Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 2019

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"NAHB analysis has found that regu- lations account for nearly 25 percent of the price of building a single-family home and more than 30 percent of the cost of a typical multi-family development. We are pleased that the president's executive order calls for the formation of a White House Council chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson that will seek to reduce reg- ulatory barriers that are making housing more costly. "NAHB will continue to work with the ĒĝĞĩĚăĤĪĨĚĖģęĎĚĘħĚĩĖħĮþĖħĨĤģĩĤŽģę innovative solutions to increase the pro- ęĪĘĩĞĤģĤěĨĤħĚġĮģĚĚęĚęĦĪĖġĞĩĮĖŻĤħęĖėġĚ housing." Manufacturer Update Industry milestones āĤĪħĞģęĪĨĩħĮŽħĢĨĖħĚĘĚġĚėħĖĩĞģĜĨĞĜģĞŽ- cant anniversaries this year. Founded in 1979, 2nd Ave Lighting, a manufacturer of custom decorative light- ing, celebrates its 40th anniversary. Based in Yorkville, New York, the company is a vertically integrated operation that controls every step of production, which allows it to ĤŻĚħ ĘĪĨĩĤĢĞįĖĩĞĤģ ěĤħ ĚĖĘĝ ŽĭĩĪħĚ ėĖĨĚę ĤģĨĥĚĘĞŽĘġĞĜĝĩĞģĜģĚĚęĨĖģęĖĥĥġĞĘĖĩĞĤģĨ ąĤĥġĞģ ĈĞĨĨĤĪħĞÇėĖĨĚę ħĤĤŽģĜ Ėģę decking manufacturer TAMKO is marking its 75th year in business. In 2019, TAMKO celebrates two important anniversary dates: March 9, the day in 1944 that TAMKO founders E.L. and Mary Ethel Craig bought an old streetcar barn and shingle-making equipment in Joplin for the business that would eventually become TAMKO Building Products. In addition, they will celebrate ĎĚĥĩĚĢėĚħ & ĩĝĚ ęĖĮ ĩĝĚ þħĖĞĜĨ ĤƄĘĞĖġġĮ ģĖĢĚęĩĝĚĞħģĚĬħĤĤŽģĜĘĤĢĥĖģĮďüĈĆĊ ĖģĖĘħĤģĮĢĤěĩĝĚŽħĨĩġĚĩĩĚħĨĤěĩĝĚĨĩĖĩĚĨ they believed would be their sales territo- ry: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Saddle Brook, New Jersey-based Arrow Fastener Company celebrates its 90th year in business in 2019. Founded in 1929, the company is marking the milestone with con- sumer giveaways and charity. In addition they are putting a spotlight on vintage prod- ucts from throughout the company's history, including the T50, Model JT-21 industrial hand-held fastener, and original Hammer Tacker design. The HT50 Hammer Tacker is ĨĩĞġġĢĖęĚĞģĩĝĚĐĎěĤħħĤĤŽģĜĞģĨĪġĖĩĞĤģ housewrap and other professional jobs; it is a mainstay. Founded in Milwaukee by a master car- penter in 1919, Empire Level, now based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, celebrates 100 years of serving the construction trades with levels and layout tools. Empire Level continues its tradition of innovation and developing productivity solutions while remaining committed to manufacturing in the U.S.—as it has from the beginning. It employs over 200 people at its Wisconsin facilities. QualifiedRemodeler.com July 2019 11 For more info circle 54 ORDER PROVIA'S MANUFACTURED STONE. IT SHIPS IN DAYS, NOT WEEKS. ALL YEAR. provia.com/ships-in-days When Performance Matters. Doors_Windows_Siding_Stone DOES YOUR STONE MANUFACTURER HAVE SOME COMMITMENT PROBLEMS?

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