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Legendary Cotton Bowl Galvanized for Years to Come
Thu, 04 Jun 2009, 18:00:12 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
GRAHAM, Texas, June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Routinely recognized as an industry leader for their implementation of cutting edge technologies and delivering exceptional value, Southern Bleacher and project partner Aztec Galvanizing Services recently received their 3rd Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing award. The award, bestowed annually by The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is awarded to only the premier manufacturers in the world that employ industry-leading galvanizing processes.

Remodeling Project by Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2009 CHC Historic Preservation Award
Tue, 02 Jun 2009, 13:42:43 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An 1870s Shingle Style home that was renovated and restored by Charlie Allen Restorations (CAR), the Cambridge, MA-firm specializing in remodeling period homes, has been awarded a Historic Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission (CHC). The Washington Avenue property is the fourth local remodeling project by Charlie Allen Restorations to be recognized by the CHC. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on Thursday, May 21.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Construction Milestone for Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza And New Surgery Center
Mon, 01 Jun 2009, 17:48:16 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
YORK, Pa., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Congero Development, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza, a new destination health care campus in York, Penn. The 7.3 acre project will include Brookeside Surgical Arts at York, a Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited Ambulatory Surgery Facility (ASF).

Whisper Mountain is Home to Southern Living's 2009 Mountain Sweepstakes Home
Mon, 01 Jun 2009, 16:18:42 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Whisper Mountain, home to the 2008 Southern Living Green Idea House, has once again teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to offer yet another environmentally-inspired home - Whisper Creek Cabin. This cabin is one of four homes, and the only mountain home, that can be won during the Southern Living's Choose Your Home Giveaway sweepstakes this spring. The public can register to win the home through June 30.

GerrityStone's Architectural Division Unveils its Platinum Collection, Changing the Way Clients Look at Granite Forever
Mon, 18 May 2009, 15:30:32 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WOBURN, Mass., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GerrityStone, New England's premier interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, today unveiled its Platinum Collection - a distinctive and stunning line of one-of-kind stones handpicked from quarries around the world.

S+H Construction to Participate in 2009 Spring Home Design Seminar Series
Mon, 11 May 2009, 15:25:10 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area's premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is pleased to be participating in the 2009 Spring Home Seminar Series presented in conjunction with Design New England Magazine and Van Millwork.

Samaritan Medical Center Shares Lessons Learned During Expansion Project
Tue, 05 May 2009, 13:23:39 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WATERTOWN, N.Y., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thomas Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center located in Watertown, New York recently wrote a featured construction article published in the Spring 2009 edition of the Massachusetts Hospital Association newsletter.

Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal
Wed, 11 Mar 2009, 17:43:35 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A's core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

S+H Construction to Present Solar Energy Workshops at the 2009 Residential Design and Construction Show
Mon, 09 Mar 2009, 16:32:18 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area's premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is one of the expert presenters at the upcoming Residential Design and Construction (RDC) Show, held April 1-2, 2009 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The company's Renewable Energy Division is hosting two workshops, entitled 'Get Solar Now,' and one 'Integrating Solar Technologies onto Your Renovation Project.'

GerrityStone to Present 'From Quarry to Kitchen' Workshops at The 2009 Residential Design And Construction Show
Tue, 03 Mar 2009, 13:13:24 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WOBURN, Mass., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GerrityStone, New England's premiere interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, is pleased to announce the company is participating as one of the expert presenters at the upcoming Residential Design and Construction (RDC) Show, held April 1-2, 2009 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Near Completion; Expected to Open Spring 2009
Tue, 24 Feb 2009, 12:57:12 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor announced today it is entering its final phase of construction and near completion. The center will be a Medicare and Joint Commission accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility and is expected to open in Spring 2009.

Certified Facility Manager Credential Aids Construction Project Management and Sustainability
Thu, 19 Feb 2009, 17:30:24 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- JF McCarthy MBA, with 37 years of construction management experience, recently earned the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) credential from the (IFMA) International Facility Management Association. This certification demonstrates a commitment and capability to optimize building cost and serviceability from construction to the end of its useful life. Of the over 60,000 worldwide IFMA members, there are only about 3,100 CFMs, and few of these are in the construction field.

GerrityStone Featured on Premiere Episode of WBZ-TV's 'What's In Store'
Thu, 12 Feb 2009, 17:15:03 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GerrityStone, New England's premier importer and master fabricator of marble, granite, travertine and limestone headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the company is featured on the first episode of 'What's In Store' - WBZ-TV 4's new locally-produced consumer education program premiering this month.

Ironworkers Union Focused on Building Long-Term Profitability for Workers - and for Construction Industry Employers Who Hire Them
Thu, 05 Feb 2009, 12:53:26 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the advent of IMPACT - the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust - the Iron Workers Union launched a robust and far-reaching campaign designed to benefit both business and labor. IMPACT's innovative initiative aims at building a strategic, modern-day alliance between union workers and their employers while dissolving employers' historic objections to hiring union. (VIDEO - VNR)

Adsil Coatings Demonstrate That Green Performance is More Valuable Than 'Green Products'
Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 13:00:53 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's trendy, in today's society, to purchase anything associated with the word 'green.' For most people, the ultimate objective of adopting green products is to reduce their carbon footprint and water usage. Yet what is more important, Adsil president Jim Gibson asks, using green products or items that result in 'green performance?'

New Gate Opener Accessory a Revolution in Industry
Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 16:15:06 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ODESSA, Fla., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Estate Swing, products of which are found on, is releasing a revolution in gate opener accessories with the new Wireless Cellular GSM Telephone Intercom by Estate Swing. Like other telephone intercoms, the GSM Intercom will call a programmed number when the intercom button is pressed; unlike other telephone intercoms, the Estate Swing GSM Intercom is entirely wireless because it operates on a SIM card.

24-Percent Drop in Residential Remodels Forecast for Spring 2009
Wed, 21 Jan 2009, 10:59:22 ESTEdited by Debra Tone
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The spring 2009 Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, reveals that four times as many homeowners answered 'probably not' when asked if they will remodel this year, as compared to the 2007 survey. In this most recent survey, 68 percent of participating homeowners reported that they probably would remodel this year, down from 84 percent in the fall 2008 report and 92 percent in 2007.

The Classic Group's Philip Bates Elected President for Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Fri, 16 Jan 2009, 13:17:31 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Classic Group, Inc., architects and custom home builders located in Lexington, is proud to announce Philip Bates, a principal of the firm, was elected President of the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) for 2009. With 261 members, EM NARI is a not-for-profit trade association committed exclusively to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and providing ethical and quality service to the region's remodeling homeowners.

NevaSlip Announces OSHA, ADA and Insurance Compliance
Wed, 14 Jan 2009, 16:17:36 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LYNN, Mass., Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NevaSlip, a trusted and established anti-slip floor treatment company, is proud to announce OSHA, ADA and major insurance carrier compliance. The service aims to minimize falling, which is the second leading cause of accidental death in 1996 according to the National Safety Council.

MVK Architectural Millwork Corp. Announces Move in to New Facility, Cooperative Efforts with Commercial Millwork Firm
Wed, 07 Jan 2009, 16:08:48 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- MVK Architectural Millwork Corp., offering architectural millwork services from design through installation, located in Worcester, is pleased to announce they have pooled cooperative efforts with Continental Consolidated Industries, of Central Massachusetts.

When the Economy is Down, Van Millwork is Up
Mon, 05 Jan 2009, 12:21:37 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a questionable economy with so many unknown variables, many companies are quick to react by slashing prices and searching far and wide for new business albeit small. Van Millwork has taken a different approach to the state of the economy and the results are paying off. Sales have started to rise at year end and the business has stayed in line with 4th quarter sales from 2007. The company is making profitable decisions at a time when the overall residential building and remodeling industry is down 30-40 percent.

The Richmond Spiders are Coming Back to Campus with Help from Southern Bleacher
Wed, 17 Dec 2008, 17:55:00 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Richmond is bringing Spider sports back on campus. With Richmond City Council approval and the architecture designs complete, First Market Stadium will break ground spring 2009. The project will be a dream come true for the faculty and students of Richmond. Southern Bleacher Company of Graham, Texas was chosen by the general contractor, Hourigan Construction, along with the architectural firms BCWH and McMillian Smith & Partners to make the project a successful one.

Construction Begins on Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza and New Surgery Center
Wed, 17 Dec 2008, 13:14:55 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
YORK, Pa., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Congero Development, LLC, announced today the start of construction on the Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza, a new destination health care campus in York, Penn. The 7.3 acre project will include Brookeside Surgical Arts at York, a state-of-the-art Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited Ambulatory Surgery Facility.

Revolutionary Pump Delivers Material Up to 600 Feet
Wed, 10 Dec 2008, 14:31:33 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ANNISTON, Ala., Dec. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blastcrete Equipment Co. has introduced the new Model HBS 1500 mixer pump for long distance and high pressure pumping of gypsum flooring, fireproofing and 1/2 inch aggregate shotcrete and concrete repair materials. This 4 inch hydraulic ball seat pump will pump sanded gypsum flooring materials using a 1.5 inch delivery line up to 600 ft. at outputs up to 130 bags (12 cubic yards) of material per hour.

Phoenix Construction Group Wins Two Contractor of the Year Awards
Wed, 26 Nov 2008, 08:00:04 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Greater Boston's premier residential and commercial design/build firms, has won two 2008 Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards. In a ceremony held on November 5, the Watertown-based company received the COTY Gold Award for Best Commercial Project and the Silver Award for Best Residential Specialty Space.

Mitchell Construction Group Takes Gold Twice in 2008 Contractor of the Year Awards
Thu, 13 Nov 2008, 14:36:28 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
MEDFIELD, Mass., Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mitchell Construction Group, Inc., a multi-award winning design and renovation firm located in Medfield, is pleased to announce they are the recipient of two 2008 Gold Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Awards from the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) in the categories of Best Kitchen Remodeling and Best Exterior Renovation.

Charlie Allen Restorations Principals Achieve Aging-in-Place and Green Remodeler Certifications
Thu, 30 Oct 2008, 07:00:01 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charlie Allen, founder and president of Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Restorations, and Mark Philben, the firm's project development manager, have recently been named Aging-in-Place specialists by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, Philben has completed the green remodeler certification course offered by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor Inductee's Son Tackles Innovative New Construction Business Multivista Construction Documentation Arrives in Dallas
Mon, 27 Oct 2008, 12:53:21 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Multivista LLC, the nation's leading construction documentation company, announced today the opening of Multivista Dallas. 'There has been an overwhelming response for the Multivista service nationally and we have worked hard to secure the opportunity to bring it to Dallas,' said David Jordan, one of the firm's partners and son of Dallas Cowboy great LeeRoy Jordan.

Congressional Solar Energy Tax Credit Bill Creates Affordable Renewable Energy Systems for Homeowners
Wed, 22 Oct 2008, 16:25:00 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A part of the bailout package recently passed by the U.S. government included a generous solar energy tax credit bill which will dramatically reduce the cost and hasten the payback to homeowners for installing residential solar energy systems. The Renewable Energy Division of S+H Construction, Inc. designs, integrates and installs solar electric power (PV), solar thermal hot water, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Van Millwork Presents Third Annual Festival of Wreaths to Benefit The Room to Dream Foundation
Tue, 14 Oct 2008, 15:46:17 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEEDHAM, Mass., Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Van Millwork, New England's largest interior millwork specialist, is proud to host the third annual Festival of Wreaths which opens on Saturday, November 29 and continues through Saturday, December 13th. This open house fundraising event is bigger and better than ever with a new design competition element. The event takes place at the Van Millwork Showroom and benefits the Room to Dream Foundation.

Van Millwork Announces New Custom Shop Manager
Mon, 13 Oct 2008, 15:31:30 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BELLINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Van Millwork, New England's leading millwork and interior products supplier, is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Connors as the new Custom Division Central Manager. Kevin Connors, a native of Bedford, New Hampshire, comes to Van Millwork from Colonial Woodworking Inc., one of New England's most highly respected designers and builders of custom stairs and rail systems.

Pothole Killers to Introduce Their 'Green' Solution to Pothole Repair at The National League of Cities Exposition in Orlando Florida November 12th to 14th
Fri, 10 Oct 2008, 14:29:37 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
MORRISVILLE, Pa., Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Patch Management, Inc., has announced the release of their latest technological advancement using recycled materials, with existing application, to create an environmentally safe product for patching potholes. PMI will debut this new product at the National League of Cities 85th Congress of Cities and Exposition at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando Florida on November 12 to 14, booth 327.

Farrell Appointed to Alabama Iron and Steel Council
Tue, 07 Oct 2008, 18:51:53 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ANNISTON, Ala., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alabama Governor Bob Riley has appointed Jim Farrell, President of Blastcrete Equipment Co. in Anniston, Alabama, to the Alabama Iron & Steel Council. With the completion of the ThyssenKrupp plant in Mobile, the state of Alabama is expected to become the second largest steel producer in the U.S. by 2010.

Notre Dame's Luck of the Irish Extended Twice to Southern Bleacher with Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium Wins
Mon, 06 Oct 2008, 18:37:26 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The nationally acclaimed men's and women's soccer and lacrosse programs at Notre Dame will be looking to continue their winning ways in 2009 and beyond in newly constructed stadiums; thanks in part to Notre Dame's $1.5 billion Spirit of Notre Dame capital campaign.

New NevaSlip Anti-Slip Floor Treatment Lasts 8 Years
Wed, 01 Oct 2008, 13:09:30 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LYNN, Mass., Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NevaSlip, a 19 year old safety company, announces the development of a new formula for their anti-slip floor service. The company claims the new formula works more effectively than the old formula and is guaranteed to last for a minimum of 8 years.

Mitchell Construction Group Named to 2008 Qualified Remodeler Top 500
Wed, 24 Sep 2008, 12:32:25 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
MEDFIELD, Mass., Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mitchell Construction Group, Inc., a multi-award winning design and renovation firm located in Medfield, is pleased to announce they have been named to the 2008 Top 500 list of remodeling firms in the country by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. This marks the fifth consecutive year Mitchell was named to the list.

Chicago Faucets ECAST(TM) Line Allows California Schools to Immediately Address Latest Lead-Free Safety Standards for Drinking Water
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 16:06:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DES PLAINES, Ill. and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ongoing efforts by state legislators to provide the safest drinking water possible to the residents, and especially to the children of California, has resulted in the creation of California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953). Slated to take effect on January 1, 2010, this new bill requires residential and commercial faucets that dispense water for human consumption must not exceed a total weighted average of 0.25 percent maximum lead content.

Arclinea San Diego Wins Two National Design Awards
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 11:00:51 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two residential kitchen remodels designed by Arclinea San Diego have won prestigious national design awards. The kitchen design firm has won a Grand Award in Remodeling magazine's 2008 Remodeling Design Awards, for their bold, contemporary design for an 1898 historic Victorian- and a Gold Award in the 2008 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, for their sleek, all-stainless steel design for a 1950s California ranch.

Lone Star Brewery to Reopen as Mixed-Use Living Destination
Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 10:38:29 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- B. Knightly Development, an Austin-based residential and mixed-use development company today announced completion of the purchase of the historic Lone Star Brewery and the commencement of development operations. Plans are already underway to convert the massive 23-acre site into a modern living destination complete with 190 residential units, an Olympic size pool and on-site amenities.

Van Millwork Adds Hardwood Flooring to Product Offerings
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 16:50:03 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEEDHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Van Millwork, New England's leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, announced today that they will now be offering a wide variety of hardwood flooring to their expanding design center product lines. The hardwood flooring - from all leading manufacturers including Bruce, Stuart, Hawa and BR-111 - comes in an array of exotic woods, unfinished, prefinished, and bamboo.

Interior Designer Gerald Pomeroy Featured in Latest Issue of 'Traditional Home Magazine'
Thu, 31 Jul 2008, 19:26:56 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, one of the Boston area's premier interior design firms specializing in creating residential spaces reflecting client's individual style and personality is pleased to announce that company president Gerald Pomeroy is featured in the September 2008 issue of Traditional Home Magazine.

Asheville Architecture Firm Building for the Future by Going Green
Thu, 31 Jul 2008, 11:08:28 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carlton Architecture ascertains there are many benefits to going green when designing new homes. 'Clients benefit from the reduced operating costs of a green building, while at the same time the planet benefits from the reduced environmental impact,' says Mr. Rob Carlton, the President of Carlton Architecture.

S+H Construction Announces Renewable Energy Division
Fri, 18 Jul 2008, 12:11:27 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area's premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is proud to announce the company recently created a Renewable Energy Division. With this new division, S+H can meet the rising tide of residential demand for solar energy.

E-Cap from JAF Industries Can Save Homeowners Thousands of Dollars on a $10 Purchase
Tue, 15 Jul 2008, 10:08:41 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Atop your roof are up to half-a-dozen vent pipes, each one open to rain, dust, debris, insects, birds, and nocturnal animals, but a new inexpensive product has arrived to provide protection. It's the E-Cap from JAF Industries. (VIDEO - VNR)

Van Millwork Presents the 3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths Call for Entries - Design Professionals
Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 19:27:45 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEEDHAM, Mass., July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Festival of Wreaths is a major annual fundraising event benefiting The Room to Dream Foundation, whose mission is to create healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses. This year's event will be even more exciting with a design competition element.

Zip-Ez(TM) HVAC Fasteners are GreenSpec Listed
Tue, 24 Jun 2008, 16:57:02 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARWICK, N.Y., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- J.T. Products' Zip-Ez(TM) the revolutionary fastener for H.V.A.C. insulation has been GreenSpec Listed and will be featured in BuildingGreen Inc.'s GreenSpec Directory(R). The GreenSpec Directory lists environmentally preferable products with an objective to list only the top 5-10 percent environmentally preferable products.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for 'Best Residential Interior'
Mon, 23 Jun 2008, 11:52:14 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA - based full service design-build firm, has won a 2008 Chrysalis Award for the best residential interior renovation in the Northeast United States. The company previously won Chrysalis Awards for Best Historic Renovation Design-Build in 2006 and Best Commercial Historic Renovation in 2004.

Kathie Chrisicos of Chrisicos Interiors Appointed to Local Leaders Advisory Board
Thu, 19 Jun 2008, 10:50:03 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chrisicos Interiors - a leading interior design company serving discerning clients throughout New England - is pleased to announce that company President Kathie Chrisicos has been recently appointed to the Advisory Board.

NewsChannel 5's Troubleshooter Stories Prompt New Bill to Protect Ohio Homeowners
Wed, 11 Jun 2008, 19:16:01 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis' stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.

New Garage Solves Storage Problems
Wed, 21 May 2008, 10:18:59 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Architect Donald J. Berg, author of 15 books on building and landscaping, has just designed plans for a new expandable garage to help solve home storage problems. The Oakville Garage Plans can be downloaded for free. 'Are there too many cars and bikes in your driveway and too many boxes in your attic?' asks Berg. 'Build the Oakville Garage to add value to your home and solve your storage problems once and for all.'

New Tile Testing Laboratory
Mon, 19 May 2008, 14:19:52 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LYNN, Mass., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Trusty-Step International, a manufacturer of slip-resistant floor chemicals, announces the opening of their new tile testing laboratory. The new laboratory will test all types of hard mineral surfaces, including tile, marble, granite, etcetera.

Charlie Allen Restorations Named to Remodeling Magazine's 'Big 50' List
Thu, 15 May 2008, 14:54:20 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA firm specializing in the meticulous restoration of period homes, has been named to Remodeling magazine's annual Big50 List. The company was specifically recognized for 'Fine Design,' a category honoring remodelers with particularly high aesthetic standards.

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?
Wed, 14 May 2008, 08:39:45 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, 'A what toilet...?!?' You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn't flush. 'Things are changing,' says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Van Millwork Announces New Employees
Wed, 07 May 2008, 08:02:45 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NEEDHAM, Mass., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Van Millwork, New England's leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, located in Needham, Massachusetts, announced the addition of six professionals to their team: Jennifer Driscoll, Marketing Director, John Coulombe, Territory Manager for Essex County, Southern NH and Southern ME, William McIntosh, Territory Manager for CT, Debra Skelley, Business Development Manager, Judy Walzer, Showroom Manager, and Karen McDonald, Executive Assistant.

First in the Northeast, Paul Morse of Morse Constructions, Inc. Achieves the NARI Green Certified Professional (GCP) Designation
Fri, 02 May 2008, 09:27:19 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paul Morse, GCP, CR, CAPS is the first builder/remodeler in the northeast, and the third in the nation, to receive the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI) Green Certified Professional designation. Morse receives this certification after one and a half years of study with NARI, facilitating their Green Remodeling study group, and practicing sustainable building for over 3 decades.

Arclinea Boston Wins Watermark Award for Contemporary Kitchens Designed for Multi-Unit Condominium Development
Wed, 23 Apr 2008, 08:32:40 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston, the Italian kitchen design showroom, has won a Watermark Grand Award for kitchens it designed for D4, the luxury condominium development in Boston's South End. Produced by BUILDER and Custom Home magazines, the Watermark Awards honor excellence in kitchen and bath design. Jurors for this year's competition reviewed nearly 150 entries.

CA Boom Design Show Selects High Point Market as Location for Inaugural CA Boom East Show in Fall 2008
Tue, 08 Apr 2008, 13:00:23 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HIGH POINT, N.C. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The CA Boom Design Show, the west coast's leading design trade show and exhibition, announced today that it has chosen the fall 2008 High Point Market in North Carolina to launch its first-ever east coast show appropriately entitled, CA Boom EAST. The new show will be held at the latest showroom complex in High Point: The Mills Village, formerly the Highland Yard Hosiery Mill turned the most significant LEED project in North Carolina's state history.

National Signing Day Alert - Southern Bleacher Lands Top Talent Pat Summerall
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 11:05:16 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
GRAHAM, Texas, April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For years, Pat Summerall has provided analysis and color commentary for the premier talent from around the nation. Whether broadcasting 16 Super Bowls or providing in-depth analysis of top high school talent via his nationally syndicated Sports Stars of Tomorrow and Future Phenoms, Pat Summerall knows talent when he sees it.

Dallas-Based Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc. Wins National Award for Work on New Nationals Ballpark in D.C.
Wed, 02 Apr 2008, 01:00:07 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It has been a very, very good spring for John Bosworth and Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc., the steel erection company he heads. Innovators in steel construction and modification, Bosworth Steel Erectors just won class III project of the year honors at the recent SEAA Convention (Steel Erectors Association of America) for steel erection on the new Nationals Ballpark in Washington, D.C.

Air Quality Company Provides Free Furnace Testing and Inspection to Ensure Safe Air
Tue, 18 Mar 2008, 08:31:06 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
CHICAGO, Ill., March 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Having healthy air in a home or workplace should not be a luxury, but a necessity. That's why a new web site,, is offering free furnace tests and inspections to demonstrate not only how to improve air quality, but overall health. Home and business owners fill out a simple online form and are instantly registered for a free test; it's that simple.

Media Advisory: NewsChannel 5 and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Wants Cleveland!
Wed, 12 Mar 2008, 16:48:11 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NewsChannel 5 and ABC need your help! Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Host Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and are ready to drive that bus into a northeast Ohio neighborhood. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs on WEWS NewsChannel 5 each Sunday at 8PM.

Gorell Receives Energy Star Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
Thu, 06 Mar 2008, 10:35:19 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
INDIANA, Pa., March 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gorell Windows & Doors has again been recognized as the only window manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year 'Sustained Excellence' Award. Gorell received the award for the third consecutive year - from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Tests Show NevaSlip(TM) Anti-Slip Floor Treatment is Safe for Environment, Perfect for 'Green Building'
Wed, 05 Mar 2008, 09:57:24 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LYNN, Mass., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent laboratory testing of the formula that NevaSlip(TM) anti-slip floor service uses to make architectural stone and tile floors slip resistant shows it to be 100-percent environmentally safe, even as it gives those floors a Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) rating that meets or exceeds current federal ADA regulations.

Pareto Building Improvement Publishes Guidebook to Help Building Professionals Achieve Highest Level of Success in an Increasingly Challenging Market
Mon, 03 Mar 2008, 07:01:56 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
CHICAGO, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pareto Building Improvement announces a new guidebook on commercial building development and construction that assists working professionals to manage in an increasingly challenging market - 'Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals' (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-0-0).

Whisper Mountain Property Chosen for Southern Living Magazine's Eco-Friendly 2008 Green Idea House
Tue, 26 Feb 2008, 14:05:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
MARSHALL, N.C., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Whisper Mountain, located outside of the city of Asheville in the heart of western North Carolina, is a community where conservation and preservation meet. That's why Southern Living has chosen this community as the location for their first 2008 green Idea House.

IBC Announces Patent Pending on Energy Saving Technology
Tue, 19 Feb 2008, 09:30:13 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BREVARD, N.C. - Feb. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Insulation Business Consultants announced today that the firm has developed a means of maintaining the thermal integrity of exterior walls, eliminating the voids in the insulation where electrical boxes (switch and receptacle boxes), create significant holes in the residential thermal envelope.

Titan Wood Announces Opening of Americas' Headquarters
Fri, 15 Feb 2008, 07:00:42 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, Texas - Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Titan Wood has announced the official opening of its Americas' headquarters office in Dallas, Texas. The company's CEO and several other top executives will be based in Dallas. 'In light of demand throughout the Americas, we are pleased to be increasing our presence in the U.S.,' Willy Patterson-Brown, Chairman, Titan Wood, said.

Martha Rose Construction, Inc. Joins U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Bodman to Launch Builders' Challenge in Orlando, Fla.
Thu, 14 Feb 2008, 09:43:04 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ORLANDO, Fla. - Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Martha Rose Construction, Inc., joined today with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative - the U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge. Martha Rose was at the Builders Challenge kick-off event held at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

The Only Security Product That Secures Spa Covers, Saving Children's Lives and Protecting Property and Privacy
Wed, 30 Jan 2008, 17:49:18 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lockdown Co., announces Patented Steelcore Spa Straps, made with an innovative cut-resistant material SEW (Steel Encased Webbing). The only spa cover security device strong and secure enough to stop all unauthorized access by anyone of any age. Besides saving lives, and ensuring privacy, they are the only spa straps that secure spa covers in high winds.

CA BOOM V: The West Coast Design Show - Media Overview and Calendar Listing
Thu, 24 Jan 2008, 14:58:55 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Highly anticipated annual design show in Southern California hosts largest event to date in March 2008. CA BOOM V features new modern kitchen and bath section, industry-leader prefab exhibition, design + architecture home tours and unprecedented panel discussions.

Perfect Climate Control Puts Money in the Pocket and Heat in the Home
Wed, 23 Jan 2008, 10:52:42 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With oil prices spiraling out of control, people are seeking ways to save money while still staying warm this winter. Perfect Climate Control, a smart energy green company, has the answer. On January 2, 2008, oil broke the $100 mark. As of December 31, 2007, home heating oil cost $3.54 per gallon in New York City.

Bathroom by Charlie Allen Restorations Named Best of 2007 by Boston Globe Magazine
Tue, 08 Jan 2008, 10:26:34 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A master bathroom designed and built by Charlie Allen Restorations for an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge has been named 'Bathroom of the Year' in Boston Globe Magazine's 'Dream Home 2007' competition. The new bathroom was praised for its imaginative use of space and light, and a classically styled yet high tech design.

Smart Components(TM) from Style Crest(R) Offer Advanced Technology and Superior Efficiency in Manufactured Housing Heating and Air Conditioning
Tue, 27 Nov 2007, 11:23:44 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
FREMONT, Ohio - Nov. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Style Crest, Inc. has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award
Tue, 13 Nov 2007, 11:46:14 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. - Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charlie Allen Restorations has been recognized with the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Interiors for its meticulous renovation of an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge, MA. The Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM-NARI) presented the award on Wednesday, November 7.

Innovative Hawaii Hotel Construction Database Helps Consumers
Fri, 09 Nov 2007, 07:40:29 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Travel Hawaii LLC, a Hawaii-based Internet travel agency, has developed a database of Hawaii hotel construction and renovation projects designed to help consumers 'know before they go.' Customers can view all current construction projects and choose when it's best to schedule a Hawaii vacation and which hotels will be 'construction free.'

Colorado State University - Pueblo Contracts with Southern Bleacher to Jump-start Tradition with New Stadium
Thu, 08 Nov 2007, 08:53:05 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PUEBLO, Colo. - Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On September 6, 2008, The Thunderwolves of Colorado State University - Pueblo will be doing something they haven't done in 24 years - cheer on their football team. And, to mark the event, the Thunderwolves will be doing so in their newly constructed football stadium. Yes, strike up the band and bring on the cheerleaders, Southern Bleacher is going to deliver on a long-held dream by delivering a state-of-the art football stadium.

DaveCo Industries Drives it Home with New Stake Driving Tool Line
Tue, 23 Oct 2007, 15:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
GARLAND, Texas - Oct. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DaveCo Industries recently entered into an agreement to acquire the The Striker(TM) product line from Simmons Tool LLC. The deal gives DaveCo all rights to manufacture and market the innovative stake driving tools both domestically and abroad. Dealers are currently being established in the U.S. and Canada, while international channels are also under development.

New Gorell Hurricane Window Named 'Most Innovative Window'
Fri, 19 Oct 2007, 15:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
INDIANA, Pa. - Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gorell's new Armor Max Plus(TM) hurricane window was awarded a Crystal Achievement Award in the 'Most Innovative Window' category by Window & Door magazine. Armor Max Plus(TM) windows are designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather.

New Specially Designed Hurricane Windows Offer Maximum Protection, Energy Efficiency and More
Tue, 02 Oct 2007, 23:01:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
INDIANA, Pa. - Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gorell Windows & Doors has introduced an all-new line of hurricane windows that is especially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather. The new series, called Armor Max Plus(TM), is made in the U.S. and includes a double-hung model with tilt-in sash, a two-lite lift-out slider and a picture window.

CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert
Mon, 01 Oct 2007, 17:28:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. Dr. Gerber is a specialist in architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology.

Consumers Seeking Home Improvements Can Research and Screen Contractors through Unique Web Site
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 20:15:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
PALM BEACH, Fla. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Finding the right contractor can be a daunting experience and a new web site,, makes the process more streamlined; it connects consumers with local contractors. In lieu of today's shaky real estate economy, many homeowners are choosing to remodel and renovate their existing homes rather than selling in a slow-moving market.

Nearly 3,000 in Attendance as the Black Knights of Towanda Baptize Their New Stadium and Multipurpose Complex Constructed by Southern Bleacher
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 17:57:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
TOWANDA, Pa. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What better way to kick off a football season than to do so in winning fashion in front of nearly 3,000 spectators all seated in a newly constructed stadium and multipurpose complex? The Black Knights of Towanda, Pa. certainly can't think of a better way! And the Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, was pleased to partner with the dedicated architectural firm Highland Associates.

University of Sioux Falls Selects Southern Bleacher and Millers Sellers Heroux to Give Them First Home Field Advantage
Thu, 20 Sep 2007, 19:42:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sept. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with architectural firm Miller Sellers Heroux, Southern Bleacher recently completed its portion of the impressive Sanford Health Sports Complex that includes the 2006 NAIA National Champion Cougar's football complex.

Advantage Trim and Lumber Announces the Release of Tigerwood Decking
Tue, 18 Sep 2007, 18:05:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sept. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Advantage Trim & Lumber today announced the release of Tigerwood Decking to finally give homeowners a low maintenance and long life deck material at a cheaper price than other hardwoods like Ipe. Tigerwood Decking gives homeowners an exotic hardwood deck that will last 25 years or longer.

Guardian Construction Chooses Vericom for Mobile Resource Management
Thu, 09 Aug 2007, 14:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
COLUMBIA, Md. - Aug. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vericom Technologies(R), Inc., a nationwide provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions to service organizations, announced today that Guardian Companies, Inc., a contracting company specializing in utility, site development and heavy highway construction, has selected Vericom as its official MRM solutions provider.

Plumbing Enlightenment, Inc. Gives Contractors Ability to Outsource Estimating Services
Wed, 11 Jul 2007, 21:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CLEVELAND, Ohio - July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plumbing Enlightenment, Inc., the newest member of the Enlightenment family of businesses, announces a new company that provides a plumbing outsource estimating service to contractors. Plumbing Enlightenment, Inc. understands the challenge and cost involved in finding a skilled individual to fill the position of a full-time estimator.

Southern Staircase acquires Stair Parts, Incorporated
Fri, 22 Jun 2007, 14:44:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Staircase, a leading manufacturer of pre-assembled staircase systems, recently announced the purchase of Stair Parts, Incorporated, or SPI, of Adairsville, Ga. SPI manufactures wooden staircase components such as newels, balusters and stair treads. The sale was announced on May 10th.

Home Improvement Site All Around the Home's Magical New Partnership
Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 21:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Customer-focused home improvement site All Around the Home has officially become a staple for Southern California internet bound homeowners. Magic Builders is one of many Los Angeles County contractors who have signed with AATH since the beginning of 2007. Homeowners in the LA County area are sure to be able to find quality contractors for all of their home improvement needs.

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Featured on Three National Magazine Covers
Tue, 19 Jun 2007, 21:45:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. - June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A kitchen designed by Arclinea Boston has been named winner of Boston Magazine's Home & Garden 2007 Dream Kitchen Awards in the contemporary category. The Cambridge space was recognized for offering all of the accouterments of the professional kitchen as well as a smart and flexible modern design seamlessly integrated into a traditional, historic home.

Concrete Masonry Building Products in New York State Offer Quality Assurance Certification
Fri, 15 Jun 2007, 16:16:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
ALBANY, N.Y. - June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE -- Builders in the state of New York can now rely on a unique quality assurance program for concrete masonry building products. Nicholas F. Carparelli, Executive Director of the New York State Concrete Masonry Association (NYSCMA) said, 'We're raising the bar for building construction products and posing a major hurdle for other products that don't meet the same high standards.'

Florida International University Selects Southern Bleacher and Odebrecht to Build Their Dream Stadium
Fri, 11 May 2007, 21:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
MIAMI, Fla. - May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with lead contractor Odebrecht of Coral Gables, Florida, Southern Bleacher will provide seating for Florida International University's vast stadium expansion. 'This will be the crown jewel of FIU's athletic department,' Athletic Director Pete Garcia said. 'The stadium will be the vehicle that will take the athletic department to the next level.'

Know Mold Corporation Introduces New Product to Protect Builders and Homeowners
Tue, 01 May 2007, 14:26:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
CHICAGO, Ill. - May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While mold damage continues to be a growing problem, the Know Mold Corporation, an Illinois-based corporation, is taking a proactive role by offering a new product - KnowMold(TM) - to prevent mold before it becomes a pest. According to a study conducted by the University of Arizona, mold is present in every home; Illinois has the highest count of mold spores in the nation. Introduces New Virtual Mosaic Designer that Customizes Client Color
Mon, 30 Apr 2007, 17:24:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
HOUSTON, Texas - Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mosaic Tile Supplies, LLC, a Texas-based producer and importer of high-quality mosaic tile, announces the addition of a new design tool - 'The Maximizer' - an online, Flash-based application that offers customers the ability to create custom mosaic tile blends for interior design and new building projects.

Largest Glass Tile Mural in America Wins Spectrum's First Prize at the Chicago Coverings Tile and Stone Exposition
Mon, 23 Apr 2007, 16:59:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DENVER, Colo. - Apr. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Spectrum Awards acknowledge and reward the most creative and amazing uses of ceramic tile in residential and commercial projects; this year, Keith DeWald, founder of Becoming Tile, LLC, takes first place for the exterior mosaic mural on the Hong-Kong based, Wing Lung Bank, in the busy financial section of Alhambra, CA.

Despite New Construction Woes Altamont Homes Continues to Grow and Diversify
Wed, 18 Apr 2007, 15:26:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
MARTINEZ, Calif. - Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- There has been much recent press about the decline in new homes sales for the first part of 2007, but Altamont Homes, Inc., a licensed general contractor, has not been negatively affected; the company has recently expanded to seven western states - California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.

Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility
Wed, 18 Apr 2007, 14:39:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
TEHACHAPI, Calif. - Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA - Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.

Gorell Again Receives Energy Star's Highest Recognition - Partner of the Year 'Sustained Excellence' Award
Fri, 23 Mar 2007, 16:24:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
INDIANA, Pa. - Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gorell Windows & Doors has once again been recognized as the only window and door manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year 'Sustained Excellence' Award. Gorell received the award for the second consecutive year-from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the EPA-for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

New Aspirating Smoke Detection Technology in USA is in a 'Class' by Itself
Fri, 23 Mar 2007, 13:35:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
PORTLAND, Ore. - Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AirSense Technology, leading manufacturer of aspirating smoke detection systems, introduces to the North American market patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology for Aspirating Smoke Detectors. The unique technology employed in the AirSense Stratos Series Aspirating Smoke Detection System uses relative sensitivity to establish appropriate alarm thresholds.

Patented Energy Saving System for Recovering Wasted Heat in Boiler Rooms
Mon, 12 Mar 2007, 20:45:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ST. JOHN, Ind. - Mar. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Scientific Research Inc. is introducing a new energy saving system, based on the patents 4,759,195 and 5,878,588. The Wasted Thermal Energy Recovery System is designed to recover heat from boiler rooms, which are found all over the world. It is easy to see that The Wasted Thermal Energy Recovery System saves both money and tremendous energy.

CA Boom 4's Prefab Zone to Bring Modernist Prefab Manufacturers and Would-Be Buyers Under One Roof
Fri, 02 Feb 2007, 22:15:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For decades, prefab homes were supposed to be the next big thing - never mind that they were found primarily on the pages of design magazines or in architects' sketchbooks. What a difference a year makes. 'Modernist Prefab' is no longer a concept but is now a reality.

The People Have Spoken! TMS Architects Wins NH AIA People's Choice Award
Thu, 01 Feb 2007, 21:30:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TMS Architects are proud to announce that the firm was a recent recipient of a prestigious People's Choice Award presented by the NH Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in association with its annual awards program. The award was presented for a private residence designed by TMS principal William Soupcoff located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Wisconsin Dells Resort adds 30 Condominium Units with its Phase III Development
Wed, 31 Jan 2007, 23:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. - Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Renaissance Resort and Spa, luxury vacation condominium resort on Lake Delton, will add thirty additional units with its phase III addition, 'Renaissance Retreat,' scheduled for June 2007 completion. Renaissance Resort & Spa is a thirty million-dollar development located on prime waterfront property on one of Wisconsin's most desirable lakes.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Moves to Larger Site in March 2007
Fri, 26 Jan 2007, 15:12:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts.

TMS Architects Build for the Future
Tue, 23 Jan 2007, 20:41:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John W. Merkle, AIA and William H. Soupcoff, AIA of TMS Architects are pleased to announce that two of the firm's project architects, Shannon C. Alther, AIA and Robert J. Carty, AIA have been made partners in the 23-year-old firm.

Fairytale Deal Transforms Builder's Surplus into Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
Mon, 22 Jan 2007, 13:58:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Who says wishes don't come true? Call it a fairytale ending, the ultimate Christmas gift, an answered prayer, or just good karma, but something magical happened at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) this past holiday season.

The Storage and Organization Industry Organizes Itself with New Association
Mon, 15 Jan 2007, 21:42:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
WHEATON, Ill. - Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The residential and commercial storage and organization industry has a new advocate. The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals is the new voice of this booming segment of the cabinet trades. Supported nationally, the ACSP is dedicated to creating industry standards, certification, and building consumer awareness of the professional standards of the field.

3D Visualization Technology Helps Diverse Range of Businesses Innovate
Tue, 05 Dec 2006, 20:21:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
DENVER, Colo. - Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Denver-based IDEAVIZ, a subsidiary of Artist Rendering, Inc., is making an impact for a diverse range of businesses by using innovative 3D visualization and animation technology to bring new ideas to fruition. Since 2002, Artist Rendering, Inc. has worked with real-estate developers and architects in visualizing their future projects through high-impact 3D renderings and animations.

Southern Bleacher Wins Renovation Contract for Historic Cotton Bowl
Mon, 04 Dec 2006, 14:15:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, Texas - Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is excited to announce that they recently won the Request for Proposals from Heery International, Inc. to be a subcontractor in the undertaking of the renovation of the historic 75-year old Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park in Dallas.

CADFORCE, Inc. Announces $3.1 Million in Venture Capital Financing
Fri, 01 Dec 2006, 20:49:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners' August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million. Rincon and the Tech Coast Angels also participated in the Series B. In addition, CADFORCE's Board of Directors has chosen to keep the Series B round open for additional investment of $1.4 million.

Altamont Homes Introduces Modular Mansions through Partnership with Award-Winning Architect
Tue, 28 Nov 2006, 00:11:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Altamont Homes, Inc., located in Martinez, Calif., is filling a void in the California construction market - custom modular homes - and is excited to announce that they will be teaming up with award-winning architect, Douglas Cutler, AIA.

'Vandal Shields' Prove to be a Tough Defense against Vandalism
Tue, 14 Nov 2006, 13:52:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vandalism is a problem that is spreading everywhere, from large metropolitan cities to rural housing communities. The growing trend of vandalizing outdoor lighting fixtures has caused an alarming increase in safety issues, liability, and maintenance costs. Aero Thermic Shields has spent years partnering with city officials, housing authorities, park departments, and electric utilities to help prevent lighting vandalism and save money.

Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. to Offer Free Set of Shed Plans
Fri, 03 Nov 2006, 16:07:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
JAMAICA, Vt. - Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For a limited time Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. is offering a free set of step by step plans for an 8x10 post and beam shed to anyone who signs up for the Funky Chicken Newsletter. The offer can be found on the website and the wooden cottage plans are made available for immediate download after the subscription is confirmed.

Arclinea Boston Wins Two Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards
Tue, 31 Oct 2006, 20:40:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston was a multiple award winner at the 2006 Qualified Remodeler Master Design awards held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. A kitchen in Weston, Massachusetts was named Silver Award winner in the Kitchens Over $100,000 category, while the model kitchen for the 360 Newbury condominium development, located in Boston's Back Bay, won the Silver Award for Kitchens $50,000 to $100,000.

SK&I Receives Builder's Choice and AIA/DC Chapter Awards for Metro
Mon, 16 Oct 2006, 20:34:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
BETHESDA, Md. - Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2006: The Metro, designed by SK&I Architectural Design Group (, has been named the recipient of two awards this fall: the Builder's Choice Award of Merit and the AIA/DC Chapter Award of Merit.

Imaginative Development Brings New Homes, Resort Living, Event Center and 4-Diamond Lodge to Wimberley, Texas
Tue, 10 Oct 2006, 23:02:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
AUSTIN, Texas - Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Homebuyers looking for a weekend getaway or active retirement residence can end their search in Wimberley, Texas, just 45 minutes southwest of Austin. There, a partnership of commercial and residential builders and developers will bring RiverRock Resort & Residences ( to market in the next two months.

Altamont Homes Leads the Way with New Technique in Affordable Home Construction
Tue, 03 Oct 2006, 16:07:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Altamont Homes, Inc., in Martinez, Calif., is the leading provider of a new type of housing being offered in California and surrounding states - Off-site Built Homes. Off-site Built Homes, also known as True Modular homes, are built in accordance with the same building codes which traditional on-site built homes are constructed - the Uniform Building Code (UBC) or International Building Code (IBC).

Southern Bleacher is Victorious at Trojan Stadium
Fri, 29 Sep 2006, 22:10:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
CHAMBERSBURG, Penn. - Sept. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Tex., scored a win with its recent completion of Trojan Stadium in Chambersburg, Penn. The new stadium, which has a total seating capacity of over 7,000, is sure to entice more crowds and welcome home and visiting-team fans, alike.

Southern Bleacher Gives the University of Arkansas Outdoor Track Stadium a Run for its Money
Sat, 12 Aug 2006, 00:20:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Aug. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, recently completed upgrades and state-of-the-art renovations to the outdoor track stadium for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. The stadium, named the John McDonnell Outdoor Track Stadium, has a seating capacity of 6,325 and a total project cost of $6 million.

Southern Bleacher Scores a Touchdown for Stanford University with New Football Stadium
Fri, 11 Aug 2006, 20:53:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
STANFORD, CA - Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, has constructed, in part, a brand new football stadium for the University of Stanford in California that is scheduled to open in September of 2006. In June of 2005, Stanford University's Board of Trustees gave preliminary approval for a major re-building of Stanford Stadium; the 85,500-seat facility has been the home of Stanford Football since 1921.

Southern Bleacher Hits a Home Run with the Newly-Constructed U.S. Naval Bishop Baseball Stadium
Fri, 11 Aug 2006, 18:15:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, recently completed construction of the U.S. Naval Academy Bishop Baseball Stadium in Annapolis, MD. The new stadium seats 938 and boasts chair seats and navy blue risers. In addition, there is a spacious concession stand of 10 by 30 feet.

Holes without the Hassle: New Templates for Spiral Saws Make Cutting Holes Stress Free
Tue, 08 Aug 2006, 18:34:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DENVER, CO - Aug. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Formed by a group of contractors who became tired of struggling with dry-wall headaches, Praxis Products LLC recently launched a product line that promises to deliver an easier way to cut holes and save time.

Sharrow Consulting Group Expands to Help Homebuilders Manage Change
Thu, 27 Jul 2006, 15:09:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - July 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sharrow Consulting Group (SCG) is expanding its people services to help homebuilders manage change through tapping the full potential of their workforces. Creating a winning strategy is important, but defining and managing the change needed to succeed is where 70-75% of companies fail.

Polygal Announced Energy Advanced Glazing
Fri, 21 Jul 2006, 18:32:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
CHARLOTTE, NC - July 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Polygal Plastics Industries Ltd., the world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Polycarbonate and Polypropylene structured sheets and advanced glazing systems has announced its energy-advanced Polycoolite(TM) is now available in Triple Wall, 16mm sheets for skylights and solarium environments.

Sharrow Consulting Group Helps Home Builders Sell in a Tightening Market
Thu, 06 Jul 2006, 15:34:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - July 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the addition of Jerry Costanzo as VP and Associate Partner, Sharrow Consulting Group (SCG) is expanding its homebuilder services to include sales and marketing expertise.

Regional Concrete-Cutting Company Increases Sales through Consumer Education
Wed, 21 Jun 2006, 20:02:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
BOSTON, MA - June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Affordable Concrete Cutting, based in Saugus, MA, but servicing the greater New England area, is laying the foundation for a loyal customer following through education and communication. Affordable Concrete Cutting now services over 1000 satisfied customers every year - homeowners and contractors.

TIC International's Construction Services Division Has Officially Changed Its Name to Synergen Consulting International
Wed, 24 May 2006, 18:06:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
HOUSTON, TX - May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Technology and Industry Consultants (TIC International) has announced that its Construction Services Division has changed its name to Synergen Consulting International. This change was brought about by record growth in recent years of the firm's already established Construction Management and Claims Consulting Divisions, as well as the addition of a recently acquired Financial and Business Consulting Division.

VIGILAIR Systems, Inc. Earns DHS 'Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology' Designation
Tue, 16 May 2006, 21:44:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC - May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated the VIGILAIR(R) Biodefense System as a QATT (Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology), in accordance with the SAFETY Act of 2002.

'Best Inn in North America 2006' - Top Honors Again Go to Luxury Boutique-style Inn
Fri, 21 Apr 2006, 17:16:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
COLUMBIA, MD - Apr. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Inn at Peralynna Manor, a small Maryland Luxury Inn, is voted by guests and recognized by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine, 'Best Overall Bed and Breakfast/Inn in North America 2006.' For the past two years, 2005 and 2006, Peralynna has taken top honors in competition with 33,000 Inns and B & B's in the US and Canada. In 2004, Peralynna was recognized by Arrington's as 'Best Inn in the USA.'

UltiMount(TM) Coastal Post Mount Meets AC174, Works with Most Post Systems and Withstands Harsh Environments
Thu, 06 Apr 2006, 17:36:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Apr. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- American Way Manufacturing introduces a universal post mount for decking that meets AC174 performance guidelines and is engineered for long-life in harsh environments. Meeting AC174 is assurance that UltiMount(TM) Coastal post mounts conform to structural load ratings and deflection performance criteria of applicable building codes and testing methods for guardrail/handrail strength.

Montecito Property Company wins Silver as No. 2 Condo Converter in the Nation
Thu, 30 Mar 2006, 01:22:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
NEW YORK, NY and PHOENIX, AZ - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the competitive real estate micro-world of condominium conversion, a spirited strategy of acquisition and classy conversion has put Montecito Property Company at the top for the second time in less than two years.

Arclinea Boston Winner of Recent Kitchen Design Awards
Tue, 28 Mar 2006, 16:37:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
BOSTON, MA - Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three Massachusetts kitchens designed by Arclinea Boston have been named winners in recent design contests. The kitchens, in Cambridge, Lincoln, and Chestnut Hill, demonstrate Arclinea's commitment to superior functionality and meticulous design, customized in each case to meet individual client needs and to complement adjacent living areas and the architecture of the larger home.

The 2006 Luxury Living Awards Winners Announced
Thu, 23 Mar 2006, 01:15:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
BOSTON, MA - Mar. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The winners of the 2nd annual Luxury Living Awards were announced Thursday, March 16th at a gala event at Westin Copley Place, produced by HomeWorks Sourcebook. Over 370 attendees, including design professionals, homeowners, and the media, were on hand to congratulate this year's exceptionally beautiful winning projects.

CADFORCE Secures $1.7 Million in Series A Funding Led By Santa Barbara-Based Venture Capital Firm, Rincon Venture Partners
Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 08:35 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CADFORCE, Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of outsourced CAD drafting services for architects and homebuilders, has secured a $1.7 million Series A round of financing led by Rincon Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, based in Santa Barbara, CA. The Series A round also included members of Southern California's Tech Coast Angels, and a handful of other industry insiders. Douglas Webster, Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at MCI, and Jim Andelman, General Partner at Rincon Venture Partners, will join Robert Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE, on the Board.

Posse Construction Joins Metallic Building Company As Authorized Builder
Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 03:16 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Posse Construction Services LLC today announced that it is now an official Authorized Builder for Metallic Building Company. The construction company based out of Washington D.C., currently has customers in Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. Historically, Posse Construction Services has served in the residential remodeling and restoration arena.

ABS and Unify Partner to Serve the Complete Homebuilder Supply Chain
Mon, 13 Feb 2006, 04:53 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Associated Builder Solutions (ABS), providing homebuilders with executive search and business consulting since 1968 announces an alliance with Unify International, specialists in improving operations and construction systems with builders and trade contractors.

Belanger and Foley, Inc. Begins Second Major Project in Lowell, MA
Mon, 6 Feb 2006, 01:04 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA - Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Belanger and Foley, Inc., a full service architectural, planning and design firm, announced today that the construction of the new Longmeadow Golf Club in Tewksbury MA, is on schedule and on budget. The project represents the second major project designed by Belanger & Foley in the last twelve months. The first project, the design and planning of the Bishop McNamara Center at Lowell Catholic High School, was initiated in March, 2005, and is ahead of schedule.

2005 A Banner Year For SK&I
Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 06:34 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BETHESDA, MD - Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SK&I Architectural Design Group (SK&I), a residential and mixed-use architectural design firm, announced 2005 as a record year for industry awards, project completions and new project announcements.

Home Sweet Home - New Organization Protects the Public from Bad Contractors
Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 06:43 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's a rare house that doesn't need help before it's put up for sale or when a new owner moves in. Residents who had problems finding qualified contractors can now put their trust in a new organization called American Association of Service Contractors (AASC). - Search Engine for New Construction Launches
Thu, 15 Dec 2005, 12:55 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
BOCA RATON, FL - Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The booming residential real estate market has created an unprecedented surge in new construction and condominium conversions across South Florida and around the country, according to New Home Construction Search, Inc. Keeping up with the thousands of new construction projects has proven a difficult task for real estate agents and even large brokers.

October Housing Construction Trends Report Released by Forefront Economics Inc.
Tue, 29 Nov 2005, 03:58 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
BEAVERTON, OR - Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Forefront Economics Inc., publisher of the Housing Construction Trends Report, released their analysis of trends in residential units permitted for construction through October today. 'Pockets of weakness observed last month in the underlying trend in housing units permitted for construction have spread to now include several areas,' said Mark Thompson, President of Forefront Economics Inc.

Sharrow Group and Robichaud Financial Expand Services by Forming Associated Builder Solutions, LLC
Tue, 22 Nov 2005, 01:53 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - Nov. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sharrow Group, providing executive search and business consulting to the homebuilding industry since 1968, and Robichaud Financial Services, M&A, investment banking, and mortgage specialists, announce the formation of Associated Builder Solutions, LLC (ABS). ABS will offer homebuilders a single source of proven expertise to maximize their operations and therefore the value of their companies.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Launches New Garbage Shed
Fri, 18 Nov 2005, 03:26 ESTEdited by Beverly West
BURLINGTON, VT - Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., a premier builder of fine garden buildings based in Jamaica, Vermont, today announced the launch of the 2x4 Garbage Shed, an attractive and versatile cottage that is the perfect size for two fatty garbage cans.

Arclinea Boston Wins Gold Award at 2005 Prism Awards
Mon, 14 Nov 2005, 01:01 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BOSTON, MA - Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston received the Gold Award for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 at the 2005 Builders Association of Greater Boston PRISM Awards, held on Thursday, October 27, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The kitchen - known as the 'Arlington Chef's Dream Kitchen' - was designed by Arclinea Boston project manager Mercedes Farrando in collaboration with the Arlington-based architecture firm Feinmann Inc.

Unique Home Design Trend Becoming Popular in the U.S.
Thu, 10 Nov 2005, 04:34 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, CA - Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A unique product from Japan has recently become very popular with new home builders in the United States, says Rain Chains Direct. Called 'rain chains,' these copper gutter products replace the traditional downspout on a household gutter with a series of copper cups. Although they have been around for hundreds of years in Japan, an sold in U.S. for over five years, the product has only recently been thrust into the public awareness by television shows such as 'Monster House.'

Stebnitz Builders Named 2005 National 'Best of the Best' Design Award Winner by Professional Remodeler Magazine
Mon, 7 Nov 2005, 06:20 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
DELAVAN, WI - Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stebnitz Builders, a design-build home remodeling company serving homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin, has received Professional Remodeler's 2005 'Best of the Best' national design award for whole-house remodeling over $501,000.00. The award recognizes outstanding design, quality construction and exceptional value in a remodeling project.

Use Of NASA Technology From Tech Traders, Inc. Can Save Homeowners 20% Or More On Heating Costs This Winter
Thu, 27 Oct 2005, 04:30 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FEDERAL WAY, WA - Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Energy rates are predicted to rise 75% for heating oil and 35% for natural gas this winter and these hefty increases are taking a toll on the American pocketbook. The average homeowner can now use NASA developed insulating technology to help keep those costs down with INSULADD(R) from Tech Traders, Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida. This effective product transforms everyday house paint into energy saving insulation with the stroke of a brush.

Arecont Systems, Inc. Targets Franchise Restaurant Industry for Building Automation System
Fri, 21 Oct 2005, 01:03 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
TUCSON, AZ - Oct. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arecont Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial facility automation systems, has distinguished themselves from their competitors by taking a non-traditional approach to new customers. Arecont Vice President, Michael Burdett says "Everyone knows that building automation systems are a necessity in large commercial and industrial facilities. Our solutions are excellent in these applications too; however very few companies can offer cost-effective solutions to small commercial businesses that frequently operate on narrow margins and can't wait for a 10 year ROI."

Buildings Stand Up to Multiple Hurricanes - Valuables Stored in Metal Buildings Weather the Storms
Wed, 12 Oct 2005, 02:44 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Catastrophic hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Cindy, and Dennis left a trail of destruction throughout the southeastern United States, damaging thousands of traditional building types. U.S. Buildings received overwhelmingly positive feedback from building customers as well as countless referrals from customers whose arch type steel buildings stood up to the storms, according to Marketing Director, Steve Tosch.

Sharrow Group Combines with Robichaud Associates to Give Homebuilders New Merger and Acquisition Support
Tue, 4 Oct 2005, 12:04 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sharrow Group, with its broad-based solutions for improving homebuilder performance, and Robichaud Associates, with its proven expertise in planning and implementing M & A strategies, are merging to deliver comprehensive, timely value to homebuilders.

Borrego Solar Systems Completes Solar Solution for CityMark Development's Egyptian Project
Fri, 16 Sep 2005, 02:59 EDTEdited by Beverly West
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - September 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the design and installation of commercial, residential and public sector turnkey, grid-connected solar electric systems, today announced that they have completed the design and installation of a solar electric system for CityMark Development's new and innovative housing development The Egyptian, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, California.

Norki Energy Systems Rescues Businesses from Soaring Energy Prices
Wed, 31 Aug 2005, 03:10 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With gas and oil prices spiraling out of control and old man winter fast approaching, Norki Energy Systems of Poughkeepsie, New York, is offering an alternative heating system to businesses that generate used oil.

New Floors That Creak and Look Like Those From an Old Southern Mansion for 'The Sanctuary' at Kiawah Island, S.C.
Tue, 9 Aug 2005, 10:37 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
VENTURA, Calif. and KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Patina Old World Floors was instructed by their client to create floors to look like they came from an old Southern mansion and creak like such old floors should. By using old world hand finishing methods coupled with modern technology, they did exactly that for the new 5 star luxury resort, 'The Sanctuary' at Kiawah Island, S.C. that opened in the second half of 2004.

New York State Auto Dealers Tout New COOL-SPACE as Coolest Thing Since the Air Conditioner
Thu, 28 Jul 2005, 01:59 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New York State Automobile Dealers Association has endorsed Norki Energy System's new COOL-SPACE(TM) Portable Evaporative Cooler. The NYSADA applauded the newest product of the Poughkeepsie, New York Company in its recent industry newsletter. The article touted COOL-SPACE as an economical solution to work spaces that are challenging to keep cool, 'yielding happier employees during the hot summer months.'

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Installed in Much Anticipated New Residential Developments
Fri, 24 Jun 2005, 10:32 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BOSTON, Mass. - June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston (, the first flagship showroom in the United States for kitchens designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, will provide custom designer kitchens for three upcoming condominium developments throughout Boston, including Yoo D4 by Starck in the South End, 360 Newbury in the Back Bay, and First+First in South Boston.

Sharrow Group Helps Homebuilders Optimize Mortgage Programs
Fri, 17 Jun 2005, 01:44 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ROCHESTER, NY - June 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the addition of Jim Graf as VP and Partner, the Sharrow Group ( is expanding its homebuilder services to include all aspects of profitable in-house mortgage programs. According to Graf, 'A well-designed mortgage program can reduce construction cycles by up to four weeks and give builders more control over closing dates, carrying costs and customer satisfaction. That's in addition to increasing total profits by at least one percent per home.'

THE MACX LLC, a Building Products Distributor in Fort Myers, Introduces ProCell Dock and Deck Systems to South and Central Florida
Wed, 15 Jun 2005, 03:53 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FORT MYERS, Fla. - June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- THE MACX LLC ( has formed an alliance with ProCell LLC of Foley AL. for the exclusive distribution of their 'new generation' composite dock and deck products in South and Central Florida. Caloosa Yacht and Racket Club in Fort Myers, an upscale yachting community, recently selected ProCell for a complete renovation of their marina.

Research Reveals Builders Don't Listen - Help is on the Way!
Tue, 7 Jun 2005, 12:05 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
DELAVAN, WI - June 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stebnitz Builders, a family-owned design-build home remodeling company, announced today that it has implemented a methodology called 'Procedural Listening,' which is a proprietary discipline that ensures all client communication is documented and passed throughout the entire organization.

Housing Construction Trends Report Goes National
Wed, 1 Jun 2005, 12:16 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BEAVERTON, Ore. - June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Forefront Economics Inc. ( announced today the launch of national coverage for their Housing Construction Trends Report (HCTR). The monthly report presents trends in single and multi-family housing units permitted for construction at the state, county, and metropolitan area levels. Permit history and analysis can also be downloaded from the HCTR website.

Newforma, Inc. Announces Interoperability Consultant Certification Program for AECO Industry
Tue, 3 May 2005, 10:37 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
MANCHESTER, NH - May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In its ongoing customer-centric process, Newforma, Inc., a newly established software development company serving the architectural, engineering, construction, and owner/operator (AECO) industry, announced today the Newforma Interoperability Consultant(SM) (NIC) Program. The NIC Program certifies industry consultants to provide Newforma software deployment, training and consulting services, ensuring smooth, high-quality technical implementation and faster time-to-benefits for Newforma customers. It is a vital step in fulfilling Newforma's mission to facilitate the seamless flow of information between every AECO role across both project and business processes.

Innovative Modular Solutions Once Again Captures First Place Award From International Modular Building Institute
Mon, 2 May 2005, 10:42 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Innovative Modular Solutions (, a leading provider of high quality modular buildings, will announce at its Spring Training Meeting that it once again received the highest award at the Modular Building Institute's Award Banquet in Las Vegas last month. IMS has received a first place in each year that it provided an entry 2000, 2002 and 2004.

© send2press Arclinea Boston Wins 'Best In Show' at Luxury Living Awards
Wed, 20 Apr 2005, 10:16 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BOSTON, MA -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston and Feinmann, Inc. were presented with the 'Best in Show' award at the first annual Luxury Living Awards in Boston on April 6, for their design of a spectacular kitchen in Arlington, Massachusetts, referred to as the 'Arlington Chef's Dream Kitchen.'

Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. Expands Eastern Regional Operations
Thu, 7 Apr 2005, 05:00 ESTEdited by Beverly West
AKRON, OH -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. ( a full-service construction-litigation support firm, specializing in construction defect claims, general construction investigation, and dispute resolution, has expanded its eastern regional operations, adding increased client services, educational seminars, as well as two new southeastern offices.

Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Gain Unique Affordable Housing
Thu, 24 Mar 2005, 10:53 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
MEADOWS PLACE, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ -- TexSigns, Inc. (TSI) has announced that by the end of March, 2005, construction will be completed on a wing in the new Meadow Place Senior Village. This will fulfill a long sought after goal to achieve true accessibility in housing according to ADA guidelines. Located in Meadows Place, Texas, which is in the southwest corridor of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the project is the only one of its kind.

Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects Take Phoenix's New Club Palazzo from Wedding Days into Disco Nights
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 01:05 ESTEdited by Beverly West
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and PHOENIX, Az. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects (, a world leader in the creation of ultraviolet visual effects for themed architectural and entertainment based venues, today announced that they will provide UV sensitive dual- image scenic art and high powered UV lighting fixtures for world renowned designer Steven Rodgers' new club Palazzo, Phoenix's premiere wedding spot and now hottest nightclub.

Mr. Service Home and Repair Announces New Unlimited Home Service Package Which Includes Plumbing, Electric, and A/C Services
Thu, 10 Mar 2005, 05:35 ESTEdited by Beverly West
MIAMI, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Mr. Service Home and Repair Corp. (, a Miami-based company, which has been developing and delivering high quality outsourced property maintenance solutions for residential property owners since 1998, today announced their new Gold Card membership package which includes unlimited plumbing, electric and A/C service for one low membership fee of $199 a year.

Sharrow Group Helps Home Builders Assess the Cost of Turnover
Wed, 9 Mar 2005, 08:00 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ - Sharrow Group, a national executive search and consulting firm serving the home building industry, announces an innovative, online Turnover Cost Calculator to help builders understand the true impact of turnover on their bottom line. With home building turnover averaging 20 to 25% annually, successful companies know the competitive advantage of reducing its cost.

Spinning Straw Into Homes: Necessity Housing to Build Ten 'Straw Panel' Residences in Sri Lanka
Fri, 14 Jan 2005, 03:41 ESTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
LOS ANGELES, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Necessity Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in developing areas around the globe, recently received land and donations adding up to $50,000 for construction of a ten home village in Sri Lanka. The homes will be built out of materials made from straw, an abundant, annually renewable material.

By News Article Editor: Beverly West
Dwyer Engineering Opens New Maryland Location Serving the Greater Washington D.C./Baltimore Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 2, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Dwyer Engineering (, a premiere mechanical and electrical engineering firm based on the East Coast, today announced the January, 2005 opening of its new location in Burtonsville, Maryland, just 10 miles north of Washington, DC.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Sharrow Group Organizes to Solve Homebuilders' Big Issues
ROCHESTER, NY - October 15, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Sharrow Group (, an integrated business consulting and executive search firm for residential builders and developers, has doubled the size of its consulting group with additional seasoned industry executives skilled in helping companies build performance.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association to hold National Conference in Fort Lauderdale September 23-25
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - September 17, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- More apropos than anybody could have imagined when originally scheduled prior to this year's devastating hurricane season, the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association will meet for their annual national conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thursday, September 23 through Saturday, September 25, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
CADFORCE Shares Secrets of Outsourced Drafting at 2004 AIA Conference
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. - September 9, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- CADFORCE (, the market leader in outsourced drafting services, will host Outsourcing 101 - A Crash Course, at the 2004 AIA Desert Practice Conference. Controversial yet wildly popular, outsourcing has become a major topic in both the design industry and national news.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
New Weapon in the War on Terrorism from FP Technologies Protects New York City Buildings from Bio-Weapons
NEW YORK, NY - Aug. 5, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Financial institutions, key government buildings and hospitals are using a new technology for protection against terrorists using biological weapons. The VIGILAIR™ technology from FP Technologies, Inc. ( safeguards against attacks in which biological agents, such as anthrax, are released inside or near a building.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
The Montecino - Florida Riverfront Property Attracts National Attention
BRADENTON, FL - July 16, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Emercor Holdings, LLC announces their plans for the development of a luxury waterfront resident community in Manatee County, Florida. The Mediterranean style riverfront development, named 'The Montecino,' consists of 48 condominiums and will be a gated community built on six well-preserved acres located on the Manatee River in Ellenton, FL. It is conveniently located just off US Hwy 301, near I-75 and the Ellenton Outlet Mall. Emercor reports that it expects pre-sales to commence within the next 30 to 60 days.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Rivet Setting Tool System Invented by an Omaha Man
OMAHA, NE - June 30, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- ASAR Tool, Incorporated ( has developed a tool capable of setting self-tapping rivets, invented by Pepper Aasgaard of Omaha, NE. The new rivet setting tool, which is patent-pending, grips and rotates the self-tapping rivets which cut through sheet metal and fastens in one step. This tool has a potential to save a tremendous amount of time and labor in the sheet metal industry.

News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
The Motorola Foundation and Viva Technology Join Forces with 6th Graders at Highland Oaks Middle School in Miami, Florida
Miami, Fla. - April 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Motorola Foundation joins forces with the national acclaimed Viva Technology program produced by HENAAC ( at Highland Oaks Middle School, Miami, FL on Friday, April 23, 2004, from 9:30 a.m. 3:40 p.m. One hundred 6th graders, their parents and teachers will participate in Viva Technology's innovative engineering awareness program which motivates students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology, a mission supported by the Motorola Foundation.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Gorell Enterprises Named 2004 National Energy Star Partner Of The Year
INDIANA, PA - March 18, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Gorell Enterprises has been named the 2004 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the Department of Energy and the EPA. This prestigious award, given annually to just one window manufacturer in the country, was given to Gorell for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by making and promoting energy-efficient products. A partner in the program since 1999, Gorell is being honored for its leadership in manufacturing and promoting windows and doors that earn the ENERGY STAR label.

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
AT&T And Lucent To Host More Than 100 Gifted High School Students And Their Parents To Attend Science And Technology Event At Princeton University In N.J.
'Protecting Vulnerable Subjects -- Theory, Practice, and Compliance'
PRINCETON, NJ - Feb. 26, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC), is bringing its nationally acclaimed Viva Technology program to the Northeast for the first time, with support from the AT&T and Lucent Foundations.

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
AAA Screening Service Launches Contractor Screening Service(sm) to Protect Consumers from Home Improvement Fraud
MISSION, KS - February 6, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Today, AAA Screening Service, Inc. announced the availability of Contractor Search Reports(sm) that offers a quick, convenient way for consumers to protect their family and home during home improvement projects. Reports help ensure protection from such items as criminals, sex offenders, inexperienced workers, liabilities, liens, fraud and more.

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
SK&I Announces Use & Occupancy Permit Granted for Edgemoor Condominium
BETHESDA, MD - January 21, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- SK&I Architectural Design Group, LLC (SK&I) announced today that the Montgomery County Permitting Services office has granted the Use and Occupancy Certificate for The Edgemoor, a condominium residence located at 4821 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, Maryland. The granting of this permit marks the final project milestone, which enables the residents to begin moving into their units. The building has been sold out for approximately 8 months.

[Business News Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior Editor]
Accents in Water Artfully Integrates Serenity of Water into a Healthy Choice
ENGLEWOOD, CO - Dec. 1, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- After ten years of creating large, stainless steel, glass, copper and marble water features for major corporations and large medical facilities throughout the U.S., Accents in Water ( is pleased to announce smaller, affordable water features, suitable for any size office. The self-contained units can be located anywhere there is electrical power. Accents in Water's creations purify the air and create tranquility in offices.

[Newswire Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior News Editor]
SK&I Announces Topping Out for Metro & Desoto Buildings
BETHESDA, MD - Nov. 17, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- SK&I Architectural Design Group, LLC (SK&I - announced today the topping out of The Metro & The Desoto, located at 1444 and 1445 Church Street, NW, Washington DC. The Owner and Developer, PN Hoffman Construction Development, hosted a topping out party on November 7, 2003.

[Business News Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior Editor]
Restaurant Architectural and Engineering Companies Team-up to Solve Unique Installation Challenge
BOSTON, MA and LEESBURG, VA - (Send2Press Newswire) - Oct. 15, 2003 -- Dwyer Engineering ( announced today that the company has completed the design of mechanical and electrical systems for a new Bertucci's restaurant, located on the ground floor of the new research facility at Children's Hospital in Boston. MillenniuM Design Associates of Quincy, MA, is the restaurant's Architect, and Shawmut Construction of Boston is the General Contractor.

[Business News Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior Editor]
VANCOUVER, BC - (Send2Press Newswire) - October 7, 2003 -- EnerGreen Building Systems Ltd. (EnerGreen), the largest manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Canada, has recently become Canada's only wood-based SIP manufacturer to be listed by a US Evaluation Report for its panels. Evaluation Report ICC/NER-467, as published by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the United States' leading evaluation service and source of technical information on building codes, products and building technology, certifies that EnerGreen's SIP panels and building system will meet most US building code requirements, including those previously regulated by ICBO.

[Business News Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior Editor]
HAMBURG, GERMANY - Sept. 23, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Wierig International Inc. (Pink Sheets: WIICF) announced today the formal name and symbol change of the company. The company will now trade under the symbol WIICF. The name and symbol change were made pursuant to the signing of a series of agreements on Sept. 18th, wherein a business combination between Flugal Financial Services Ltd and Wierig International Inc. occurred.

[Business News Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior Editor]
BERLIN, GERMANY - Sept. 8, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Flugal Financial Services Ltd., (Pink sheets: FUGLF), a corporation organized under the Canada Business Corporations Act, announced today the signing of a series of agreements wherein a business combination between Flugal Financial Services Ltd and Wierig International Inc. will occur. In the agreements, Wierig International Inc. will acquire controlling interest of the entity and shall appoint an entirely new board of directors who will be responsible for the new company's management. According to the agreements, the new directors are to pass a resolution to officially change the company's name to Weirig International Inc.

[Newswire Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior PR News Editor]
MINNEAPOLIS, Mn.- July 17, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) K-Sun Corporation ( announces the introduction of its new MaxiSoft® PipeMarkerV2 Windows® based safety software for marking piping systems, valves, tags, conduit, hoses and cable. The MaxiSoft® safety identification solution is a cost-effective system for designing and printing safety compliant markers, signs, labels and tags in-house, on-demand.

[Edited by Carly Zander, Assoc. News Editor]
System Safely and Effectively Digests Petroleum Stains on Concrete
BALTIMORE, MD - June 18, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- American ReKrete today introduced American ReKrete Waterless Concrete Cleaner, an enzyme-based formula that safely and effectively digests petroleum-based stains from deep inside the porous surface of concrete leaving concrete looking new.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Jan. 8, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Express Designer(TM) is an inexpensive software package created to satisfy the more limited needs of many amateur and professional designers - from model builders to architects. It provides a 2D graphics alternative to the high priced CAD and drawing products at one end of the spectrum, and the low priced, often free paint products at the other end.

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