FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christopher Kollwitz
March 17, 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
84 Lumber® Introduces Ecolife® for Above Ground Treated Wood
84 Lumber® Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, is now selling Ecolife® Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood for above ground applications in decks, fencing and similar projects. Ecolife® integrates a wood preservative with a built-in stabilizer that keep boards straighter and resists twisting, warping, cracking and checking.
Ecolife® is fully compliant with American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standards and International Building Code (IBC®) and International Residential Code (IRC®) codes for most deck projects. Viance™, the producer of Ecolife®, offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on above ground preservative treatment, which includes wood framing members that are critical to the safety and performance of the structure, including joists and beams.
For common deck applications, Ecolife® is a more cost-effective option when compared to products treated for ground contact use, and is still the best option for outdoor projects when used appropriately.
Deck builders, code enforcement officials and homeowners can learn more about Ecolife® and Code Compliant above ground treated wood at www.treatedwood.com/options. Contact your local 84 Lumber® store for Ecolife® availability.
About 84 Lumber®:
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber® Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber® operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber® also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber® was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.
About Viance, LLC:
Providing an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood treatment industry, with an expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance LLC is an industry leader in the development of advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood and wood products for sustainable building. Viance is a joint venture between the Huntsman Corporation and the Dow Chemical Company.
Preserving and enhancing the performance of wood products creates one of the world’s most sustainable building products by extending the Life-Cycle of the worlds timber resources, reducing energy requirements, landfill waste, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its non-renewable counterparts. For more information about Viance treated wood solutions, visit www.Treatedwood.com or call 1-800-421-8661. Viance, LLC, 8001 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions including the Pigments and Additives division that we intend to spin-off as Venator Materials Corporation. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.
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