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April 24, 2012

MarJam Supply Co. has acquired a Lainhart & Potter, a 119-year-old Florida hardware and LBM dealer, with locations in West Palm and Juniper. These two locations will expand MarJam’s current Florida yards, which include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Wildwood.

March 19, 2012

KB Home is being sued by a group of homeowners in Cary, N.C., because it installed weather barriers behind fiber cement siding in some residential developments but not others, according to a case summary provided by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. 

A Business Court judge certified the lawsuit, describing the class as "all persons in the state of North Carolina who own a home that was constructed by KB Homes without a weather-restrictive barrier behind the exterior veneer of Hardiplank cement fiber lap siding."

March 9, 2012

Associated Materials, the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based distributor of exterior building products, has appointed Paul Morrisroe as senior VP, chief financial officer and secretary. He will replace CFO Stephen Graham.

January 26, 2012

Roofing manufacturer GAF has announced Timberline American Harvest Lifetime Shingles, featuring a stunning color palette, "inspired by the colors of the American Heartland." 

November 9, 2011

Siding 2011, organized by Principia, will kick off with a keynote speech on the future of the industry by Peter Dachowski, former CEO of Certainteed. 

In addition to the Dachowski presentation, the first day of Siding 2011 will include sessions on "Curb Appeal" and "Distribution Channel Dynamics." A panel discussion with builders and siding contractors will touch on several issues.

November 4, 2011

Allied Building Products Corp. has recently completed three acquisitions: Ivan Supply Co.; the Smyrna, Ga., branch of American Wholesale; and Pacific Source.

Philadelphia-based Ivan Supply Co. is a privately held, four-branch distributor of roofing and siding. It was founded in 1981 by Ivan Tancredi.

October 14, 2011

Chicago -- Decking vendors of all persuasions shared McCormick Place with suppliers of other remodeling materials as the Deck Expo and the Remodeling Show joined their events this year. Exterior siding and PVC/composite decking seemed to dominate the floor, although a large wood pavilion showcased cedar, redwood and pressure-treated lumber.

September 27, 2011

Power Home Remodeling Group, an East Coast-based provider of exterior home renovations, has expanded its operations to Marlborough, Mass., where it will continue to serve the greater Boston metropolitan area. Power has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 in 2012, the company said in a press release.

May 26, 2011

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.

February 10, 2011

Georgia Gulf Corp., an Atlanta-based public company, has announced the purchase of Exterior Portfolio by Crane, a siding manufacturer owned by the Crane Group, for approximately $72 million. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Exterior Portfolio is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of siding products with 2010 revenues of approximately $100 million.

January 11, 2011

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center compared moisture resistance among typical residential exteriors and found brick veneer provided the highest in moisture resistance and dryness.

December 22, 2010

Owens Corning has signed an agreement to sell its masonry division, which makes Owens Corning Cultured Stone exterior siding, to Boral Industries in a two-part transaction, the company announced. 

The building products supplier will sell a 50% stake in its masonry products unit to Boral Industries for $45 million at closing, and the unit will then be operated jointly until early 2014. At that time, Owens Corning will sell its remaining 50% stake for $45 million and may receive additional proceeds dependent upon 2013 financial performance. 

December 30, 2008

Georgia-Pacific will idle its plywood plant in Alabama next month until market conditions improve....

December 15, 2008

Two decking manufacturers have announced their intent to merge assets and product lines in a...

November 17, 2008

The East Rutherford, N.J., roofing distributor will take over two locations, in South Windsor and...

October 5, 2008

Pro dealer Augie Venezia, president of California-based Fairfax Lumber & Hardware, says the days of...

October 17, 2007

The Kansas City-based vinyl siding manufacturer will contribute products through 2008 to the charity that...

September 3, 2007

The $371 million sale included Owens Corning’s Norandex/Reynolds siding distribution business and three manufacturing facilities....

July 19, 2007

Owens Corning has agreed to sell its Siding Solutions business to Saint-Gobain, parent company of...

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