Saturday, November 28, 2015


Construction Industry News, Architects, and Home Builders

LANSING, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: New research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail - a leading construction industry research organization - has revealed that Michigan's proposed prevailing wage repeal would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, $1.7 billion in economic output, and $28 million in local and state tax revenue.

CANTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings, Inc. were among those receiving the 2015 'Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award.' The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine.
Victor Lamb

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that claims advocate Dana Ingber and health, safety and environmental consultant Victor Lamb have both joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice - a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

MADISON, Wis. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Just completed research by Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail Researcher Alex Lantsberg reveals that Wisconsin's proposed prevailing wage repeal (AB 32) will cost the state nearly 9,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in economic output, $77 million in tax revenue, and will export an estimated $500 million in construction investments out of state.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Gordon Brush Company, which boasts one of the world's largest selection of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building and will move its factory and offices from its current 51,000 square foot facility at 6247 Randolph Street in Commerce, CA, to a 182,000 square foot building in the City of Industry, CA, located at 3737 Capitol Avenue.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Lumber Liquidators' (NYSE:LL) Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In response to the surge in EB-5 applications from mainland China, the U.S. State Department has announced a cutoff date for immigrant investors from mainland China applying for permanent residency in the U.S. through the EB-5 visa program, according to PDC Capital Group.

BALLINGER, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hand.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by May 19, 2015.

NEW ORLEANS, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On a day already associated with bad imagery and taxes - April 15 - golf ball sized hail was reported near New Orleans, La. Melissa Henriquez, exterior design specialist with American Roofing and Building Supply in Metairie, La., said, 'The golf ball sized hail that hammered the area in Garyville, LaPlace and larger hail that battered Kenner, Metairie and New Orleans is something that is becoming a far too common occurrence in spring and early summer storms.'

SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: When John Cannon first started building luxury homes in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, gasoline was 89 cents a gallon, disposable contact lenses had just come onto the market and the 'Simpsons' made their television debut. A lot has changed since 1987. But one constant is John Cannon Homes as a finalist in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Reader's Choice poll for 'Best Builder.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ohio's Oak Hills Local Schools partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch an ambitious $4 million energy conservation project, expected to generate at least $373,835 in savings annually. The savings will be recognized in the district's general fund on utility and related maintenance costs, assuming usage consumption and utility rates remain at current levels.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: New York-based Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE:LL), pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.

ARLINGTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: SunBug Solar, an Arlington- and Somerville-based solar installer and SunPower Commercial Dealer, has received the SunPower 'Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year' award for its outstanding performance in 2014. SunBug has been a consistent and engaged SunPower partner since 2011.

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Cabin Kings of the popular National Geographic reality TV program, 'Building Wild,' have joined forces with Jamaica Cottage Shop to build one of their 20x30 rough cut timber frame cabin kits - also known as the sugar shack. The show is expected to air on April 7, 2015.

SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Winning 24 awards at the annual Parade of Homes Awards Presentation, John Cannon Homes in Sarasota, Fla., was the most recognized custom home builder in this year's competition of 93 single family home entries. 'Our award-winning models showcase our attention to architectural details and feature different levels of finish,' said John Cannon, President.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A '60 Minutes' expose this week of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL), alleging the home-improvements corporation made profits by selling laminate flooring that emits harmful levels of formaldehyde, prompted Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. to announce today it is investigating claims from consumers who purchased the hazardous Chinese-made product.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, this week announced that Mr. Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.

METAIRIE, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Louisiana's American Roofing Supply will be the only family owned roofing supply company from the greater New Orleans area to have an exhibition booth at the International Roofing Exposition held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center February 24-26, 2015.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The latest 'US Remodeling Sentiment Report' from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Everyone wants a good return on an investment, and one sure bet is to add new attic insulation to your home, advises Aaron Zarling, general manager of Eco Roof Service in the Seattle area. 'Whether you are installing a new roof or simply want to upgrade your home's attic insulation, this investment has a proven track record, with no risk.'

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The owners of Ohio-based Energy Optimizers, USA have sold its affiliate company, Lighting Optimizers, USA, to Eco Engineering. This decision was made to ensure continued world-class service for Energy Optimizers' clients, while allowing the company to focus on and expand its core business of vendor-neutral energy efficiency projects.

METAIRIE, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: American Roofing Supply (ARS) has relocated and kicks off its grand opening February 2, 2015 at its new showroom and warehouse at 2009 Hullen St. in Metairie. We have doubled the size of our showroom and created an attractive design center which is very home owner and contractor friendly.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In the world of medical and commercial office leasing, corporate offices, multifamily homes, and other buildings, such as hotels, there has always been a problem of reconfiguration, says Deferred Tax Benefits, Inc. Green Zip(R) is a demountable drywall joint tape, that at remodel or inner wall maintenance time, allows drywall to be demounted easily, moved, and reused - saving time, materials, and the environment.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools in Ohio has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to launch a $1.8 million dollar energy conservation project that is expected to generate at least $178,375 in savings annually on utility and related maintenance costs.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Cambridge City Schools in Ohio has partnered with Energy Optimizers, USA, to complete an energy conservation project that is expected to save the district $133,111 annually, allowing for more dollars to be directed to students and classrooms.

TRENTON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Thomas S. Perrino, AIA, LEEDap, a principal at Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., has been appointed to the new position of managing principal. Perrino will have operational oversight in expanding the firm's markets, geography, and client base. In conjunction with his new responsibilities, he will continue to support the higher education and corporate/commercial markets.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Perrin Conferences has selected nationally prominent mesothelioma victims champion Perry Weitz of Weitz and Luxenberg to co-chair its fourth annual asbestos-litigation symposium Dec. 2 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, the law firm today revealed.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Earth Conscious Apps today announced the release of 'Landscape Lighting Toolkit' for Android and iOS mobile devices. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is a collection of electrical calculators and tutorials that assist landscape lighting designers and DIY enthusiasts in creating efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems at lower installation costs while increasing long-term safety.

PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP today announcd the addition of Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass as partners with an emphasis on Construction Law and Affordable Housing. VLP's Real Estate Practice Group represents real estate owners, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Riveting, heartrending, and - ultimately - persuasive testimony elicited by attorneys from the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg led a Manhattan jury on Monday to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure, the plaintiffs' attorneys today announced.

TILBURY, ONTARIO /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: IAAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the Onsite and Online auction of CNC equipment, automatics, machine shop and tool room equipment, and misc. material handling items. What happens when a company no longer has the need for millions of dollars worth of machining equipment? They hold an auction, of course.

CANTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: OGi Architectural Metal Solutions, an Ohio Gratings Company, today announced its new DG Series architectural screening product made from fixed aluminum blades for applications that require visual screening, enhanced security and architectural accents.

PRINCETON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Behind My Walls, a new service for the construction industry, provides home builders with a competitive edge and new home owners with peace of mind. It takes photos of what's behind each wall just prior to insulation. It's a simple concept with a multitude of benefits.

CANTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: OGi Architectural Metal Solutions, an Ohio Gratings Company, has introduced the new Architectural Catalog featuring the newest and latest architectural solutions for screening, fencing, railing and shading requirements.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses for 2014 due to overwhelming demand. These courses are designed to meet the new criteria that is set to take place in the remodeling and building industry.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A four-month legal battle ended this week in victory for the families of three New York area workers stricken by mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The verdict, announced Tuesday by a New York Supreme Court jury, brings closure to the fight for justice of three workers unwittingly exposed to toxic materials on the job. Weitz and Luxenberg filed suit more than a year ago on behalf of the three men.

MONUMENT, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Classic Gardens Inc. has recently been credited for taking the missions that many other landscapers simply cannot accept. As a landscape specialist in Colorado, the company has been asked to take care of and sometimes fix some pretty 'impossible' situations for some of the largest and most intricate landscaping scenarios in Colorado - one of America's most outdoor and scenic-oriented states.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Planese, Inc. this week released a summary of its latest Consumer Satisfaction Survey, the first for 2014. Local Retailers are the best at meeting the needs of their customers - and grocery stores offer the most predictable consumer experience. The report was compiled from a survey of U.S. homeowners to determine their level of satisfaction with purchases of goods and services in 11 key industries.

TRENTON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Franklyn Spiezle, the Founder of Spiezle Architectural Group, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, peacefully at the age of 89 on his 64th wedding anniversary. Born in Trenton, N.J. in 1924, Franklyn was a veteran of World War II serving in Europe at the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Air Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., he completed his degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.