Why Membership Is Important

Here at OCP Contractors, our membership in AWCI is defined as “contractor at-large.” That is because Ohio does not have a local chapter, as many regions do, nor does the state have a chapter executive.      From my experience on the AWCI board of directors and executive committee, member companies that join AWCI through […]

Are You Ready for the Latest Innovations?

I realized the other day that I have no need to wear a wristwatch. I’ve been wearing one for decades, and I’ve accumulated a rather nice collection of watches over the years. Like eyeglasses, I look at watches as stylish accessories.      In the last few years, some people have asked why I still […]

GMS Expands Footprint in Western Pennsylvania

GMS Inc., a North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Washington Builder’s Supply Company located in Meadow Lands, Pa., approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.      WBS has been in business since 1988 and will join Ohio Valley Drywall Supply, a GMS […]

AtlasĀ® Roofing Promotes Milroy

Atlas® Roofing Corporation has promoted Tim Milroy to director of sales—roof insulation, within the Roof & Wall Insulation division. Milroy has worked with Atlas since 2006, when he started as a sales representative for the Atlas EPS division. He has more than 25 years of experience in the roofing and insulation industry.

Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class, Says NAHB Chairman

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued the following statement on Nov. 2 regarding the tax plan unveiled by House Republicans:      “The House Republican tax reform plan abandons middle-class taxpayers in favor of high-income Americans and wealthy corporations. The bill […]

GA Website Shows How Specialized Performance Panels Enhance Single Family Homes

The Gypsum Association has enhanced its Web-based application devoted to specialized performance gypsum panel products by adding a new section devoted to single-family homes. Now covering residential as well as commercial and multifamily structures, these 2017 additions to the GA website are aimed at providing essential, yet impartial, information about products with features such as […]

EIMA Initiates New Standards Development Project for the Inspection of EIFS

The EIFS Industry Members Association is in the process of developing an American National Standard for the inspection of exterior insulation and finish systems, the title of which is “American National Standard Practice for Inspection of the Application of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage (ANSI/EIMA 99A.1 201X).”      This […]

New Home Sales Pace in September Hits 10-Year High

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September rose 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units from an upwardly revised August reading, according to data released Oct. 25 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales rate since October 2007. […]

AD Reports Sales of $10.2 Billion in Q3

AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across 12 AD divisions and three countries hit a new record during the third quarter of 2017 of $10.2 billion.      Through the first nine months of the year, member sales grew by 11 percent to $28 billion. Purchases […]