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  • M18 RADIUSTM LED Compact Site Light w/ ONE-KEYTM
    Whats New Milwaukee Tools continues to expand their Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the new M18™ RADIUS™ Site Light/Charger with ONE-KEY™*. Setting a new standard for cordless jobsite lighting, the Site Light is capable of running off one or two battery packs to deliver 9,000 lumens of high output light for full 360° workspace coverage – making it the brightest cordless light available in the industry today.

    Equipped with an integrated two-bay sequential charger, the RADIUSTM Site Light/Charger with ONE-KEYTM creates more space on the jobsite to improve productivity. Additionally, a plug-in and daisy-chain capability allows users to connect up to eight lights off of a single circuit. A unique, stackable design makes the Site Light/Charger easy to transport and store in all work environments.

    Through ONE-KEYTM, users will be able to customize, track, and manage their new Site Light/Charger and use their phone to control the light. With the ability to completely control its operation from their phone, users simply set the light and won’t need to access it again until moving it to the next job. From a 100ft range, users can take advantage of three different fully customizable adjustments:

    • Optimized Brightness - Optimize the light to provide the right output for the job at hand, and check the remaining battery charge to adjust for conserved runtime.
    • Adjust Light Direction - For the most complete control over light positioning, adjust the light’s direction, front or back, 180 degrees through the app.
    • Program Automatic Schedules - For increased productivity, the Site Light has an AC/DC input and output. When the light is running on AC power, set it to run for a specific amount of time (30, 60, or 90 minutes, or a custom length). Alternatively, program specific start and end times and build a schedule to accommodate the hours the light is needed most.
  • DEWALT® Expands Tools for Electrical Trades - Electrical tools offer innovation, productivity, and performance.
    Whats New MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2017) – DEWALT announces the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cable Stripper (DCE151) and the 20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter (DCE155), adding to its growing lineup of tools for the electrical trades that includes a Died Crimper, Dieless Crimper, Cable Cutter, and Threaded Rod Cutter. These new tools from DEWALT are specifically designed for electrical trades, providing innovation, productivity, and performance.

    20V MAX* Cable Stripper
    The 20V MAX* XR® Cable Stripper provides the commercial electrician with a dedicated, powered tool for removal of rubber jacket insulation on THHN and XHHW electrical cables, allowing the electrician to quickly remove a consistent amount of insulation up to 4”. This leaves the cable clean, exposed, and prepped for the electrical connector, which can then be placed over the cable and crimped for termination without the use of knives, a common cause of jobsite injury. The 20V MAX* XR® Cable Stripper provides speed and torque-controlled stripping of #6 AWG through 750 MCM Cu and900 MCM Al cable. A forward/reverse variable speed trigger and the E-Clutch™ system help the user maintain control of the tool if it binds up on the material. In addition, the cable stripper’s efficient XR® brushless motor provides extended runtime.

    Other features of the 20V MAX* XR® Cable Stripper include a depth gauge that consistently strips up to 4” of insulation off the cable. An on-board adjustable LED light helps to illuminate the work area in low light settings. DEWALT offers 24 total quick-release bushing ranging from 1/0 through 750 MCM Cu and 900 MCM Al. The kitted tool comes with a bushing kit box that provides 20 of the most commonly used quick-release bushings. By using the appropriate bushing, the cable stripper works on both THHN/XHHW copper and aluminum cable, covering a range in size from #6 AWG through 750 MCM Cu and 900 MCM Al. In addition, the kit box provides convenient storage for the cable stripper, bushings, battery, and charger as well as a hex key and label area to keep track of bushings.

    20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter
    The 20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter has the ability to cut a full range of cable and bundled cable including ACSR, copper, and aluminum cable up to 1590 ACSR/750 Cu/1000 Al MCM capacities. With durable hardened steel cutting blades that provide long life, the 20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter features a guillotine cutter that maintains the cable’s profile for optimal connector installation. A forward/reverse switch near the trigger helps cut small diameter cable, allowing the user to reverse the blade to cut another piece of material. This eliminates the need to cycle the blade back to its starting position. A key feature of the cable cutter is its field-serviceable cutting blade that can be replaced without needing to go to a service center. Other convenient features include a heavy-duty shoulder strap loop, hang hook, and bright LED light.

    Available in summer 2017 where DEWALT products are sold, the 20V MAX* XR® Cable Stripper (DCE151) and the 20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter (DCE155) add to the 20V MAX* System from DEWALT which totals over 100 products. They will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

    20V MAX* Cable Stripper
    • DCE151TD1: MSRP $529 – Kitted with (1) 2.0Ah battery (DCB203) and 20 common bushings
    • DCE151B: MSRP $279 – Bare unit (battery, charger, and bushings sold separately)
    • DCE1511 – DCE1524 (Individual Bushings) MSRP $39

    20V MAX* ACSR Cable Cutter
    1. DCE155D1: MSRP $1,849 – Kitted with (1) 2.0Ah battery (DCB203)
    2. DCE1551: MSRP $429 – Accessory Blade

    *Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
    Whats New Live monitoring with Water Watcher!
    Designed specifically for sump and sewage application, this device sends SMS and email alerts to your smart phone through your home Wi-Fi network. Whether you are at work, on vacation, or sleeping, this device protects your valuables and provides peace of mind.

    Additional features
    It is possible to configure up to three phone numbers and up to three email addresses which can receive the alerts simultaneously. It operates on 115V, 60Hz, and has a battery with a 15-hour average life in case of power outage. Installation is fast and easy. Designed specifically for sump and sewage application, this device sends SMS and email alerts to your smart phone through your home Wi-Fi network. Whether you are at work, on vacation, or sleeping, this device protects your valuables and provides peace of mind.

    • The device is connected to the user's Wi-Fi network.
    • A detection float is installed in the sump or sewage tank.
    • The float is connected to the unit via a cable.
    • The float activates the alarm when the water level in the sump pit attains a critical level above normal.
    • When the alarm is activated, an SMS and/or an e-mail is sent to the homeowner in accordance with the configuration done by this one in our message management server.

    1. The device is connected to the user's Wi-Fi network.
    2. Power source changed from 115V to battery back-up (possibility of power outage).
    3. Low battery (The device will shortly stop functioning).
    4. High liquid level (possibility of flood).
    5. High liquid liquid level reminder (the reset of the device has not been done).
    6. Reset (your confirmation send by the device).
    7. Confirmation of ongoing communication (the device sends a signal to our server every hour and we transmit a confirmation once per per month).
    8. Loss of communication (immediately when we cease to receive the hourly signal).

    Weight : 2 lbs (0.90909 kg)
  • Insulating Homes Just Got Easier. Introducing ONE solution for ALL of your residential rigid insulation needs, STYROFOAM™ CLADMATE™ CM20 extruded polystyrene foam insulation.
    Whats New STYROFOAM™ CLADMATE™ CM20 is a multi-purpose rigid foam insulation that features the same trusted and time-tested quality and performance attributes as our extensive STYROFOAM™ branded portfolio. But, it has expanded its versatility for use in all residential construction applications including:
    • Above AND Below grade
    • Under slabs
    • Interior AND Exterior applications

    STYROFOAM™ CLADMATE™ CM20 insulation is designed with the builder and contractor in mind, providing them with the performance they need in ONE product solution, regardless of the application.

    Quality. Performance. Durability.
      Features and benefits of STYROFOAM™ CLADMATE™ CM20 insulation:
    • Provides a continuous layer of insulation – helping reduce thermal bridging and energy loss
    • Consistent indoor temperature, adding to homeowner comfort
    • Offers protection from moisture intrusion
    • High R-value of R-5 per inch
    • Reduced potential for condensation in wall cavities
    • Durability, helping protect home value
    • Helps reduce green house gas emissions by reducing energy use
    • CCMC 11420 -L

    Available in a Variety of Sizes and Thicknesses to Meet Your Needs.
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1" -    Board Size: 2'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1.5" - Board Size: 2'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 2" -    Board Size: 2'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 2" -    Board Size: 2'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Butt Edge
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 3" -    Board Size: 2'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1" -    Board Size: 4'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1.5" - Board Size: 4'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 2" -    Board Size: 4'x8' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (4-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1" -    Board Size: 4'x9' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (2-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1.5" - Board Size: 4'x9' -   Edge Treatment: Shiplap (2-sided)
    Nominal Board Thickness(1): 1" -    Board Size: 4'x10' - Edge Treatment: Shiplap (2-sided)
    * (1) Not all products are available in all parts of the country. Contact your Dow representative for more information. Not to be considered sales specifications.

  • Whats New DLX2089M: Dry wall Cut Out Tool and Brushless Drywall Driver Combo kit
    This Kit contains: Drywall Cut Out Tool (DCO180Z), Brushless Drywall Driver (DFS452Z), 2 ea. 18V 4.0 Ah Lithium Batteries BL1848 (196401-9), Rapid Charger (36 Minutes) (DC18RC) and Tool Bag (82107X).

    DCO180Z Drywall Cut Out Tool.

      Lightweight Design With High RPMs For Fast Drywall Cutting
    • Battery protection system provides over-discharge, temperature and current protection for enhanced performance, battery cycle life and overall battery life
    • Anti-restart feature prevents accidental start-up of tool during battery changing when switch is locked in the on position
    • Soft start feature gradually increases speed to eliminate start-up shock
    • Sliding lock-on switch ideal for operation during periods of prolonged use
    • Easily attaches to Makita DVC350F/Z Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for cleaner operation
    • Ergonomic soft rubber grip design for vibration absorption and comfortable operation

    DFS452Z 1/4" Cordless Drywall Screwdriver with Brushless Motor.

      Variable Speed, Reversible, Features NEW and INNOVATIVE Push-Drive Technology Ultra-High Efficiency Comparable to AC Screwdrivers
    • Push-drive technology minimizes power consumption under no load for extended battery run time and reduced noise and vibration
    • Brushless DC motor with high power to weight ratio
    • Brushless DC motor generates less heat buildup and is ideal for prolonged use in manufacturing/production applications
    • eXtreme Protection Technology (XPT) offers maximum protection against dust, debris and liquids for optimal performance in extreme conditions
    • Battery fuel gauge indicates approximate remaining battery power
    • Silent clutch offers smoother engagement of gearing for higher durability and increased operational efficiency
    • Lock-on button for easy continuous operation
    • Battery protection system provides over-discharge, temperature and circuit protection for enhanced performance, battery cycle life and overall battery life
    • Variable speed trigger allows operator to adjust driving speed based on materials or application
    • One touch locator enables quick and easy bit changes
    • LED job light with afterglow feature
    • Belt and tool hook for maximum operator convenience
    • Ergonomic soft rubber grip design for vibration absorption and comfortable operation

  • Whats New The Next Generation of Milwaukee® Pliers
    MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver best-in-class hand tool solutions with the redesign and expansion of its pliers line. With slimmer grips and application-specific designs, the expanded line up of fastening and cutting pliers are designed from the ground-up to deliver trade-specific features, and are up to 30% lighter than their predecessors.

    "Pliers are an iconic, everyday product for our core users and we will continue to push the limits of what is possible with a pair of pliers,” said Bobby Shaw, Director of Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “We are excited to introduce 14 new, lightweight and innovative solutions that save time and increase productivity for our focus trades.”

    The new straight jaw pliers line, which includes a wider array of sizes from 6” – 20”, feature comfortable grips and exposed metal handles with an aggressively ground head for reaming and punching applications. The exposed handles and reaming head give users the ability to ream EMT and punch electrical knockouts with their pliers; without having to peel or remove their plastic handles.

    Milwaukee’s new Hex-Jaw pliers line features three sizes – 8”, 10”, 12” – and are optimized for hex-bolt applications using a patent pending Hex-Jaw design, which achieves an ideal fit on hex bolts and fasteners. With their best-in-class number of adjustment positions, all-metal quick adjust mechanism, and ream and punch functionality, the new Milwaukee Hex-Jaw pliers are the most innovative solution available when working with hex bolts or fasteners.

    Milwaukee’s new lineup of cutting pliers will consist of three critical tools for the core trades: 9” High Leverage Lineman’s Pliers w/ Crimper, Long Nose Pliers and Diagonal Cutting Pliers. – All feature a patent-pending reaming head for removing burrs from EMT, integrated fish tape pullers for wire-pulling applications, as well as comfort grip handles that will not peel. The redesigned 9” High-Leverage Lineman’s Pliers come equipped with on-board crimper for INS and NON-INS terminals and iron carbide cutting edges for long-lasting blade life. The new Milwaukee Long nose pliers, which are commonly used in wire pulling applications, feature a full 2” of gripping surface for hard-to-reach applications. Finally, the new Milwaukee Diagonal Pliers, which come in 6”, 7” and 8”, feature cutting edges that are ideal for close quarters and flush cuts.

    Available in May 2015, the new Pliers are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and confirm Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability and innovation. Dedicated to delivering advanced solutions to increase productivity, Milwaukee’s Hand Tool category will continue to grow and offer innovative solutions for the trades.

    Milwaukee Plier Offering
      New Fastening Solutions
    • 12” V-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6212)- replacing 48-22-3112
    • 10” V-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6210) - replacing 48-22-3110
    • 8” V-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6208) - replacing 48-22-3108
    • 20" STRAIGHT-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6320)
    • 16" STRAIGHT-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6316)
    • 12” STRAIGHT JAW PLIERS (48-22-6312) - replacing 48-22-3212
    • 10” STRAIGHT JAW PLIERS (48-22-6310) - replacing 48-22-3210
    • 6” STRAIGHT-JAW PLIERS (48-22-6306)
    • 2 PACK – STRAIGHT JAW PLIERS SET 6”/10” (48-22-6330)
      New Cutting Solutions
    • Linemans with Crimper (48-22-6100)- replacing 48-22-3309
    • 8” Diagonal Pliers (48-22-6108)- replacing 48-22-4108
    • 7” Diagonal Pliers (48-22-6107)- replacing 48-22-4107
    • 6” Diagonal Pliers (48-22-6106)- replacing 48-22-4106
    • 8” Long Nose Pliers (48-22-6101

  • Whats New Milwaukee’s New Drilling & Driving Solutions Deliver Over 50% Longer Run-time
    MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to position themselves as the industry leader in drilling and fastening solutions with the launch of three new M18™ Compact Brushless products that deliver over 50% longer run-time than their brushed counterparts. The most compact drilling solutions on the market, Milwaukee’s new offering will cater to users that desire the run-time advantages that a brushless motor provides, and prefer the size advantages of more compact tools.

    “Milwaukee introduced their award-winning M18 FUEL™ line in 2012, and not only redefined industry standards in performance, durability, and run-time, but mainstreamed the use of brushless motors in power tools,” said Cole Conrad, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “As the power tool industry evolves and expectations increase, users continue to demand drilling & fastening solutions that provide longer run-time than brushed motors can deliver. Milwaukee’s new offering will utilize an efficient brushless motor to meet the run-time and size needs of users that need professional power, but do not need the extreme performance that the M18 FUEL™ line delivers.”

    The new models will include the M18™ 1/2” Compact Brushless Drill/Driver (2701), M18™ 1/2” Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver (2702) and M18™ 1/4” Hex Brushless Impact Driver (2750). Each the most compact in their respective classes, the new tools feature improved ergonomics for greater accessibility into tight work areas, as well as superior balance and control. With best-in-class power to weight ratios and brushless motors that are optimized for efficiency, users are able to work 50% longer on one battery charge.

    The new tools are compatible with the entire M18™ System, now offering more than 70 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading reliability, performance and ergonomics.

  • Whats New TASK TOOLS 2015 Spring Launch includes Bar Clamps, Portable LED Work Lights and Sandpaper
    Delta, BC, March 23, 2015 – TASK TOOLS is pleased to expand their offerings this Spring with the introduction of new Bar Clamps, Portable LED Work Light and additions to the TASK Signature® Sandpaper lines. These products are all contractor grade and priced for consumer everyday use. These new products give TASK® customers more options for quality durable products and for special applications where an advantage in tools makes all the difference.

    Bar Clamps & Spreader
    The new TASK® F300 Heavy Duty Bar Clamp and Spreader is capable of exerting up to 300 lbs of force. They are easy to use with one hand as they have a unique spring mechanism that provides smooth superior performance. The quick release lever makes it easy to change over from clamping to spreading. Other great features include the large, non-marking, V-Groove jaws that provide a firm grip and the non-slip handles for comfort. Clamps are available in four different sizes, ranging from 6” to 36”.

    Portable LED Work Light
    TASK® Portable LED Work Lights are super bright and use less power than traditional halogen work lights. With 50,000 hours of bulb life, they last longer and are five times more energy efficient, which pays for itself in less than a year with regular use. They are also weather proof and rugged enough to use outdoors. They stay cool to the touch and at 4 lbs they are easy to move. With 120 degree tilt adjustment and a brightness of 1670 lumens, these lights illuminate any hard to reach surface.

    Heavy Duty Sandpaper & Non-Clog Drywall Sandpaper
    The new TASK Signature® Heavy Duty Sandpaper line outperforms and outlasts competing brands.
    With an anti-static coating that prevents clogging even in high-speed machine applications and the extra thick F-weight backing makes this paper highly tear resistant and durable in the toughest applications. The TASK Signature® Heavy Duty non-clogging Drywall Sandpaper has a significantly higher rate of stock removal and less clogging for a longer life. Made of high-grade aluminum oxide that can be used wet or dry it can also be used on a broad range of other applications such as painted surfaces, wood and metal.
  • Whats New Whats New Task Tools Launches Unique & Patented Electrical Line of Innovative Rotating Surge Protection Devices

    New features include 360° rotating outlets, advanced surge protection, dual USB charging, EMI/RFI noise filter and connected equipment warranties.

    This program is comprised of five SKUs:
    · T43402 Compact Rotating Surge Protector MSRP: $7.99
    · T43401 4-Outlet Rotating Surge Protector MSRP: $22.99
    · T43410 PowerCurve™ Mobile Rotating Surge Protector MSRP: $24.99
    · T43411 PowerCurve 6-Outlet Rotating Surge Protector MSRP: $34.99
    · T43412 PowerCurve 7-Outlet Rotating Surge Protector MSRP: $49.99

    360° Rotating Outlets
    Patented feature allows users to rotate large plugs out of the way so they don't block neighbouring outlets. The "plug & turn system" supplies power to the outlets even during rotation. This addresses a major consumer pain point with existing plug taps, power bars and surge protection devices. All models except the Compact Rotating Surge Protector (T43402) have this feature. T43402 rotates around its own plug so it will not block another outlet when plugged in.

    Advanced Surge Protection
    Patented metal oxide varistors provide guaranteed protection of connected electronic equipment in the event of a power surge. Indicator LEDs remain lit when the surge protection is active and the devices are plugged into a properly grounded outlet.

    Dual USB Charging
    T43410 and T43412 feature dual USB ports for rapid charging of smartphones, tablets, and other USB-powered devices. Power output is 5V/2.1A/10W total.

    EMI/RFI Noise Filter
    Each of the PowerCurve™ devices (T43410/411/412) feature electromagnetic and radio frequency noise filters, ensuring clean power delivery. This feature makes these devices ideal for home theatre, pro audio, musician's amplifiers and any other scenario requiring clean, consistent power.

    Connected Equipment Warranties
    Task offers extensive connected equipment warranties, up to $150,000 on all four SKUs with the rotating outlet technology!
  • Whats New New Endeck® cellular PVC decking is the next generation in decking.

    Whats NewNew Endeck® cellular PVC decking is the next generation in decking. Endeck decking merges fashion and function, with naturally distinctive hues and woodgrain variegations, both Woodland™ and Forest™ series decking employ a lightweight, yet rugged deck board which can endure the harshest of elements. Endeck decking is made with a proprietary formula to ensure a more uniform inner cell structure eliminating the voids commonly seen in competitive deck boards.

    Endeck boards are strong, durable, engineered to resist sagging, and lighter in weight than composite, capped composite or most treated wood deck boards. The new Forest series from Endeck is definitely a strong visual statement with a deeply embossed wood grain and rich, dark colors with subtle variegation only found on the most expensive, exotic hardwoods. The Endeck process maintains a consistent plank color from piece to piece, yet the color variations are as random as those found in nature. And, even though the colors in the Forest series are dark, Endeck's advanced manufacturing technology allows the decking to remain comfortable underfoot and cooler to the touch even on the hottest days.

    Endeck decking is available in the most popular colors to complement any home or blend into the great outdoors. The Woodland series offers the traditional lighter solid colors in Olivewood, Beechwood, and Ashwood, while the new Forest series provides darker rich colors in Cedar, Sequoia, and Chestnut. Both series are available in square profiles measuring 1" x 5.5" in the standard 12', 16' and 20' lengths, and are easily complemented with matching Fascia.

    Whats New Canadian Distributor: - 1-800-668-9663
    National Forest Products opened its own 10-acre distribution center in 2010 to meet their growing customer's demands. With approximately 140,000 sq. ft. of indoor storage, all kiln dried cedar and pine, offer re-sawing, trimming, and finished moulded products.
  • Whats New Whats New TASK TOOLS Receives NRHA Gold Packaging Award for their Impact Driver Accessory Set

    Delta, BC, April 5, 2013 - TASK TOOLS is pleased to announce the receipt of a Gold Packaging Award for the new Task Signature® 40-piece Impact Driver Accessory Set from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Chris Waldner, TASK Group Product Manager, said, "This new set includes all of our most popular impact driver products and it utilizes the newest version of the packaging that won us the Environmental Packaging of the Year Award last year, so we're very excited about it." Task Tools has now been recipient of five NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Awards (PMAs) over the last two years on the basis that they exemplify current, innovative and environmentally conscious trends in packaging and retail merchandising.

    The 40-piece Impact Driver Accessory set comes in an impact-resistant case with non-slip coating. It also has a versatile drawer insert that allows users to customize their assortment after purchase. This set is packaged in the first two-sided version of Task's award-winning sandwich blister packaging that is tear-resistant, has bold shelf presence and is a more sustainable packaging solution designed to maximize materials and minimize waste. A Task Signature® product, this set comes with the guarantee that it will "outlast and outperform or your money back".

    The PMAs recognize the most innovative packaging and merchandising produced by manufacturers for the hardware/home improvement channel. Manufacturers throughout the U.S.A. and Canada submit their best packaging and merchandising to the program in hopes of being recognized as the industry's best. The Award Ceremony will be held at the National Hardware Show, May 7-9 in Las Vegas.

    Task Tools will be showcasing their entire product line at the National Hardware Show, in Las Vegas May 7-9 and can be found at Booth # 8006. The awards presentation and ceremony will be held on the NRHA Village stage at the National Hardware Show, Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m.

    About TASK TOOLS
    Founded in 1968, TASK TOOLS is a family owned and operated business that provides quality products, exceptional customer service, award-winning packaging & merchandising, and the industry's best warranty support to hardware and building supply retailers across North America.

    TASK TOOLS offers three brands: TASK Signature®, TASK® and TUF-E-NUF®, which sell in four comprehensive categories: Power Tool accessories, Hand Tools, Abrasives, Worksite Accessories and their newest category, Innovative Electrical Accessories. For more information go to
  • Whats New CertainTeed Publishes Industry-First Cellular PVC Exterior Trim Life Cycle Assessment for Restoration Millwork®

    (Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is announcing the availability of an independent life cycle assessment (LCA) for its Restoration Millwork® exterior product line, becoming the first and only cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior trim manufacturer to do so. Published through the Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) program, the LCA and the use of pre- and post-consumer recycled content makes Restoration Millwork an ideal choice for green building projects, contributing points for LEED® certification.

    Administered by Sustainable Solutions Corporation of Royersford, Pa., the LCA included a cradle-to-grave review of raw material acquisition, manufacturing, transportation and distribution, installation, use, maintenance and end-of-life recycling and final disposal. To provide full transparency and availability, the LCA was submitted to the BEES database for independent review and publication.

    "With the completion of the Restoration Millwork analysis, the entire CertainTeed Siding Products Group family ­ which includes fiber cement, vinyl, polymer and CedarBoards™ insulated siding ­ is backed by an easily accessible LCA," says Patti Pellock, senior marketing manager for Restoration Millwork. "We understand the importance of a holistic approach to product environmental impact and are committed to providing the comprehensive data necessary to meet green building requirements."

    An online program designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), BEES offers transparency and credibility into a product's performance since data is reviewed and verified by NIST. The BEES system aligns with ISO 14040 series of standards, from the International Standards Organization. Environmental performance results are based on 13 impact categories, such as global warming, ozone depletion and smog.

    "Restoration Millwork is a product that showcases CertainTeed's clear initiatives toward sustainable product development. Designing third-party certified recycled content into the product, and then publishing LCA information to disclose the product's life cycle impacts, demonstrates CertainTeed's commitment to product stewardship and transparency," says Tad Radzinski, P.E., LEED AP, SFP, founder and president of Sustainable Solutions Corporation. "By publishing the LCA results in the BEES online database, architects and builders now have transparent access to Restoration Millwork's environmental attributes."

    The CertainTeed Restoration Millwork manufacturing facility in Social Circle, Ga., has been widely recognized for reducing waste. It is ISO 14001 certified, an international standard that requires the development and third-party verification of a formalized environmental management system. In addition, the plant recently achieved ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award celebrates the facility's energy efficiency improvement of more than 22 percent within only two years ­ significantly more than the minimum 10 percent within five years requirement for recognition.

    CertainTeed's Restoration Millwork has also recently achieved GreenCircle Certified, LLC certification for Recycled Content, enhancing the sustainable appeal of the product line. The third-party certification included a comprehensive review of the manufacturing process and products, verifying 21 percent total recycled content within the product. It is the only cellular PVC trim on the market to incorporate post-consumer recycled material, which further diverts usable material from being landfilled.
    The full line of Restoration Millwork cellular PVC trim, beadboard and accessories is engineered to look, feel and work like top-grade lumber. Unlike wood, however, it is made with a long-lasting, low-maintenance material that is resistant to rotting, warping, moisture and insects. It can be cut using ordinary woodworking tools and fastened with nails or screws. It is highly resistant to yellowing caused by UV rays, resists freezing during winter months, features a Class A (Class 1) flame spread classification and is backed by a 25-year limited warranty.
    As the North American leader in siding products, CertainTeed offers Freedom of Choice™ that no other manufacturer can provide, with the most comprehensive spectrum of profiles and colors of polymer shakes, fiber cement siding, insulated siding, vinyl siding and trim for finishing touches. For more information, visit
  • Whats New Ecotouch™ PINK™ Fiberglas® insulation with Purefiber™ technology

    Owens Corning Canada LP has announced the launch of its EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS® insulation with PureFiber™ Technology. EcoTouch™ insulation establishes the new benchmark for insulation performance by fusing the industry-leading thermal and acoustical performance characteristics of Owens Corning PINK™ FIBERGLAS® insulation with PureFiber™ technology. The company says the result is a new class of high-performance, formaldehyde-free residential and commercial insulation made, with natural**** ingredients. In addition, the new offerings are third party GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality CertifiedSM, meeting the most stringent certification standards. "We know that our customers are increasingly interested in sustainable building solutions and that our new EcoTouch™ PINK™ insulation products will help Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient," said Ric McFadden, Vice President of Building Materials at Owens Corning Canada. "This newest innovation reflects our relentless pursuit of environmentally sustainable and efficient ways to insulate Canadian homes.". The features of the new EcoTouch™ PINK™ insulation products will provide Canadians with more opportunities to protect the environment, the company says.
    • Manufactured with over 70%*** recycled content, the highest recycled content for fiberglass insulation in Canada, EcoTouch™ PINK™ insulation products will help Canadians participate in glass recycling efforts, keeping waste out of landfills and turning it into usable products.
    • EcoTouch™ PINK™ insulation products are made with PureFiber™ Technology, with natural**** materials and are a formaldehyde-free formulation.
    • Every pound of glass fibre insulation annually saves 12 times more energy than was originally used to produce it. Homeowners installing up to 15” of EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS® batt Insulation to meet the recommended standard of R-50 can save up to a half a ton** of greenhouse gases every year.
    • Guaranteed thermal performance for the life of one’s home
    • Significant money savings* on heating and cooling bills
    • Softness with fast, easy handling and installation and less dust than all other fiberglass insulation products.
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