Volume 14, Issue 2 - March 2013

Distributor News & Products

US LBM Acquires H & H

US LBM Holdings LLC has acquired the assets of H & H Lumber Company of Superior, Wis., from second generation owner, Tim Heytens. H&H serves the northern Wisconsin and greater Duluth, Minnesota markets providing homebuilders, specialty contractors and professional remodelers with a full-suite of building materials and services. The company joins Lyman Lumber Company, a US LBM division that is one of the largest building material suppliers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“Since my father founded the business in 1969, H&H has dedicated itself to serving the construction communities of Superior and Duluth with high quality materials and first-class service,” says Heytens. “Partnering with US LBM and Lyman brings the added resources ensuring that our customers receive the same quality and service that they have grown to expect and deserve.”

Fashion Pleats
LaCantina Doors, from San Diego, Calif., has introduced its pleated screen system, which it calls a “truly integrated door frame and screen system.”

Offering what the company calls the largest single span insect screen of its type, the new system is the company’s most cost effective solution for large horizontal openings. The system features a pleated mesh design that allows a single screen to span nearly 15 feet wide while a double screen can accommodate an opening up to 29 feet, 6 inches wide.

Available in two options, the system provides a complete folding door and screening system while the retrofit pleated screen kit is available for aftermarket installation.

Meet My Stainable Astragals
Therma-Tru® Corp., the Maumee, Ohio manufacturer of entry doors, now offers a stainable astragal for use in any Therma-Tru grained double-door application. Available in three wood-grained textures—oak, mahogany and fir—to complement all Therma-Tru grained fiberglass door systems as well as home interiors, the stainable astragal is designed with high-strength aluminum. According to the company, the wood-grained textured vinyl wrap resists water damage, bubbling, cracking, chipping and peeling and comes with a with a five-year limited warranty. The stainable astragal is pre-machined, which the company indicates makes for easy attachment to the passive door and has removable boot, trim and weatherstripping that allow for trimming and finishing without masking.

ProVia Opens New Distribution Center

ProVia announced the opening of its new 54,000 square foot door and window distribution center located at its corporate headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio. It is the first phase of an 112,000 square foot building expansion that began in 2012. This expansion is part of the company’s master facility plan to support long-term growth. Work is underway to expand its entry door manufacturing capacities in 58,000 square feet of the building expansion. ProVia doors and windows are currently being staged at the distribution center with plans to eventually cross-dock all ProVia products there. Solar energy panels are being used at this and two other production facilities as part of the company’s effort to lower energy costs.

The new distribution center is equipped with 16 loading docks that will alleviate congestion and streamline the loading process, allowing trucks to stay parked until they are fully loaded.

“This addition is part of ProVia’s vision for the future,” says Brian Miller, president. “We’re optimistic about our industry and want to make sure that we are doing all we can to be ready to provide our customers what they need, when they need it. ProVia is expanding our product offerings, and this new addition gives us room to manage and deliver them efficiently.”

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