News and Notes

Sunday, Feb 9 2014
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) recently established the Insulation Institute to help educate building professionals on why fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are... Read more »
Sunday, Feb 9 2014
Folding door specialist LaCantina Doors has unveiled a new Builder’s Program that is designed to meet the needs of developers and production home builders. “We understand the needs and... Read more »
Sunday, Feb 9 2014
Mukwonago, Wis.-based Empire Level has launched a new consumer outreach program, Contractor Connect, that allows professionals to become “tool testers.” “We know levels but the people... Read more »
Tuesday, Nov 12 2013
Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Noritz America has developed a tankless water heater sizing calculator that makes it easier for contractors and consumers to select a unit. The “Find the Right... Read more »
Wednesday, Oct 30 2013
Ply Gem, the Cary, N.C.-based manufacturer of exterior building products, has launched an initiative to help find ideas for new materials, installation technologies and manufacturing processes. As... Read more »
Tuesday, Oct 22 2013
Benjamin Moore's Breath of Fresh Air (color number 806)
Montvale, N.J.-based Benjamin Moore recently announced that “Breath of Fresh Air” (color number 806) is the Color of the Year for 2014. The company, which also released its Color Trends... Read more »
Monday, Oct 7 2013
Andersen Corp. has agreed to purchase Oceanside, Calif.-based high-end specialty manufacturer Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows for an undisclosed amount. “Specialty doors are a growing... Read more »
Tuesday, Sep 24 2013
Whirlpool smart Duet laundry pair
Los Angeles-based KB Home, the nation’s fifth largest home builder, and Whirlpool Corp. have announced a new partnership to offer “smart” appliances to homebuyers at KB Home Design Studios in... Read more »
Wednesday, Sep 18 2013
Strong-Wall SB wood shearwall
After acquiring the TJ Shear Brace product line from Weyerhaeuser, Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie Co. has released its rebranded prefabricated Strong-Wall SB wood shearwall. The... Read more »
Tuesday, Sep 17 2013
E-commerce giant,, has launched a new home automation store that features more than a thousand different connected products – including lighting, home monitoring, security,... Read more »