Richmond American Homes Announces Two Community Grand Openings In Northern Virginia

RESTON, Va., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Richmond American Homes of Virginia, Inc., a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is excited to announce the debut of two exceptional new communities in northern Virginia. Twin Lakes Overlook and Mountain Brook Estates are now selling, and model homes will open for tours at both locations later this year.

Just minutes from Old Town Winchester, Twin Lakes Overlook offers seven inspired ranch and two-story floor plans with two to seven bedrooms and approximately 2,000 to 3,700 square feet. Prices at this community, which features a picturesque lake and trails, start from the low $300s. Prospective buyers can look forward to touring the Amherst and Decker model homes within the next few months.

Mountain Brook Estates boasts six exciting floor plans, including three from the builder's sought-after Seasons™ Collection, designed to put homeownership within reach for a wide range of buyers. This notable new neighborhood – within walking distance of downtown Culpeper – offers two to six bedrooms and approximately 1,985 to 2,785 square feet, from the mid $200s. Residents will appreciate a community playground and easy access to popular commuter routes. The Citrine model will open for tours later this year.

Call 540.548.4435 or visit RichmondAmerican.com for more information.

About M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Since 1977, MDC's homebuilding subsidiary companies, which operate under the name Richmond American Homes, have built and financed the American dream for more than 190,000 homebuyers. MDC's commitment to customer satisfaction, quality and value is reflected in the homes its subsidiaries build. MDC is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Its subsidiaries have homebuilding operations across the country, including the metropolitan areas of Denver, Northern Colorado,  Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Riverside-San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Orlando, Jacksonville, South Florida and Seattle. MDC's subsidiaries also provide mortgage financing, insurance and title services, primarily for Richmond American homebuyers, through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. and American Home Title and Escrow Company, respectively. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDC." For more information, visit MDCHoldings.com.

 

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Advises Americans to Board Up the Right Way

Go Tapeless Before Hurricane Irma Strikes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is reminding those in the path of Hurricane Irma that masking tape, duct tape, window film, and specially marketed "hurricane tape" are insufficient and potentially dangerous substitutions for tested and approved hurricane shutters, impact-resistant windows or properly installed temporary, emergency plywood shutters. Tape and film used to prevent glass from shattering can create larger, deadlier shards of glass and heighten dangerous conditions. Preparation time and dollars are much better spent on tested and proven products and techniques.

#1 Hurricane Protection Myth:

Placing masking tape, duct tape, and/or window film on windows or glass doors will increase personal safety by reducing shatter and makes clean-up easier when hurricane force winds and debris cause damage. After all, using tape as a prevention measure is better than doing nothing at all.

#1 Hurricane Protection Reality:

Placing masking tape, duct tape, and/or window film on windows or glass doors often heightens dangerous conditions because it can create larger and deadlier shards of glass with little to no positive effect on clean-up. The reality is that using tape as hurricane protection is worse than doing nothing at all because it can create a false sense of security and wastes valuable preparation time.

Learn the Facts About Tape

  • It will not keep dangerous debris from coming into the home or prevent all glass from shattering.
  • It can give families a false sense of security. Even worse, tape can create larger shards of glass that can heighten danger.
  • Applying tape wastes precious preparedness time and money that is better spent on tested and approved emergency or permanent hurricane protection.
  • Tape creates a sticky mess for families to clean up after the storm.

Go Tapeless: A Model for Good Behavior

Ideal family and home protection follows when all windows and openings (entry doors, garage doors, gable end vents, etc.) are covered with tested and approved impact-resistant coverings or constructed of impact-resistant materials.

Even installing plywood shutters can be a reliable temporary option in an emergency. But make no mistake -- taping is not adequate to provide hurricane protection.

That is why FLASH is encouraging Americans to Go Tapeless before Hurricane Irma strikes. 

Protect Your Home in a FLASH – Installing Temporary Emergency Plywood Shutters (Video)

Hurricane Irma Emergency Board Up Checklists – English

Hurricane Irma Emergency Board Up Checklists – Spanish

For more information, email info@flash.org or call (877) 221-SAFE. 

About FLASH

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation including: BASF Corporation, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, Kohler, Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie, State Farm, and USAA. In 2008, FLASH, and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org, calling toll-free (877) 221- SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter, Facebook.com/federalalliance, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.

 

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Plastic Door Demand to Grow 6% Annually Through 2021

In 2016, the residential market accounted for 76% of plastic door sales

CLEVELAND, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for plastic doors is forecast to increase 6.0% per year to $2.9 billion in 2021, remaining the smallest but fastest growing material segment. Home and business owners will increasingly specify fiberglass doors for their superior durability and aesthetics compared to steel and vinyl. Vinyl patio doors are expected to see growing use due to their low cost and good energy efficiency. Plastic door manufacturers will continue to improve the appearance and design options of their products to better compete with wood and metal. These and other trends are presented in Doors Market in the US, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

Demand for plastic doors is primarily driven by trends in the residential market, where fiberglass and vinyl see widespread use in entry and patio door applications. In 2016, the residential market accounted for 76% of plastic door sales ­– a share that is expected to grow as new housing construction spending continues to expand at a robust pace, supporting above average increases in plastic door demand.

In the commercial market, on the other hand, metal remains more prevalent due to heightened concerns about strength and security. In nonresidential applications such as automatic and security doors, for example, metal remains the strongest and most cost efficient option.

Demand for all types of doors is forecast to increase 4.8% per year to $21.1 billion in 2021. Leading door manufacturers are launching new products to take advantage of growth opportunities driven by new design trends. The rising popularity of transitional indoor-outdoor living spaces and modern designs, for instance, has spurred suppliers to introduce multipanel patio doors that provide larger openings and improve access to natural light. 

More information about the study is available at https://www.freedoniagroup.com/industry-study/doors-market-in-the-us-by-material-product-market-and-region-3559.htm

Related studies include:

About The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com – The Freedonia Group is a leading international industrial research company publishing more than 100 studies annually. Since 1985, we have provided research to customers ranging in size from global conglomerates to one-person consulting firms. More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning. Additional Construction & Building Products studies can be purchased at www.freedoniagroup.com, www.marketresearch.com and www.profound.com.

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Corinne Gangloff
+1 440.684.9600
cgangloff@freedoniagroup.com

 

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The Future is Bright with Deceuninck at GlassBuild

New products take center stage at Deceuninck North America's booth #3113

MONROE, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 200 patents, Deceuninck North America is a proven leader in window and door system technology. At GlassBuild America 2017, the company's restless spirit of innovation takes center stage once more.

"Our windows and doors are designed with the future in mind – and from our perspective, the future is now," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck North America. "We're constantly innovating our products and processes. It's what drives our day-to-day work and informs our vision for what's ahead."

Attendees of GlassBuild America 2017 held in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 12-14, will see the ways Deceuninck North America (booth #3113) is incorporating innovation, design and sustainability with several new product offerings as well as big-picture ideas for the future. Here's a sneak peek.

A Revolutionary XL™ suite of products
The new Revolution XL™ Tilt & Turn window and door system achieves the best of both worlds: a European-style product designed for high-performance U.S. applications. Revolution XL delivers a full suite of products – windows, a tilt/slide door, a terrace door and a lift-and-slide door – suitable for the remodeling, replacement or new construction markets. With flexible design and a range of colors and finishes available, it is possible to achieve a similar appearance as aluminum with superior thermal performance.

Material technology that handles the pressure
Rovex® Xtreme Fiberglass (XF) is an advanced material technology that sets a new standard for extreme performance applications and is available for next-generation commercial pressure plate applications. Rovex XF has a metal-like stiffness and strength, is highly resistant to fatigue failure and has extremely low thermal conductivity. Custom designs are available to meet the needs of unique curtain wall systems.

One in a mullion
The same technology that made Innergy® reinforcements so successful is now available for window mullions. Designed to fit a range of standard Deceuninck window systems, the mullions can be used in multiple configurations, including twins and transoms. The technology also provides increased condensation resistance due to the thermal performance of Rovex.

Compared with metal-based mullions, Innergy mullions made from Rovex XF provide a more energy-efficient system with all the strength and structural reinforcement of aluminium but with superior thermal performance.

Signed, sealed, delivered products and service
Deceuninck will also feature its award-winning eos® window and patio door systems – featuring affordable, energy-optimized system that is easy to manufacture and highly energy efficient, meeting the criteria for ENERGY STAR® 6.0. The 650.650 multitrack sliding door provides a flexible design, two-track base and the ability to add additional single tracks as needed.

Visit Deceuninck North America's booth #3113 at GlassBuild America to learn more about these products as well as Deceuninck's customer-centric business approach to business.

About Deceuninck North America
Deceuninck North America, LLC is a fully integrated design, compounding, tooling, lamination and PVC extrusion company that produces energy efficient PVC window and door systems. The company is committed to developing high-performance products that are currently in more than 6 million U.S. homes. Its headquarters are in Monroe, Ohio, with a facility in Fernley, Nevada. Deceuninck North America is part of the Deceuninck Group, an integrated global organization that is active in 91 countries, has 25 subsidiaries and is supported by 3,600 personnel worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DeceuninckNA.com.

Contact:
Jeff Jones
412-642-7700
jeff.jones@elias-savion.com

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The Future is Bright with Deceuninck at GlassBuild

New products take center stage at Deceuninck North America's booth #3113

MONROE, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 200 patents, Deceuninck North America is a proven leader in window and door system technology. At GlassBuild America 2017, the company's restless spirit of innovation takes center stage once more.

"Our windows and doors are designed with the future in mind – and from our perspective, the future is now," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck North America. "We're constantly innovating our products and processes. It's what drives our day-to-day work and informs our vision for what's ahead."

Attendees of GlassBuild America 2017 held in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 12-14, will see the ways Deceuninck North America (booth #3113) is incorporating innovation, design and sustainability with several new product offerings as well as big-picture ideas for the future. Here's a sneak peek.

A Revolutionary XL™ suite of products
The new Revolution XL™ Tilt & Turn window and door system achieves the best of both worlds: a European-style product designed for high-performance U.S. applications. Revolution XL delivers a full suite of products – windows, a tilt/slide door, a terrace door and a lift-and-slide door – suitable for the remodeling, replacement or new construction markets. With flexible design and a range of colors and finishes available, it is possible to achieve a similar appearance as aluminum with superior thermal performance.

Material technology that handles the pressure
Rovex® Xtreme Fiberglass (XF) is an advanced material technology that sets a new standard for extreme performance applications and is available for next-generation commercial pressure plate applications. Rovex XF has a metal-like stiffness and strength, is highly resistant to fatigue failure and has extremely low thermal conductivity. Custom designs are available to meet the needs of unique curtain wall systems.

One in a mullion
The same technology that made Innergy® reinforcements so successful is now available for window mullions. Designed to fit a range of standard Deceuninck window systems, the mullions can be used in multiple configurations, including twins and transoms. The technology also provides increased condensation resistance due to the thermal performance of Rovex.

Compared with metal-based mullions, Innergy mullions made from Rovex XF provide a more energy-efficient system with all the strength and structural reinforcement of aluminium but with superior thermal performance.

Signed, sealed, delivered products and service
Deceuninck will also feature its award-winning eos® window and patio door systems – featuring affordable, energy-optimized system that is easy to manufacture and highly energy efficient, meeting the criteria for ENERGY STAR® 6.0. The 650.650 multitrack sliding door provides a flexible design, two-track base and the ability to add additional single tracks as needed.

Visit Deceuninck North America's booth #3113 at GlassBuild America to learn more about these products as well as Deceuninck's customer-centric business approach to business.

About Deceuninck North America
Deceuninck North America, LLC is a fully integrated design, compounding, tooling, lamination and PVC extrusion company that produces energy efficient PVC window and door systems. The company is committed to developing high-performance products that are currently in more than 6 million U.S. homes. Its headquarters are in Monroe, Ohio, with a facility in Fernley, Nevada. Deceuninck North America is part of the Deceuninck Group, an integrated global organization that is active in 91 countries, has 25 subsidiaries and is supported by 3,600 personnel worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DeceuninckNA.com.

Contact:
Jeff Jones
412-642-7700
jeff.jones@elias-savion.com

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CH2M named to Fortune’s Top 50 Companies that Change the World

Fortune's third annual Change the World list honors 50 companies that create positive social impact through business innovation

DENVER, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global engineering and consulting firm CH2M has today been ranked #22 on Fortune Magazine's prestigious Change the World list. The 2017 list highlights 50 leading companies that are innovating to solve the world's biggest challenges through core profit-making strategy and operations. Companies were ranked based on the three criteria of measurable social impact, business results and degree of innovation.

"As engineers and project managers, we have an inherent opportunity and responsibility to make a positive difference in the world, so our entire business is predicated on that purpose," said CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman. "We lead in delivering sustainable solutions for growth and a better quality of life, ultimately to achieve greater social, environmental and economic outcomes—with intentional emphasis on the 'and.'"

Measurable contributions to societal impact.  

CH2M tackles complex engineering projects with a sharp focus on delivering triple bottom line benefits. When the Panama Canal Authority chose CH2M to help manage the iconic canal's $5.25 billion expansion, the company also addressed the social opportunity, helping to develop Panamanian workers with job-related skills that would serve them during and after the project. From an environmental standpoint, the design and construction of new locks feature water-saving basins that recycle up to 60 percent of the water used per transit. Since the June 2016 completion, the canal can now handle larger supertankers and twice the overall tonnage with the additional channel, increasing economic benefits of greater cargo tonnage for trade among 160 countries.  

Commitment to community investment programs.

With a fundamental purpose to advance human progress, CH2M achieves this aim in its client work and via corporate citizenship and philanthropy. CH2M and its foundation support nonprofit partners globally with corporate and employee giving and volunteerism improving the lives of thousands of people, including Bridges to Prosperity; Engineers without Borders; and Water For People. The foundation contributes to nonprofit organizations around the world with a focus on developing sustainable communities and promoting STEM education.

Since 1991, CH2M has partnered with Water For People, an international nonprofit working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. CH2M employees and its foundation have donated over $3 million to Water For People over the past several years, including a record-setting $232,000 from employees alone in 2017.

In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the CH2M Foundation immediately offered an employee matching gift incentive and built an online giving site with strategic partner American Red Cross. Combined with proceeds from a foundation golf tournament, the company's charitable impact to help those affected by the disaster has surpassed $125,000 and continues to rise as employee contributions grow.

Innovative strategies that positively affect the world.

Innovation is core to CH2M's work, from self-sustaining infrastructure powered by renewable and reclaimed resources, to cities developed on the leading digital edge. Among the most important ways CH2M innovates is addressing global water challenges, with integrated management and proprietary water renewal and energy recovery technologies ensuring resiliency throughout the water cycle. CH2M received the prestigious Stockholm Industry Water award in 2015 for 50 years of advancing technologies for potable water reuse.

In 2016, CH2M received the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, recognizing the company's deep commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and industry innovation throughout the company. CH2M partners with skilled visionaries like The Nature Conservancy to change the way the industry approaches infrastructure solutions and engineering practice.

About CH2M

CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games.

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Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht: REALTORS Specializing in Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Sales of Historic and Architectural Properties Throughout California

This new team of architectural historians and restoration specialists are excited to now be part of the California-based real estate firm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbara Lamprecht, M.Arch., Ph.D., Matthew Berkley, M.A., and Scott Lander, DC., have formed a partnership together and work for California-based real estate firm deasy/penner. Berkley and Lander have been licensed REALTORS for nearly two decades and have represented the sales of some of the most-significant properties throughout California. Dr. Lamprecht will initially serve as associate partner and architectural historian but will assume the role of REALTOR and partner in late-September 2017.

"We are excited to announce this partnership and highlight our extensive experience and expertise that is now available to clients looking to buy or sell real estate throughout California," says Berkley. "We have come together as two architectural historians and a restoration specialist to meet the demand for documentation and representation of historic and architecturally significant homes and buildings throughout California."

A resident of Southern California for most of his life, Berkley is a REALTOR who makes representing historic and architecturally significant properties his primary focus. Since obtaining his real estate license in 2001, he, along with his firm, have represented works by architects such as Charles and Henry Greene, Wallace Neff, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and Frank Gehry. Berkley attended Boston University and California State University, Long Beach, and is an architectural historian holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in United States and modern European history. His education, coupled with nearly 20 years representing sellers and buyers of architectural and historic properties, provides him a distinct advantage in marketing to an audience that understands and respects the significance of the properties he represents.

Raised in Canada and New York City, Dr. Lamprecht is a Pasadena-based "qualified architectural historian" specializing in the rehabilitation of modern buildings, national and local designations, and Mills Act contracts. Dr. Lamprecht earned an M.Arch., at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and her Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of Neutra: Complete Works, Neutra, and Richard Neutra: Furniture: The Body and the Senses. Currently, she is working on the rehabilitation of the Jardinette Apartments in Hollywood. The apartments are a four-story reinforced concrete International Style building designed by Neutra with Rudolf Schindler in 1928. Dr. Lamprecht will speak on the physiological and psychological aspects of architecture in Chicago, Illinois, New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Vienna this year.

Lander attended California State University, Northridge, and obtained his DC from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. After becoming a licensed real estate agent, he began buying and restoring architectural and historic homes. He has restored or represented some of the most-notable properties in Southern California. In 2010, Lander won the Santa Monica Conservancy Preservation Award for the restoration of the Richard Neutra-designed Leon Barsha residence, which had been deemed a tear-down prior to his stewardship.  In 2012, he was awarded the Historic Preservation award from the City of Pasadena for the restoration of Buff & Hensman-designed Thompson residence.

Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht embrace the opportunity to work with homeowners and buyers to educate them on the very real benefits of nominating their historic homes, whatever the era, as local, state, or national historic landmarks. Additionally, the team are experts in preparing comprehensive restoration plans as part of the property tax-saving Mills Act for California properties. Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht provides an entire spectrum of services for those specialized needs of owners of "pedigreed" houses, with the caveat that every client and every house, historic or not, receives the same professional devotion because all homes have a special history.

To learn more about their background and the services they provide, visit BerkleyLanderLamprecht.com

About Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht
Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht are REALTORS specializing in historic and architectural properties within the state of California. The REALTOR group consists of two architectural historians and a restoration specialist. To learn more visit BerkleyLanderLamprecht.com.  CalBRE: #01305277, #0132074, #01514230

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