Month: August 2019

  • NAIMA Certifies JM Fiberglass Batt And Narrow Roll Insulation Products

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today its fiberglass batt and narrow roll insulation products received the NAIMA R-Value Certification, offering third-party verification of JM’s thermal performance. The NAIMA R-Value Certification program is a voluntary program that allows manufacturers to certify that the R-values for…

  • Johnson Controls And Foxconn Industrial Internet Create Global Strategic Partnership

    Foxconn and Johnson Controls today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding forming a global technology strategic partnership. Johnson Controls and Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) will collaborate to transform building data analytics through artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance smart building and smart-city technologies and achieve comfort, security…

  • DuPont Announces New And Sustained Commitments Related To PFAS Chemicals

    As a responsible partner in addressing concerns about the health and environmental impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), DuPont today announced a set of comprehensive commitments related to its use of these substances. The commitments represent both new and strengthened positions on sustainability and environmental and chemical stewardship. PFAS…

  • Johnson Controls Enterprise Management Solution Redefines Our Interactions With Buildings

    Imagine being able to reserve a space, adjust the lights and air-conditioning to your preference, find the people and places you are looking for — all from a single mobile app. With the new Johnson Controls Companion app, building occupants are empowered to control their physical comfort and to proactively…

  • Boral Agrees Value-Creating Plasterboard Transaction With Knauf

    Boral Limited (“Boral” ASX: BLD) has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Gebr Knauf KG (“Knauf”) to form an expanded 50:50 plasterboard joint venture (JV) in Asia and for Boral to return to 100% ownership of USG Boral Australia & New Zealand (NZ). Completion of the…

  • Boral Agrees To Sell Midland Brick In Line With Strategy

    Boral Limited today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a Western Australian consortium to sell its Midland Brick business, including ~800 hectares of associated landholdings, for $86 million1, subject to customary completion adjustments. The Western Australian consortium consists of Linc Property, Birchmead (a part of the CFC Group) and Fini…

  • Clopay Building Products Announces Name Change

    Clopay Building Products, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial garage doors, today announced that it is changing its name to Clopay Corporation. “With the recent acquisition of CornellCookson, we wanted to provide a fresh perspective on our diverse brand and product lines, and strengthen the sense…

  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch In La Mirada, California

    ABC Supply Co. Inc., the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior building products, has opened a new branch at 14923 Desman Road in La Mirada, California. The new branch is managed by Sean Cartwright. Cartwright joined ABC Supply as a manager candidate in training at the company’s Orange, California, location…

  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch In Auburn, New York

    ABC Supply Co. Inc., the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior building products, has opened a new location at 7530 County House Road in Auburn, New York. Gabe Montello will manage the branch. He joined ABC Supply’s Rochester, New York, branch as an inside sales associate in 2008 and was then promoted to…

  • Siemens to upgrade and modernize Hindustan Zinc Limited’s Power Asset Fleet with state-of-the-art technology

    Siemens Limited will modernize and commission 80MW steam turbines to Hindustan Zinc Limited,India’s leading zinc-lead mining company. The modernization of the power asset fleet of Hindustan Zinc Limited includes state-of-the-art design steam turbine components and digital technologies.Siemens will also provide on-site project services on a turnkey basis. V. Jayaraman, Head…

  • UFPI Acquires Northwest Painting, Inc.

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) today announced that one of its affiliates has acquired the operating assets of Northwest Painting, Inc. and its affiliates, doing business as Northwest Factory Finishes in Bonner, Montana, and as Pacific Northwest Factory Finishes in White City, Oregon. The move will expand Universal’s capacity…

  • DuPont Partners With Habitat For Humanity International

    DuPont, a global science and innovation leader, today announces a new corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. The partnership enables DuPont to support Habitat for Humanity home building projects with donations of energy-efficient building products while also providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Continuing a legacy of impact started…

  • Certainteed Introduces Certaseal Int, A Fast-Drying Air Sealant

    CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building materials, introduces CertaSeal INT, a new water-based, liquid acrylic, spray-on air sealing solution that provides code-compliant airtightness for homes. CertainTeed is known for providing high-impact interior products that improve the overall building envelope for end-user comfort, and with the application of CertaSeal…

  • Snap-on Acquires Cognitran Limited

    Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA), a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced that it has acquired Cognitran Limited (“Cognitran”) for approximately $31 million in cash. Based in Chelmsford, United Kingdom, Cognitran specializes in flexible, modular and highly scalable “Software as…

  • Cat Financial Launches India Operations With Bangalore Office

    Caterpillar Financial Services India Pvt. Ltd. (Cat Financial India), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., announced today the launch of its India operations effective July 1, 2019. Headquartered in Bangalore, Cat Financial India, along with Caterpillar’s two Indian dealers, Gmmco Ltd and Gainwell Commosales Pvt Ltd, will support customers…

  • SHAPE CORP. Produces Industry-First Carbon Fiber Bumper For 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    Shape Corp. engineered and manufactured the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The bumper’s superior properties produce a very light weight component, which contributes to protecting the rear and expanded trunk. “As we strengthen our technology profile, the…

  • AkzoNobel Helps Professional Painters With Launch Of New Color Sensor

    The small portable device can accurately scan color on any object. It then links to a Color Sensor app which provides the exact paint color match. Currently being rolled out in more than 12 countries, helping more than 12,000 professional painters in their daily profession, the sensor is the latest…

  • RPM Acquires Market-Leading Cleaning And Drain Care Brands

    RPM International Inc.today announced that its Rust-Oleum group has acquired the Mean Green branded line of specialty cleaning products and the exclusive North American licensing for Roto-Rooter branded drain care products from CR Brands, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. These product lines have annual net sales of approximately $20 million. Terms of the transaction, which…