Wurth Wood Group Strengthens and Expands the VISTA™ Distribution Network

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 29th, 2019 – Vista Railing Systems Inc., the market leader in exterior railing products that are both stylish & simple, is expanding its distribution network with the addition of Wurth Wood Product’s branches in Alabama and Tennessee.

“We are very passionate about partnering with Wurth Wood Group, previously under the very strongly recognized name of United Plywood and Lumber throughout Alabama and Tennessee”, said Erik Flick, VP of Business Development at Vista. “They have strong relationships in the marketplace and have been trusted by their dealers to provide quality products and service since 1944. We are very excited to be working with them to provide our premium railing products to their dealer network.

Wurth Wood Group, previously known as United Plywood and Lumber Inc., has serviced the building materials industry since 1944. Wurth has 6 branches across Alabama and Tennessee.

“We are excited to partner with Vista Railing for our Alabama and Tennessee branches”, said Rick Eversole, Regional VP of Sales for Wurth Wood Products. “We will have the Vista Aluminum Railing and the Vista Traditional Deck Railing Kits on the ground and ready for our customers to begin ordering by the first full week of August.

About Vista Railing Systems, Inc.

Since 1974, Vista Railing Systems Inc., has been a market leader in premium exterior railing systems. At Vista, we believe our railings create amazing spaces that inspire people to connect. Whether it is a backyard get together with friends, just the two of you sipping a fresh cup of coffee on an early morning, or a birthday party for your children, our railings create the perfect space. Through design-forward thinking that embraces simplicity, our stylish railings can be enjoyed with every home.

VISTA™ designs, engineers, tests and manufactures premium quality railings in aluminum, glass, mixed materials, and wood…all through the lens of style and simplicity. 

For any additional information, please contact Rob Mitchell, President & CEO, Vista Railing Systems Inc. Email: rob@vistarailings.com

CAMO® EdgeClip™ and EdgeXClip™ Approved for use by Deckorators® Composite Decking

Grand Rapids, MI — Deckorators, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, has approved CAMO’s EdgeClip™ and EdgeXClip™ fasteners for use with their grooved deck boards. CAMO Edge Screws are also on the Deckorators compatible fastener list, having previously been approved for use with their square profile deck boards. Manufactured by National Nail, these fastener systems were designed with contractor input to help them quickly and efficiently fasten deck boards and achieve a fastener-free surface.

“We are very pleased that Deckorators has approved our CAMO Edge deck fasteners and clips for use with their innovative Deckorators composite decking product lines,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO of National Nail. “We feel that contractors who use CAMO brands with Deckorators deck boards will benefit from the improved installation experience and lasting performance of these two industry-leading innovations.”

“At Deckorators, we pride ourselves in providing a great decking experience to our partners and that includes installation options,” said Chris Camfferman, Managing Director of Marketing, Deckorators. “We are therefore excited about adding CAMO EdgeClip and EdgeXClip to our list of compatible fasteners.”

CAMO’s new EdgeClip and EdgeXClip are engineered to reduce installation times, require no partial install and can fasten any type of grooved deck board including wood, capstock, or PVC. The EdgeClip is designed for 90-degree patterns and the EdgeXClip is designed for any angled decking pattern.  A Never-Miss™ Guide is included in every pail of clips which makes fastening even easier so grooved boards can be installed in half the time. Use the new CAMO® DRIVE™ stand-up tool with the clip guide for even faster installation.

For square deck boards, CAMO’s Edge Fastening System uses a hand guide tool to drive proprietary fasteners into the edge of the board and joist on both sides, creating a more stable deck board with no visible fasteners on the surface. The CAMO DRIVE also has an edge fastening attachment for faster installation as well.  To learn more about the CAMO EdgeClip and EdgeXClip, visit www.camofasteners.com/clips.

The approval for CAMO fasteners and clips can be found in the Deckorators Resource Guide:

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living. www.deckorators.com

About CAMO

CAMO exists to provide the best deck fastening installation experience. Bar None. Whether you install decks for a living, volunteer to help a buddy, or maybe just once in your lifetime, CAMO products are designed with you in mind; hard-working folks who take pride in their work, value their wallet, and respect brands who respect them. From fasteners, to fastening guides and tools, all CAMO products are engineered so your work looks good and performs as you expect it should.  

CAMO Deck Responsibly™.

For more information or to locate a dealer, visit camofasteners.com or call 1-800-968-6245.  Be sure to “Like” @camofasteners on Facebook and @camodeckfasteners on Instagram. Search CAMO Fasteners on YouTube to find our channel or check us out on Pinterest.

MOSO International BV’s Legal Challenge to Dasso’s U.S. Patent Denied

On November 2, 2018, MOSO filed a petition with the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), in which MOSO sought to invalidate Dasso’s U.S. Patent. In a stunning rebuke of MOSO’s claim challenges to Dasso’s ‘578 Patent, a lengthy Final Decision was entered on May 13, 2019, which concluded as follows: “ORDERED that the Petition is denied as to all challenged claims of the ‘578 patent and no trial is instituted.”    

MOSO’s strategic attempt to invalidate Dasso’s U.S. patent failed spectacularly. Rather than prevailing, MOSO’s patent challenge and the PTAB Final Decision only strengthened Dasso’s ‘578 Patent, including the pending claims against MOSO in a Delaware patent infringement case.    

Dasso is satisfied with the PTAB patent judges’ Final Decision to deny MOSO’s attempt to invalidate its ‘578 patent. Here are some key events leading to the PTAB Final Decision:    

• 11/2/2017 – Dasso files Federal lawsuit against MOSO for unlawful infringement of Dasso’s ‘578 patent. 

• 11/2/2018 – MOSO files a petition with PTAB to invalidate Dasso’s ‘578 patent by claiming Dasso’s patented process is unpatentable.   

• 5/13/2019 – PTAB judges deny all claims by MOSO challenging the validity and patentability of Dasso’s ‘578 U.S. patent.      

View the PTAB Final Decision  

https://dassoxtr.com/uploads/docs/P23-Decision-Denying-Institution.pdf

Contact:

6060 Boat Rock Blvd SW, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30336 Toll Free: +1.877.394.8574   Phone: 1.404.691.6872   Fax: 1.404.691.6870

DassoXTR.com

MoistureShield Partners with Cardinal Building Products to Distribute Composite Decking & Railing in the Mid-Atlantic Region

ATLANTA, June 18, 2019 – MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG and a manufacturer of innovative composite decking & railing, has partnered with Cardinal Building Products, a leader in building products distribution with vast expertise in decking and alternative exterior products. Headquartered in Leola, PA, Cardinal will carry the full line of MoistureShield state-of-the-art composite products designed to replace traditional decking materials.

A family business since 1992, Cardinal Building Products has close to 1 million sq. ft. of decking at its Leola, PA, facility.  Through the Leola branch location, Cardinal Building Products will supply MoistureShield to lumberyards throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“We have extensive experience in decking and recognize how nicely MoistureShield’s innovative product lines fit into our product selection,” said Rick Hess, General Manager of Cardinal Building Products. “MoistureShield demonstrates the kind of technology our customers are looking for to best meet their customer’s needs and stand out in the decking marketplace.”

The MoistureShield product line features Vision® capped composite decking with a modern, variegated appearance and the exclusive DiamondDefense capped surface. MoistureShield also features its unique CoolDeck technology, for select products, which reduces deck board surface temperatures by up to 35%. Other products include Infuse® decking, a realistic wood-grain finish and ability to withstand total submersion in water; and Vantage®, an uncapped composite with the workability of wood. All MoistureShield decking features the Solid Core Difference™ for advanced strength and moisture resistance. 

“We are excited to partner with Cardinal Building Products to help grow our deck offerings in the Mid-Atlantic,” said Todd Braun, Vice President of Sales for MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG. “Cardinal is strategically positioned to help us continue to expand our offerings in this region, and they have the decking knowledge to help grow the brand.”

MoistureShield composite decking and railing is manufactured from 95 percent recycled content and can be installed directly on the ground, in the ground or under water. The line is backed by an industry-leading warranty against decay, rot and termite damage.  Learn more at www.MoistureShield.com.

About Oldcastle APG

Oldcastle APG, North America’s largest manufacturer of Outdoor Living Products, is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group with operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG, proudly manufactures composite deck boards and related products serving a range of retail and distribution customers across North America and several international markets. The development of new technologies and patents has enabled MoistureShield to manufacture superior composite products from recycled wood fiber and recycled polyethylene plastic.

About Cardinal Building Products:

Cardinal Building Products is the premier choice for Mid-Atlantic specialty building product needs. The company has nearly one million square feet of vinyl, composite and polyethylene decking on site, and also offers vinyl and aluminum railing to complete any residential or commercial deck.  They can easily deliver truckloads or skid lots of material to your store or commercial job site. https://www.cardinalbuildingproducts.com

AZEK BUILDING PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH GREAT SOUTHERN WOOD PRESERVING IN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA

Chicago, Ill., May 17, 2019 – AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor building materials, is excited to announced two new distribution centers, further developing its long-standing relationship with Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. The Alabama-based company will now offer full lines of TimberTech®and AZEK®Exteriors’ products at both its Rocky Mount, Virginia and Hagerstown, Maryland locations. 

“We are excited that our relationship with AZEK continues to grow and, along with it, our distribution footprint,” said Jimmy Rane, CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated. “We believe that AZEK has the best product offerings and customer service in their industry, which ultimately gives homeowners, contractors, builders, dealers and architects outstanding solutions for their outdoor trim, decking, and railing needs.”

With the addition of these two facilities, AZEK Building Products and Great Southern now partner at 12 distribution centers across the United States. 

“We welcome the collaboration with Great Southern and look forward to developing our dealer network together in the Lower Mid-Atlantic market,” said Joe Ochoa, President of AZEK Building Products. “This strategic partnership will help accelerate growth in a market that is very important to us. We look forward to expanded visibility of our decking, railing and trim products in these areas.” 

With the industry’s widest selection of premium, capped composite and capped polymer decking colors and styles, AZEK Building Products is dedicated to manufacturing the most inspiring, sustainable and long-lasting outdoor building materials in the marketplace. For more information on AZEK Building Products, visit TimberTech.com and AZEKexteriors.com.

Great Southern Wood Preserving provides dealers with a broad range of traditional and alternative decking products, as well as additional treatment options, serving all user segments.

For more information on Great Southern Wood Preserving, visit www.yellawood.com

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About AZEK® Building Products

AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK Company, manufactures home building materials under two divisions: TimberTech® and AZEK® Exteriors. TimberTech offers a premium portfolio of capped polymer and capped composite decking – as well as railing, porch, lighting and paver products – while AZEK Exteriors manufactures distinctly unique trim and moulding. Together the brands present homeowners, builders, architects, dealers and contractors with a comprehensive suite of first-rate products that are long lasting, sustainable alternatives to wood. AZEK is headquartered in Chicago, IL (with plants in OH and PA) and also owns business operations of Minneapolis-based Ultralox railing systems. For more information visit AZEKCo.com or call 1-877-275-2935.

About Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated:

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Holdings, Inc. The company is headquartered in Abbeville, AL. It and its subsidiaries have plants located in Mobile and Muscle Shoals, AL; Brookhaven, MS; Glenwood, AR; Columbus, TX;  Buckner, MO; Conyers and Jesup, GA; Mansura, LA; Bushnell, FL; Rocky Mount, VA; Hagerstown, MD; and Fombell, PA. For information, please call 334-585-2291 or visit www.yellawood.com. 

Tyler Rabel
Two by Four
312-445-4728
trabel@twoxfour.com


NADRA Provides Deck Safety Marketing Resources to Help the Industry Boost Business this Spring

Contact: Michael Beaudry
Phone: 215-679-4884
Email: Info@NADRA.org

In honor of Deck Safety Month®, the North American Decking and Railing Association reminds professionals to take advantage of exclusive Deck Safety Marketing Resources along with press release templates, graphics, ads, social media content, flyers, and more.

Quakertown, PA  (May 1st, 2019) – With more than 50 million decks in the U.S., it is estimated that 25 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired. This means big business opportunities for deck builders, remodelers, inspectors and contractors to promote deck inspections, ensuring homeowner safety while simultaneously building their own brand. The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) offers industry professionals and inspectors a breadth of resources, including a comprehensive toolkit, marketing materials, and inspection checklists.

“May is Deck Safety Month®-along with prime outdoor living season-and that presents a perfect chance for savvy pros to market their business,” says NADRA executive vice president Michael Beaudry. “NADRA has created an array of tools to help you take advantage of this marketing opportunity. Whatever you do-even if it means simply rechecking your own deck-be sure to pay special attention to deck safety”

NADRA offers the following resources for building professionals & inspector members to leverage during Deck Safety Month® and throughout the year, including:

  • Deck Safety Month® Toolkit. This NADRA-member benefits include:
    • Deck Safety Month® Logo
    • Check Your Deck® Logo
    • 2019 Deck Safety Ambassador Logo (for official ambassadors only) learn more here about the ambassador program
    • 10-point consumer checklist
    • Link to online deck inspection form
    • Social media content for your use
    • Customizable press release templates
    • Customizable flyer all about deck safety
    • Customizable social media, infographics, and web graphics
    • Tips and guidelines to make the most out of Deck Safety Month®
  • Deck Evaluation Form: A step-by-step guide to evaluating the integrity of the deck structure, stairs, surface, and railings. A downloadable form and online form (BETA) are available to members and non-members.
  • Certified inspector program: NADRA has partnered with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) to create the NADRA Deck Inspection Certification Course, an ASHI-approved continuing education program. Having certification can not only improve a contractor’s skill-set, but make them more marketable to consumers.
  • Deck Safety Ambassadors: Help spread the word about deck safety by becoming a Deck Safety Ambassador. Sponsors gain access to an exclusive Ambassador logo and marketing benefits to further promote their businesses.
  • Homeowner resources: Builders can download the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist to pass along to customers. Though not a replacement for a professional deck inspection, the checklist can assist homeowners and provide reference during other times of the year.

“Communicating safe decking standards remains a top priority for NADRA,” Beaudry says. “We continue to focus our efforts on educating both pros and consumers on proper deck installation practices as well as on consistent deck inspections. At the same time, we know that deck safety offers professionals in the industry a great opportunity to market their business, so we’ve provided all of the tools to help them do just that.”

Visit NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety resources for industry  professionals. *You must be a current NADRA member to access the “toolkit”. Join NADRA today.

About NADRA:

The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, and manufacturers alike. NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers. www.NADRA.org

© Copyright 2019 North American Deck and Railing Association. All rights reserved.

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May is Deck Safety Month®

Contact: Michael Beaudry
Phone: 215-679-4884
Email: Info@NADRA.org

Love Spending Time Outdoors? NADRA Encourages you to Check Your Deck®

During Deck Safety Month® and throughout the year, homeowners can take advantage of resources and tools from the North American Decking and Railing Association to ensure the security and longevity of their decks.

Quakertown, PA –  (April 30th, 2019) –  May is Deck Safety Month ® , the perfect time for homeowners to ensure their decks are in top condition for the season ahead. The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) invites consumers to Check Your Deck ®  using resources such as the 10-Point Consumer Checklist.

With more than 50 million decks in the U.S., it is estimated that 25 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired. “It’s crucial for homeowners to verify the integrity of their deck to ensure user safety as well as help extend the deck’s life-span, improve appearance, and increase livability,” says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. “We’re proud to offer an array of tools to help consumers check their decks as well as connect with building professionals with the know-how to identify and remedy potential problems.”

Consumers can visit NADRA.org to take advantage of resources to Check Your Deck ® , including:

10-Point Checklist: Homeowners can download the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist , a step-by-step guide to visually inspecting the deck for safety concerns such as corroding fasteners, decaying materials, loose railings, inadequate lighting, and more. Though not a replacement for a professional deck inspection, the checklist is a helpful tool to assist homeowners.

Find an Inspector: NADRA and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) offer building professionals the NADRA Deck Inspection Certification Course, which certifies the recipient has undergone training specific to conducting proper, thorough deck inspections. Consumers can search for a certified inspector in their area by browsing the Inspectors Directory here.

Find a Builder: NADRA deck builders adhere to a strict code of ethics and are required to submit proof of licensing and insurance as required by their state. Homeowners can search for qualified deck builders at www.NADRA.org.

Visit NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® resources.

About NADRA:

The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, and manufacturers alike. NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers. www.NADRA.org

© Copyright 2019 North American Deck and Railing Association. All rights reserved.

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VISTA RAILING SYSTEMS, INC. ADDS MAJOR DISTRIBUTOR IN TACOMA, WA

Capital Lumber Strengthens and Expands the VISTA™ Distribution Network

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 29th, 2019 – Vista Railing Systems Inc., the market leader in exterior railing products that are both stylish & simple, is expanding its distribution network with the addition of Capital Lumber’s Tacoma, WA branch. This relationship represents significant growth potential for each company in a significant railing market.

“Capital Lumber is a very well-known and respected distributor”, said Erik Flick, VP of Business Development, Vista Railing Systems Inc. “They have strong relationships in the marketplace and have been trusted by their dealers to provide products and service since 1948. We are very excited to be working with them to provide our premium quality aluminum, cable, glass and wood railing products to their dealer network. With both the Woodburn, OR and Tacoma, WA branches now on board, our products can be purchased throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.”

Founded in 1948, Capital is a privately held Arizona Corporation, with eight regional distribution facilities geographically focused in the West that offers sales, market development, inventory management and distribution services within the building materials industry.  The company’s aim is to be responsive to the unique needs of manufacturers and dealers, deliver customized solutions and assist in market demand.

“We are excited to partner with Vista Railing. Our commitment to offering quality products while meeting the customized needs of our customers is a priority”, said Matt Yates, Branch Manager for Capital in Tacoma. “We have premium railing products that are ideal for our customers. Product is in stock, in our warehouse and readily available for the market. We look forward to a long-term, successful relationship with Vista.”

About Vista Railing Systems, Inc.

Since 1974, Vista Railing Systems Inc., has been a market leader in premium exterior railing systems. At Vista, we believe our railings create amazing spaces that inspire people to connect. Whether it is a backyard get together with friends, just the two of you sipping a fresh cup of coffee on an early morning, or a birthday party for your children, our railings create the perfect space. Through design-forward thinking that embraces simplicity, our stylish railings can be enjoyed with every home.

VISTA™ designs, engineers, tests and manufactures premium quality railings in aluminum, glass, mixed materials, and wood…all through the lens of style and simplicity.

For any additional information, please contact Rob Mitchell, President & CEO, Vista Railing Systems Inc. Email: rob@vistarailings.com

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Atlantis Rail’s new lighting option

The Micro Star™ LED Light Bar Illuminates Atlantis Rail’s Cable Railing Systems

Contact:Carey Hicks
Telephone:(508) 732-1025
Email:carey@atlantisrail.com
Website: www.atlantisrail.com

Plymouth, MA, April 11, 2019– Atlantis Rail has expanded their line of Micro Star™ LED lights to include an LED light bar.  This product fits neatly under a flat handrail and is compatible with Atlantis Rail’s railing systems, including the Spectrum and NOVA II cable railing systems.  The Micro Star™ LED Light Bar is both a functional and creative lighting alternative with a variety of interior or exterior lighting applications.

The Micro Star™ LED Light Bar features a flexible LED light strip of natural white LED lights set into a powder-coated aluminum channel with a clear plastic lens. It is ideal for mounting to the underside of flat handrails for surface illumination. The light bar is available in lengths of 18”, 30” and 42” and with channel color options of black, bronze, metallic silver and white. Each kit comes with the lens, LED strip, aluminum channel and fasteners. Male/female screw connectors make installation quick and easy. The LED light bar is compatible with Atlantis Rail’s Micro Star™ wiring harnesses and transformers.

Atlantis Rail’ new Micro Star™ LED Light Bar

Atlantis Rail Systems manufactures cable railings, glass railings and railing accessories through a network of value-added distributors and dealers located throughout the United States and internationally.  Please contact an Atlantis Rail Sales Representative to find a dealer near you or visit the Dealer Locator on the Atlantis Rail website. To learn more about Atlantis Rail’s line of railing systems and accessories, please visit www.atlantisrail.com or call (508) 732-9191.

Atlantis Rail Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium stainless steel and aluminum cable and glass railing systems.  Their prefabricated, modular railing systems are designed for assembly using a collection of patented railing fittings and components to allow for easy installation at a low cost.  Their systems are ideal for commercial and residential, indoor and outdoor applications.

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Perma-Column® deck posts awarded ICC certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 
Mark A. Stover, Perma-Column LLC
PHONE: (260) 622-7190
EMAIL: Mark.Stover@permacolumn.com

OSSIAN, Indiana — February 25, 2019 – Perma-Column LLC today announced that its signature line of deck posts has been certified by the International Code Council as complying with international building codes. Certification from ICC, the authority on building code compliance, means builders can more quickly attain approvals and permits while customers gain a greater trust in Perma-Column® deck posts.

Indiana-based Perma-Column developed its patented design to address the industrywide problem of rotting wood posts in foundation systems. Wood is elevated out of the ground via a steel bracket atop a precast concrete foundational pier. The design benefits builders by eliminating the hassles of pouring concrete on the job site, making deck construction quicker and more efficient. Perma-Column® deck posts, which are guaranteed for life, are three times stronger than standard concrete, providing a permanent solution for long-lasting decks.

“This certification confirms our efforts to provide the highest-quality product to the deck builder,” says Mark A. Stover, Perma-Column president. “Obtaining an ICC certificate of compliance is not easy. A manufacturer must be willing and able to invest significant time and resources during the approval process. This is the best way to ensure the quality of our product and shows how dedicated we are to being an industry leader. Builders can work with the confidence that our deck products will meet national and international code requirements.”

Find more information about Perma-Column® deck posts and the complete ICC Evaluation Service certification report at www.permacolumn.com/products/deck-posts.

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