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Jun 01, 2018
Portland, Ore.

Ruby® Receptionists, a leading provider of remote receptionist services dedicated to helping small businesses grow, has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. ...

Apr 06, 2018

The Cap Screw™ is an ideal light duty interior and exterior screw. This screw makes all your small projects easier with the drawdown strength of the head and the clean finish.  Features include the Dome Head with rim and Cutting Ribbon underhead.  The Tapper Point, which consists of the Cork Screw Start and Blade Cutting Thread, is for easy piercing and alleviating strain on the material. The Tight Star Recess system grasps the U-Bit tightly and can be installed with one hand.  This feature is o ...

Apr 06, 2018

U2 released its IAPMO (ER 454) evaluation to become one of few fastener companies that are evaluated and comply with the International Building Code and Residential Building Code for corrosion resistance (AC233) and structural strength (AC257). U2 coating was one of the first, if not the only one, which has passed to the 2015 requirements; with ground contact at 0.6pcf ACQ treated lumber (ER 454).  U2 is the first which also offers chrome 6 free coating.  This reduces the risk for end users not ...

Apr 04, 2018

This project was a community-built Net-Zero home in Mount Pleasant, SC. Two homes were built side-by-side for this project, one with BlueskinVP™ (subject home) and one with a traditional weather resistive barrier (nationally recognized housewrap). Designing a Net-Zero home (NZEB) is not without challenges. One of the most important considerations is how to design an air tight building envelope that provides both a reliable, long lasting solution to air tightness and one that provides a durable b ...

Apr 04, 2018
Seattle, Washington

Seattle builders Build Urban (www.buildurban.com) recently tried a different kind of weather-resistive barrier in a single-family home it constructed in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood. The home, to be built on spec with investor funding, was designed to conform to Built Green 5-Star, the highest rating under the standard, requiring certification by an independent verifier. Tadashi Shiga, owner of Evergreen Certified (www.evergreencertified.com) and Northwest Energy Star and Built Green veri ...
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Dec 19, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif

Henry® Company, a leader in Building Envelope Systems®, has agreed to acquire Fortifiber®, LLC based in Fernley, Nevada, a leading manufacturer of weather-resistive moisture management systems, including housewrap, building paper and flashing tapes. The strategic acquisition of Fortifiber will reinforce the position of Henry® as the leading provider of complete Building Envelope Systems® encompassing below-grade, walls and roofing, both for residential and commercial construction applications. T ...

Feb 27, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore.

Ruby® Receptionists, a leading provider of friendly, live receptionist services to thousands of small businesses across the nation, today announced the availability of the Ruby Apple Watch App. Ruby enhances its product offerings with this latest addition to better serve the small business market and to provide customers added flexibility to stay in touch and run their businesses on the go. Apple Watch wearing customers can now take advantage of many functions found in Ruby’s robust mobile app r ...

Jan 11, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore.

Ruby® Receptionists, a leading provider of friendly, live receptionist services to thousands of small businesses across the nation, has been recognized by the Oregon business community and was named a Most Admired Company, Across All Industries, during The Portland Business Journal’s annual luncheon yesterday.  Ruby tied for number nine out of more than 360 companies who received votes for the Across All Industries category, sharing the honor with Elemental Technologies. Ruby was also designated ...

Jan 10, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore.

Ruby® Receptionists, a leading provider of friendly, live receptionist services to thousands of small businesses across the nation, today announced the availability of a powerful new feature, Choose Your Caller ID. With Ruby’s Mobile App and a cell phone, Choose Your Caller ID allows customers to select either their business number or personal number when making a call from their mobile phone. One phone can now do twice the work, eliminating the need and expense of a second phone dedicated to bu ...

Aug 01, 2011
Seattle, WA

In even the most well insulated homes, as much as 40% of the energy used to condition the interior spaces can be lost to uncontrolled airflow. Unlike traditional building wraps that resist only water and moisture, BlueskinVP also prevents energy-wasting air leakage, enabling significant energy savings.But just how much more effectively does BlueskinVP control airflow compared to other commonly used building wraps? Working with Dwell Development – a full service firm dedicated to building ecologi ...

Jul 11, 2016
Japan

Japan DIY Industry Association was established on July 18, 1977, as a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the DIY spirit and developing the related industries .On May 19, 1980 we were granted permission by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry(now Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to become incorporated as "Japan DIY Industry Association". We have 61 retail member companies which have more than 4,500 homecenter stores in total all over Japan. More than 40 ...

Oct 23, 2015
Dallas, TX

Remodelers, deck builders, contractors, carpenters, and other tradesmen gathered at Navy Pier in Chicago October 1-2, 2015, for the last show to be held in Chicago for the time being.  Attendees from all over the Midwest, nation, and from as far off as Russia, Japan, and Australia, made the trip to Chicago to gain LIVE training clinics and demonstrations from the industry’s most talented building and remodeling experts; network with peers at the many events including Dinner With New Friends, Wel ...

Aug 10, 2015
Dallas, TX

The Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE events are excited to announce the addition of Houzz to the show floor at all three upcoming events—Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE 2015 at Navy Pier in Chicago, JLC LIVE Northwest 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, and JLC LIVE New England 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  This partnership with Houzz will bring valuable opportunities and resources to our attendees, tailored to offer consumer insights that ...

Nov 18, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of ...

Nov 14, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Remodelers, deck builders, replacement contractors, builders, architects, and other residential construction professionals gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center October 22 – 24 for the all-new industry mega event Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE to train, network, and buy / source new products and services from the nearly 300 building product manufacturers that exhibited at the show. The three-day conference and two-day exhibit hall kicked off with the revitalized Business Developmen ...

Nov 14, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Residential construction professionals congregated in Chicago at McCormick Place October 16 – 18 to learn, network with peers and other industry professionals, and buy / source new products and services from the exhibiting manufacturers.  The three-day conference and two-day exhibit hall kicked off with the highly anticipated Business Skills Boot Camps on October 16 followed by the opening day of the exhibit hall on October 17.  Each event day concluded with a social / networking event, includi ...
 
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