Volume 47 - Issue 3 
 April 2008

features

In the LEED
SHELTER takes a look at the USGBC’s LEED-for-Homes program, and talks to distributors, architects and builders to find out what factors they consider when choosing windows for a green home. From vinyl to fiberglass, learn what building professionals consider when turning green. 

New Products Guide
For the fourth year in a row, Shelter covers the latest products on which dealers and distributors should capitalize.

S141 Voted Down—For Now
Industry professionals weighed in on the recent proposed amendment, S141 (the side-hinged exterior door standard), at the International Code Council hearings. Read why the amendment was voted down unanimously 9-0.

SMA’s Annual Conference Turns 20
Stairway industry members have an opportunity to learn and grow with the advice of respected experts May 1-3, at the Sutton Place Hotel in Chicago.

The Latest in Technology 

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  • Shades of Green: Green from the Inside Out: 
    A 2007 report by McGraw-Hill Construction predicts that the market for green homes will increase up to tenfold over the next five years—growing from $2 billion to as high as $20 billion. Find out why as distributors and dealers, you need to get educated on green building.
  • The Show Scoop: AMD’s Top Management Leadership Conference:
    The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will gather senior-level executives and owners of millwork-related companies from all over the country in Savannah, Ga., May 1-4. If you are a member of senior management, find out why you should attend this meeting.
  • Industry Stats: The Condominium Market:
    The recent condominium market may have good news to offer the building industry. A rebound in certain market areas indicates buyers are returning to this segment. Find out as distributors and dealers why you should be supplying to this market segment.
  • Rebates & Promotions:
    Manufacturers are offering special incentives for tools and decking. Find out what benefits you and your customers can receive.

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ON THE COVER
Weyerhaeuser’s TimberStrand® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) manufacturing process combines technology and innovation to convert up to 75 percent of a log into high-performing engineered lumber. The result is a large billet that can be milled into a wide range of building products for applications such as rim board, headers, beams, columns, studs, sill plates and stair stringers. For more new products available to distributors and dealers, see the New Products Guide on page 18.

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