Archive for April, 2010

Huber OnSite Road Show @ Shelly’s is a HIT!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Huber OnSite Road Show held April 27 at the Shelly’s Quakertown facility was a huge success!

Over 200 Contractors, Builders, Architects and Students attendedthe Frame to Finish Carpentry Clinic by Mike Sloggatt sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods as well as Atrium Vinyl Windows and Doors, BlueLinx Building Products, Dow Building Solutions, Emery Building Products, Franklin Green Choice Adhesives, Kleer Trimboards, Master Brands Cabinetry and Simpson Strong Tie. 

Attendees got to see Mike in action, on how to properly use various building products and tools which included shortcuts to make the job even easier.  Highlighted by Zip panel products and Advantech subfloor, attendees got to see up close, the proper application techniques to make their jobs run more smoothly.

If you missed the event of the year, don’t worry. Stop by any location by May 7th to take advantage of the special pricing on some of the tools Mike demonstrated. Especially interesting savings were had on the Dow Pro14 Pro series foam dispensing gun (sku pro14), the Lignomat mini-Ligno S/DC moisture meter( sku LSDC) and the Stabila LAX200 Laser Level (sku 03275) . These tools were demonstrated and found to make for better and more profitable building techniques.

See your salesperson or stop by your local Shelly’s for more info on these tools or any of the items used in the day long demonstration.

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EPA Lead Paint Rule

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Just a Reminder-


EPA’s new “Lead Rule” takes effect today, April 22, requiring contractors, property managers and others paid to renovate structures built before 1978 to be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


To visit EPA’s LRRP website, click here

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Remodeling now expected to rise in 2010

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

News Release
April 15, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Home improvement spending will recover this year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA suggests annual spending will accelerate, with nearly five percent growth in 2010.

“The gradual recovery in the broader economy should encourage more remodeling spending by homeowners,” says Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies. “This year could produce the first annual spending increase for the industry since 2006.”
Favorable market conditions support the projected increase in remodeling activity. “With house prices showing modest gains in most markets and the employment outlook beginning to stabilize, owners are likely to refocus attention on home improvements,” says Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies. “Home sales are trending up, which shows growing confidence in the housing market.” 







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The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) is designed to estimate national homeowner spending on improvements for the current quarter and subsequent three quarters.

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