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Key-Link and Superior Plastic Products Announce New CEO

Key-Link Fencing & Railing, Inc., and Superior Plastic Products, Inc., have named Javan Lapp as the next CEO.

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Industry News


Spartan Railing, Bloomington, MN., has rolled out a new brand identity—IG Railing—to better align with its illuminated glass railing systems. 

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Business Operations

Trex Sells Commercial Division to Focus on Outdoor Living

Trex Company, Inc. has sold its subsidiary, Trex Commercial Products, Inc., to Minnesota-based Sightline Commercial Solutions, LLC. to focus on its outdoor living segment.

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FastenMaster’s Parent Names New Sales Training Manager

FastenMaster’s parent company, OMG, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fasteners, adhesives, and construction productivity tools, has named Jeffrey Gelinas as manager of sales training for its FastenMaster and Roofing Products Divisions. 

Sansin’s Firestop97 Meets ASTM E2768 Fire Test Standard

Sansin’s Firestop97 has passed the requirements of ASTM E2768 Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials – 30-Minute Tunnel Test.

Outdoor Living Supply Acquires Hawaii-based Hardscape and Stone Distributor

Outdoor Living Supply has acquired Geobunga, a distributor of outdoor living products with a focus on hardscapes, natural stone, pavers, garden elements, bulk materials and landscape supplies.

TimberTech and StruXure Announce New Products for 2023

The AZEK Co., Inc., manufacturer of TimberTech decking, Versatex and StruXure pergolas, announced a new suite of decking, railing, cabana and furniture offerings for 2023. 

AZEK Opens $140 Million Boise Facility

The AZEK Company, Inc., maker of TimberTech composite decking, Versatex, StruXure pergolas and AZEK trim, opened a new 350,000-sq. ft. Boise, ID., facility and is expected to bring 150 jobs to the area over the next two years.

Fiberon and Huttig Partner to Expand Distribution in Southeast

Fiberon has entered into a new distribution partnership to distribute Fiberon products through Huttig in the Southeast.

Avon Plastics Hires New VP of Sales and Marketing

The Avon Plastics announced the addition of Doug DeLuca as VP sales and marketing.

Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $25,000 for Hurricane Ian Recovery

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is supporting relief efforts for Hurricane Ian victims in Florida with a donation of $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Deckorators Introduces New Venture Decking Family

Deckorators, a leading brand of composite decking, railing and related products, will offer two new colors — Saltwater, a warm smokey-taupe, and Sandbox, a classic medium-brown — with its new Venture Decking product line.

Light Measuring

DeWalt’s new 20V MAX 3×360 Green Line Laser provides 11 hours of runtime, enabling long, uninterrupted time on the job.

AZEK Receives 2022 ESG Award

The AZEK Company, Inc., manufacturer of outdoor living products including TimberTech decking, Versatex and AZEK trim and StruXure pergolas, has been named a winner of the inaugural CohnReznick 2022 Gamechangers in ESG award.

Habitat for Humanity Names Simpson Strong-Tie VP to its Board

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley named Annie Kao, Simpson Strong-Tie VP of engineering, to its board of directors for the term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.