving growth to the market.

Looking ahead, the market is forecast to experience a compound annual growth rate of 11.7% between 2018 and 2023.

 

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Boise Cascade selling mills to Woodgrain Millwork

Woodgrain Millwork maintains operations at 18 locations in the United States.

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Boise Cascade Company is selling its northeast Oregon lumber mills in Pilot Rock and La Grande and the particleboard operations in Island City to Woodgrain Millwork.

The transaction does not include Boise Cascade`s plywood mill or the powerhouse and log utilization center, based in Elgin, Ore.

Woodgrain is a manufacturer and supplier of moulding, door shop products, and window parts, headquartered in Idaho. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The sale to Woodgrain allows us to further focus on our veneer-based engineered wood products and plywood businesses,” said Mike Brown, senior vice president of operations, Boise Cascade Wood Products division. “Woodgrain is a family-owned company with a solid reputation in the industry. The products manufactured at these northeast Oregon facilities are a good fit with their business strategy.”

The deal is expected to close within 60 days, both companies said.

Woodgrain Millwork is based in Fruitland, Idaho and has operations at 18 locations around the United States in addition to a joint venture in Chile.

“Being a fully integrated company in each step of our supply chain has become one of our core strengths as a company,” said Kelly Dame, Woodgrain CEO. “Being able to grow the Woodgrain Lumber division is a key step in growing as a company. We are excited about the opportunity it offers.”

 

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