ENVISION® DECKING CRAFTED IN THE USA; BUILDING A LEGACY OF BEAUTIFYING AMERICA

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Contact:  Ron Cook
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ENVISION® DECKING CRAFTED IN THE USA;

BUILDING A LEGACY OF BEAUTIFYING AMERICA

ORLANDO, FLORIDA  January 9, 2018  TAMKO Building Products, Inc.’s Envision® decking is made in the heartland of the USA.  For the past nearly two decades, TAMKO has been producing composite decking at its Midwestern facility in Lamar, Missouri.

“Our Envision decking product is uniquely beautiful and proudly made by our hardworking employees, right here in the USA,” said TAMKO’s Executive Vice President Tim Whelan.

Even American musical artist Darryl Worley, well known for his numerous hit songs, including his latest single, “Lonely Alone”, and those that reached number one on the Country music charts, “I Miss My Friend”, “Have You Forgotten” (a 9/11 tribute ballad) and “Awful, Beautiful Life”, recently chose Envision® to beautify his home in Tennessee.

“I enjoy relaxing outdoors and taking in the view from my back deck,” said Worley. “I chose Envision decking because I wanted a good-looking, low-maintenance product that would give me more time to enjoy those relaxing moments with my family. The fact that it’s an American made product is important to me.”

According to the Alliance for American Manufacturing, “Buying American-made is the most direct way anyone can support American manufacturing and manufacturing jobs”.1

“TAMKO is an American company all the way – heart and soul,” said Whelan. “We’ve been making building products in the USA for more than 70 years. Our company story is one of American entrepreneurialism at its finest.”

Founded in 1944, TAMKO remains headquartered in Joplin, Missouri – where it began. The company now operates multiple manufacturing and warehouse facilities across the USA while remaining wholly owned and operated by its third generation of the founding family’s leadership.

Since entering the composite decking market in 1999, TAMKO’s significant manufacturing experience, dedication to teamwork and unparalleled obsession with quality has made Envision® decking one of the most recognizable brands in the American decking market.

To learn more about this American crafted product, visit TAMKO’s Envision® booth # W3101, January 9-11, at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida or go to EnvisionDecking.com to find out where to locate Envision® near you.

Click here to download a photo of Darryl Worley on his Envision deck. 

About TAMKO® Composite Lumber

From decking to railing, TAMKO’s composite lumber offerings provide homeowners with exceptional options to create a beautiful outdoor space where beautiful things happen. These offerings include Envision Distinction®, Envision Inspiration®, Envision Expression®, EverGrain®, Marquee Railing® and TAM- RAIL®. For more information, visit our website at www.EnvisionDecking.com. 

Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym.  The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944.  TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states. 

1Source: http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/issues/issue/made-in-america

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FEENEY, INC. TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NADRA DECK COMPETITION

FEENEY, INC. TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NADRA DECK COMPETITION FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Cable railing provider takes home top honors in manufacturer category

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Feeney, Inc. has been awarded first place in the Manufacturer Project category of the 2017 National Deck Competition. Feeney won for its deck railing on a Connecticut home designed to emulate the look of a boat. The awards, which are hosted each year by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), were presented last month at the 2017 Remodeling Show/Deck Expo held in Nashville.

“NADRA is proud to have Feeney as part of its membership roster. The winning project sets the bar high in creativity through the unique and distinctive architectural design, which incorporates multi-level decks throughout the home,” said Mike Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA.

The “Boat House”, which overlooks the Niantic River in Waterford, Connecticut, utilized Feeney’s DesignRail® aluminum railing with stainless steel CableRail infill for the deck railings, highlighted with Feeney LED Rail Lighting under the top rail. An ipe wood top rail was used to create a more authentic boat look while also matching the decking for a seamless appearance. Feeney worked very closely with the general contractor, Jonathan Laschever of Laschever Building Company LLC, and others to create a railing solution that accentuated the unconventional shape of the home, including the curved bow at the top – one of the standouts of the design.

“The Boat House project was truly a work of art created by the home’s owner and Jonathan Laschever, and Feeney was honored to be involved,” said Andrew Penny, vice president of marketing and advertising, Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems. “We regularly receive photos of decks featuring our DesignRail® and CableRail railing products, and it is exciting to see the beautiful and creative spaces in which the railings are used. We are proud to be recognized by NADRA with such an important award.”

Prizes are awarded in a number of different categories, such as Wood Decks under $25,000, Porches, Illumination and Manufacturer Projects, to name a few.

Projects were judged on the following criteria:

Use of Space / Functionality

Creativity / Innovation

Evidence of Craftsmanship / Degree of Difficulty

Overall Visual Appeal

The panel of judges included: Katy Tomasula, “Content Builder”; Andrew Clements of BrightClaim WarrantyLink Solutions; Patrick Adams, publisher of Deck Specialist, Merchant, Building Products Digest and building-products.com; Andrew Wormer, editor of Professional Deck Builder; Victor G. Faggella of Centurion Home Inspections, Inc.; and Corban Quigg of NTA, Inc.

All entries were judged anonymously, and no identifying information could be included in the project photos. The contest was open to current NADRA members, and submitted deck projects had to be completed during 2017.
For more information about Feeney, visit the company’s website at www.feeneyinc.com.

 

About Feeney

Feeney, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality architectural products that enhance the spaces where people live, work and play. Feeney residential and commercial construction products for exterior or interior applications include CableRail stainless steel cable assemblies, Quick-Connect® auto-locking cable fittings, DesignRail® aluminum railing systems with optional LED lighting, Sta-Lok® stainless steel rods, and the Trellis Collection of garden trellises. Since 1948, Oakland, California-based Feeney has been committed to providing construction professionals and DIY homeowners with innovative, easy-touse products and unsurpassed service. For more information or the location of a dealer near you, please visit www.feeneyinc.com.

About NADRA

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is a not-for-profit trade association made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry. NADRA emphasizes safe building practices and deck safety. For information, visit www.NADRA.org.

About Jonathan Laschever

Jonathan Laschever is owner of Laschever Building Company LLC, a custom home builder based in West Simsbury, Connecticut that specializes in designing and building homes on difficult sites. Laschever has more than 39 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, as a carpenter, project manager, new home builder, home improvement contractor and remodeler and restorer of historic homes.

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Thank you Platinum Sponsors: The Deck Store

Our Mission: The Deck Store is committed to providing our online and retail customers with top quality products at competitive prices. Armed with decades of experience in the deck industry and an expansive, updated product catalog, we have the expertise to help you find what you need for your deck or outdoor living space.

Our Physical Store: The Deck Store is based in Apple Valley, MN, where we operate a retail store, large warehouse and offices. We have a solid foundation in our local community, and have been featured in local papers, magazines and on TV. We pride ourselves on providing high quality deck building products and supplies – along with knowledgeable advice and instruction – to homeowners and contractors alike. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by our showroom, which is one of the largest in the Midwest, to see our products, and chat with our friendly staff in person.

Our Online Store: In 2009, we decided to make our product offerings and knowledge available to homeowners and building pros nationwide. TheDeckStoreOnline.com has served thousands of customers, delivering the same high quality products that local customers have come to count on.

Our Founder: Bob Heidenreich is the founder and owner of The Deck Store. With over 40 years of experience building and selling award-winning decks, Bob has earned a reputation as a skilled deck designer and construction craftsman. As a nationally recognized industry expert, Bob also writes a monthly column in the LBM Journal, the leading magazine serving residential construction supply pros. The column provides thoughtful business insights and construction management tips focused on decking and outdoor projects. During Bob’s career, he has created custom deck displays and educated attendees at the International Builders Show in Tokyo, Japan, the International Builders Show held in Las Vegas and Orlando. Bob has designed and built some of these show’s largest deck displays. In short, Bob knows decks!

To Our Friends at NADRA: We at The Deck Store would like to invite all our friends and NADRA members to experience what TheDeckStoreOnline.com has to offer with this special PROMO CODE: http://www.thedeckstoreonline.com/welcome-nadra-members

We are proud to support NADRA and it’s members!

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Message From Our Founder: “Everyone at The Deck Store is committed to making sure our online customers – wherever they are – get the same treatment as our local customers. Thank you for trusting us to help you get the right materials for your project!” — Bob Heidenreich, Owner, The Deck Store

WOLF INTRODUCES WOLF OUTDOOR LIGHTING

N E W S   R E L E A S E
DATE:  August 2, 2017
CONTACT:  Jim Groff, 717.852.4842
jcgroff@wolfhomeproducts.com
www.wolfhomeproducts.com

WOLF HOME PRODUCTS INTRODUCES WOLF OUTDOOR LIGHTING

New deck and rail accents add style and simplicity to outdoor spaces

(YORK, Pa.) — Wolf Home Products today announced the launch of Wolf Outdoor Lighting, a series of easy-to-install deck and rail accent products that are available now in all of Wolf’s building products service areas. Wolf is a leading provider of building products and one of largest suppliers of kitchen and bath cabinets in the U.S.

Wolf Outdoor Lighting adds beauty and ambiance to any decking or railing layout with a simple “plug-and-play” assembly. This assembly, plus a single low-voltage power supply, enables homeowners to create a variety of configurations without the need for wire cutting, electricians, or permits. With LEDs rated for 50,000 hours, dusk-to-dawn light sensors, and remote dimmer switches, Wolf Outdoor Lighting is energy efficient as well as attractive.

 Wolf Outdoor Lighting products are compatible with all Wolf Rail and Westbury Rail products and include stair and side lights, under-rail lights, strip lights, post cap lights, as well as all wiring harnesses and connections. Other key features of Wolf Outdoor Lighting include:

  • Three options for post cap sizes (2”, 2.5”, 4”)
  • Available in three colors: white, black, and textured black
  • Most products available via Quick Ship delivery
  • Five-year warranty

By adding Wolf Outdoor Lighting, Wolf has further expanded the range of selection and accents that independent dealers can offer their customers. The company has launched Wolf-branded decking, railing, cabinets and trim — all successful, made-in-America product lines introduced in the past six years and available exclusively through 3,000+ independent dealers.

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About Wolf    Wolf Home Products supplies kitchen and bath, outdoor living and building products using its innovative business model. With more than 170 years of experience and a vast inventory of high-quality products, Wolf strives to accurately deliver orders in a fraction of the time to ensure unparalleled satisfaction and value. For more information, go to wolfhomeproducts.com.

Custom-Made, Prefabricated Railing Systems by AGS

Each year, in coordination with the International Builders Show (IBS), The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) sponsors The New American Home (TNAH). TNAH is a collection of ideas for the industry to take away demonstrating construction technology, design concepts, sustainable materials, energy efficiency, healthy home features and “housing performance” that can be replicated — in whole or in part — in housing built any place and in any price range.

AGS Stainless was proud to have been selected to participate in this amazing project.  Located in the very prestigious Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, a short drive to both the Orlando Convention Center and the Orlando International Airport. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a Tavistock Development and home to many International golf celebrities currently on the PGA tour.

Styled as “Pod Living”, so unused rooms can be closed off when not in use, this “Net Zero”, 11,000 square foot home is designed for comfortable living, both indoors and out. AGS Stainless was asked to design and then prefabricate the custom-made stainless rails which grace the homes upper and lower outdoor living spaces. To learn how prefabricated, custom rails by AGS Stainless can help to differentiate your next project go here: (https://vimeo.com/218488973)

Learn more about AGS Stainless Here: AGSStainless.com

 

dasso Breaks Ground on Bamboo Manufacturing Facility

June 23, 2017 – ATLANTA – dasso USA, Atlanta, GA., announces the groundbreaking of dasso’s new state of the art factory at a ceremony in JiangOu City, Fujian Province, China. Slated to be completed before July 2018, the facility will cover one million sq. ft. across 36 acres.

“The opening of this new factory gives us the ability to expand our operations in the area of exterior use composite bamboo and to fulfill the ever growing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products,” said dasso CEO.

The new plant has a capacity of 20 M sq. ft. of the new .XTR eco-composite bamboo for exterior use, creating more than 400 new factory jobs to fill its growing operational needs. Additional factory production will be used to support increasing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products.

dasso USA, is the exclusive sales and marketing arm for dasso in the U.S. and Canada and has a warehouse facility in Atlanta, GA.

Another plant is in the works for the production of dasso decking, siding, planks and other high-quality bamboo products.


About the dasso Group

Founded in 1993, the dasso Group is the world leader in the development and production of innovative bamboo products. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, today the dasso Group has 10 manufacturing facilities and over 1,000 employees, in addition to owning more than 2,700 acres of productive, sustainable bamboo forest in China.

Duradek Announces ‘Duradek Donates a Deck’

Duradek Announces their ‘Duradek Donates a Deck’ Program for a local Lower Mainland Family

Surrey, BC, June 12, 2017: Duradek™, the original vinyl decking since 1974 is proud to announce a ‘Duradek Donates a Deck’ program for a family in need in Greater Vancouver / Fraser Valley, BC.

Duradek Canada Ltd. has considered the numerous families that may be struggling in the very expensive Vancouver housing market and we want to give back to the community that has been supporting our local company for over 43 years. To do so, we’d like to do what we do best – provide a really great low-maintenance waterproof deck.

 

The team at Duradek is stepping up to help one special family in need with a deck renovation. Duradek will provide the selected applicant with:

–       Duradek waterproof vinyl decking

–       Durarail powder coated aluminum railings

–       installation of both vinyl decking and railing.

 

Applications will be accepted from now until August 15th, 2017.  (Download Application Here).

 

Selected applicant will be chosen by Duradek from all submissions received and will be announced on August 30th, 2017.

 

Duradek Canada is a local, family owned and operated business that cares about community, family and a safe and happy quality of life.

 

Operations Manager, Jennifer Ogilvie Brackett said, “This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. We’ve always been proud to support our community and if we can make a difference for at least one family in need of a little help, it will make us feel great. If at the same time we can raise awareness on the importance of deck waterproofing for safety, then we are motivated in our mission to keep decks a safe place for families all over the world to enjoy for decades.”

 

Following the North America Deck & Railing Association’s Deck Safety Month in May, Duradek thought about the estimated 40 million decks over 20 years old in North America. If only 1% of those are unsafe, that’s 40,000 potentially unsafe decks. (See NADRA’s Deck Safety Checklist)

 

Unlike other areas of a home, deck maintenance is not optional. It is an often overlooked, but necessary task to ensure safety. If a wood deck has not been regularly maintained for waterproofing and the moisture penetrates the wood, wood rot and deterioration is inevitable. This can lead to structural vulnerabilities hidden below the surface.

 

Having a beautiful deck to spend time on gives families a place to gather to create their special memories they pass along for generations. From simple barbeques to home weddings, a deck is shared by families as much as any other room of the home. Duradek will help at least one family enjoy the gift of a new deck that will be waterproof protected for many years.

 

If you would like to nominate a family in need of a little help with their deck, download our application form and submit your application with photos to duradek@duradek.com by August 15th.

 

AZEK® Building Products Unveils App Update

Press Contact:

Lauren Kaminski

No Limit Agency

312-526-3996

lauren@nolimitagency.com

 

AZEK® Building Products Unveils App Update Designed to Bring Dream Decks to Life

Enhanced Features Build on the Success of the AZEK Deck Designer and Previous Brand Apps

 

SKOKIE, IL— For more than 30 years, AZEK® Building Products has been an innovative leader in designing and providing premium decking products. And now, the brand is bringing the latest in deck design technology directly to contractors and consumers with a new app update.

 

AZEK’s updated app combines its signature user-friendly experience with the success of its recently launched Deck Designer. Updated to give customers the opportunity to bring their dream outdoor living spaces to life, the new app makes it easy to lay out unique, 3D designs using 140-plus product options that include premium AZEK and TimberTech decking, railing, lighting and accessories. When those custom designs are complete, consumers can then download a list of materials that they’ll need during the construction process. The app also helps locate local contractors and dealers.

 

“The AZEK app has been a huge hit since its debut on iOS in 2014. That’s why we’re excited to incorporate many of its features into this new update to make it easier for people to create and save deck designs on the go,” said Julia Fitzgerald, CMO of AZEK Building Products. “Contractors and customers alike love seeing how they can visualize their AZEK Deck and Rail design in the backyard, and the Augmented Reality mode features new markerless technology that’s available in both life-size and dollhouse versions.”

AZEK’s updated app adds a long list of new features and benefits, including a mirrored experience of the web Deck Designer that allows consumers to create virtual deck designs on the AZEK website and a Snapshot Mode that allows consumers to upload or snap a photo of their own outdoor space before attaching their virtual deck to the image. The app also comes with template decks to help customers get their designs started, as well as customized collections of user saved deck designs.

 

“Since the launch of our Deck Designer in January, we have received consistent feedback that people love visualizing their dream decks before investing in them. There are even templates that help guide creativity for homeowners who need a little inspiration.” Fitzgerald said. “Ultimately, bringing AZEK’s innovative programs together in this update will make virtually designing and saving dream deck images easier than ever before.”

 

About AZEK® Building Products:

AZEK Building Products is a leader in the development of premium, low maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, its product lines span AZEK Trim, Deck, Rail, Moulding, Porch and Pavers as well as capped wood composite Decking and Railing under the TimberTech brand. Both brands, synonymous with quality, style and innovation, are made in America and lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com or call 1-877-ASK AZEK.

Enhanced Hidden Deck-Fastening System

Simpson Strong-Tie has redesigned the award-winning EB-TY® hidden deck fasteners for premium wood decking in both residential and commercial applications. The new EB-TY® Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System™ provides professional builders and do-it-yourselfers a unique method of fastening deck boards that leaves the fasteners virtually invisible.[JM1]

“With the warmer weather, deck building is ramping up. The new EB-TY Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System produces not only a more visually appealing deck surface, but one that’s extremely strong and durable,” said Scott Park, Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager.

EB-TY® Premium™ is the ideal fastening solution for ensuring structural durability without detracting from the beauty of a deck’s finished appearance, especially when working with high-end decking materials such as exotic hardwood, cedar and redwood. The biscuit-shaped fastener installs inside a slot cut in the narrow side of the deck boards, and is reinforced with a stainless-steel plate for enhanced holding power. The steel plate also prevents over-driving of the screw, and has angled screw holes that guarantee a direct connection of the decking to the joist. Along with this added strength, the fasteners also maintain the necessary flexibility to accommodate seasonal contraction and expansion of the deck boards. Combining this innovative design with the EB-GUIDE predrilling guide creates a system that not only has hidden strength, but is also precise and easy to install.

Each EB-TY Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System kit includes:

  • EB-TY Premium biscuits
  • EB-GUIDE predrilling guide
  • Type 305 or Type 316 #7 stainless-steel trim-head screws with black-painted heads
  • One-eighth-inch (1/8″) impact driver–ready, quick-release drill bit
  • T-15 6-lobe quick-release driver bit
  • Ipê wood plugs

For detailed product information, including a step-by-step installation guide, visit strongtie.com/ebtypremium.

CPG International Announces Prices Increase on Products

CPG International Announces Prices Increase on Residential Products

CPG International, manufacturer of AZEK and TimberTech branded building products has announced that it will initiate pricing increases on many of its products.  AZEK trim and molding, along with most AZEK brand decking collections, will see an increase of 7%.  Prices for capped wood composite decking products under the TimberTech brand will increase from 3-5%, depending on the collection.  The price increase will have an effective date to AZEK and TimberTech distributors for orders placed on or after June 22, 2017 for shipments completed before August 22, 2017.

The company expects that by setting the August 22nd extended the deadline for shipments on orders placed before June 22nd, most retailers and contractors should be able to get through the height of the deck-building season and into the late summer or fall without being impacted by the increased prices.  But, the key for distributors, contractors and dealers is to plan ahead and get orders placed before that June order deadline.

In a statement, the company noted that the industry has experienced significant increases in key raw materials and other direct production inputs across most PVC and other composite products.  While the company has been able to off-set much of the impact of these cost increases over the past year through on-going manufacturing improvements and other cost reduction efforts, raw materials costs had reached the point at which a price increase was needed.