Ege Seramik’s Latest Tile Introduction

Ege Seramik proudly introduces NORWAY, the latest in its series of natural porcelain tiles.

NORWAY is a sophisticated, glazed porcelain collection defined by its look of natural marble. The bold, striking veins that cascade through it are characteristics that make this collection so desirable in today’s market.

These elegant, 24 x 48” and 24” x 24” fully polished floor tiles can be partnered with complementing 12” x 24” wall tile/field tile along with Oslo and Tropicana deco tiles featuring a 3D mosaic effect.

NORWAY is a hard-wearing porcelain tile, digitally printed via Ege Seramik’s state-of-the-art inkjet technology, offering high-performance and low maintenance, ideal for both residential and medium traffic commercial applications.

“Classic stone looks are starting to come back into the spotlight,” stated Alp Er, General Manager of Ege Seramik America. “Our designers have created a world-class design, mimicking the finest stones from renowned quarries around the globe.”

About Ege Seramik
Since 1972, Ege Seramik has been a major global supplier of top-quality ceramic and porcelain tile materials. To meet the demand of customers in the United States and Canada, Ege Seramik America, (established 1991) has been serving a strong and loyal cadre of active North American customers from its stateside headquarters in Georgia. For years, Ege Seramik has been the number one Turkish product exported to the North American continent. To learn more about Ege Seramik and view the entire product line, visit or contact the firm directly at Ege Seramik America, Inc. 1721 Oakbrook Drive, Suite C Norcross, GA 30093 Office: (678) 291-0888.

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Shelter Creek Condominiums & Centrica Business Solutions

Environmentally-conscious residents at Shelter Creek Condominiums, a 1,296-unit multi-family development in San Bruno, Calif., now have a way to offset more than 70 percent of the community’s annual electricity usage thanks to a new solar system from Centrica Business Solutions.

Centrica Business Solutions, part of Centrica plc, announced the design and installation of the 2.5-megawatt high efficiency solar project in 2017 and now have officially broken ground at the development. As one of the largest solar installations at a multi-family development in the state, this project brings eight phases of construction of the rooftop solar system. Once complete, the installation is expected to generate 3,632,773 kilowatt-hours annually – equivalent to removing 545 cars from the road or recycling 896 tons of waste, instead of sending it to a landfill.

Shelter Creek Condominiums is one of the largest multi-family developments in San Mateo County and is leading the way as a sustainable community. “Our residents are informed and knowledgeable about sustainable living, and we are excited to work with Centrica Business Solutions to lower our community’s carbon footprint,” said Ronnie Rosen, General Manager of Shelter Creek. “The solar installation complements our California Energy Commission-granted electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting components in the common areas, renewable energy recycling, composting, and sustainability through the ‘no neonicotinoid pesticide’ policy for our on-site honey bee super hives.”

“We are excited to partner with Shelter Creek on this project,” said Brian Brogan, Senior Director of Business Solutions at Centrica Business Solutions. “By providing clean renewable energy to residents, we are creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment that is an important focus of the residents here, while also aligning with our corporate commitment to provide products and services that lead to a lower carbon future.”

About Centrica plc
Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Our purpose is to provide energy and services to satisfy the changing needs of our customers and help them run their worlds in more sustainable ways.

Under the Centrica Business Solutions brand, we deliver intelligent integrated energy solutions, combining distributed energy technologies and a variety of commercial options to help businesses and other large energy users improve performance and cost management, drive decarbonization, strengthen resilience, and create opportunities for growth.

Through Centrica we also provide energy trading services, and supply energy through Direct Energy in North America, British Gas in the UK, and Bord Gais in Ireland.

To learn more about Centrica Business Solutions, please visit

About Shelter Creek Condominiums
Shelter Creek Condominiums is one of the premier living communities of the San Francisco Peninsula. The 1,296 condominium style homes with 4,000 residents are built around 45 acres of open reserve areas. For more information please visit

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Legrand® Ultra-Secure Wireless Lighting Controls Platform

Legrand North & Central America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, today announced the availability of the Wattstopper Wireless DLM system. Wireless DLM builds upon the success of the original wired DLM system by extending its capabilities into IP-based wireless control. The result is an ecosystem of simple, secure, and scalable lighting controls that make it easier than ever to improve building efficiency and performance.

New wireless products include a dimming room controller, ceiling mount PIR occupancy sensor, corner mount PIR occupancy sensor, digital photosensor, dimming wall switch, and 5-button scene switch – all of which are in stock and ready to ship. Accompanying the hardware are the DLM Configuration app for Bluetooth® based commissioning and an all new version of LMCS for project design and advanced system programming. Rounding out the offering are newly enhanced versions of thewireless bridge and border router products. The DLM Dashboard software will be available soon for easy maintenance, monitoring, and control of any networked DLM system.

Legrand developed the new wireless system using the latest in open standards and protocols for IoT systems in high performance buildings. Advanced IoT security has been layered into the system with the development and incorporation of Secure Commission and Secure Control technologies enabled in part by trusted hardware chips built into each wireless product. More information on the security aspects of the system can be found in the Wireless DLM security white paper.

“While we aren’t the first company to bring a wireless lighting controls system to market, the extra diligence spent on R&D and engineering as well as some timely advancements in wireless technology have allowed us to develop a system that truly raises the bar for intelligent lighting controls,” said Daniel Stankovich, Product Manager at Legrand. “This is going to be an advancement for wireless lighting controls in the same way that the original Wattstopper DLM system disrupted the industry when it was introduced nearly a decade ago.”

The addition of wireless capabilities enables the flagship DLM system to deliver tremendous cost and time saving benefits to specifying engineers, electrical contractors, and facility managers who need reliable, code-compliant lighting controls. Along with robust security, Wireless DLM products are designed for easy installation and start up, featuring app-based commissioning, Industry-leading battery life, multiple innovative mounting options, and over-the-air firmware upgradability.

One of the biggest benefits is that the wireless products are designed to be integrated seamlessly with existing wired DLM products offering flexibility to design wired, wireless, or hybrid rooms depending on the requirements for each application.

For more information, check out the Wireless DLM video or visit:

About Wattstopper
Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable, and flexible energy-efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services has been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years.

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $6.2 billion (USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)

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Redesigning of Lincoln Center

The purpose of redesigning of the existing Lincoln plaza became
the idea to create a truly unified World Cultural Center, which would include all areas and functions of the existing complex.

Proposed image of this World importance cultural center implies the creation of monumental architectural complex providing for the preservation of all functions of the buildings and structures existing on the premises at the present time. It is intended to embody in itself, apart from the construction of space opera and theatrical stages of the art of world value – a construction which will serve as architectural planning accent of urban composition and development of city formation. Three main stages – theater of drama (Koch), opera (Metropolitan Opera) and philharmonic (Every Fisher Hall) grouped under the common roof.

Front facades of Drama Theater and Philharmonic are with their sculptural bareliefs certainly interesting and at the same time rather unpretentious image of modern architecture and designed to address and emphasize the dominant role of the facade of Metropolitan Opera.

The center would consist out of monumental impressive structure, which would include the Metropolitan Opera, David Koch Theater, Avery Fisher Hall and attached to it the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Library-Museum, as well as a Hotel with a facade at the Amsterdam Ave with over 400 rooms and a set of administrative offices with a conference hall, plus a great size of a restaurant, shops – kiosks selling souvenirs, fast food.

A spacious esplanade, raised above the surface of the Lincoln Center area for relaxation and a better view for tourists, will be complete with an overpass walk-through via Columbus Ave and Broadway, with the installation on the axis of Broadway a vertical obelisk with the Lincoln Center inscription. It will serve from a far distance as a guide and together with the overpass will improve the urban characteristic of existed center. In the future, if the opportunity will present itself the Lincoln Center Esplanade can be further extended to connect with the Central Park.

The structure, which would contain the three main stages, its volumetric and interiors expression implies the skillful combination of modern forms of David Koch Theater and Avery Fisher Hall, as a Philharmonic Hall, which are reflected as well contemporary themes in their repertoire with classical forms in modern interpretation of external and internal details in decoration of Metropolitan Opera house.

The design of it is called to emphasize the role of classical operas which are dominate in the repertoire of world opera houses, their importance in the world of opera art, which has stood the test of time.

On the square, in addition to fountain water basins, I propose small forms along the main buildings’ side façade and raised above the surface at two sides of it, the helipads for electric engine helicopters in addition to the underground garage with entrances on both sides. It will increase and facilitate the visit to the center by people who live at a considerable distance from Manhattan.

All of the above will fundamentally change the concept of perception of the new image of Lincoln Center, which will transform it, indeed, into a major cultural center of a World global significance.

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McCarthy Southern New Integrated Design Director

McCarthy Building Companies recently hired Damian Hamlin as Integrated Design Director, Southern Region based in Atlanta. This is a new regional role for McCarthy and one that differentiates the company from other construction firms. Hamlin has Bachelor of Architecture degree and 19 years of experience with an integrated design/build firm on projects across Georgia and North Carolina.

“We are very pleased to have Damian join McCarthy,” said Bobby Campbell, executive vice president of McCarthy Atlanta. “We are seeing increased incidence of design/build delivery project opportunities across our region and foresee that an integrated design services manager can not only facilitate a superior project experience, but further differentiate us from our competitors.”

Hamlin will serve as a liaison with McCarthy’s architecture project partners, ensuring proper contractual agreements, collaboration and communication with the goal of a superior client and project team experience. Further, with his experience in architectural operations and integrated project leadership, he will provide guidance in team cooperation, schedule adherence and quality.

“I am extremely excited to join the McCarthy team. With a steep history of excellent building delivery and an intentional commitment to technology, diversity, process improvement, client satisfaction – plus extraordinary concern for its employee-partners, I see a team and firm with an exciting future and I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to that future.”

Hamlin graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and joined his previous firm upon graduation, where he served as a Project Executive and Associate Principal. He has previously held all the office positions of the Design-Build Institute of America’s Southeast Chapter and has a passion for design and construction delivery.

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at

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Flexible Shafts Benefits in Industrial Drain Cleaning

By David W. Neville, S.S. White Technologies, Inc.

In homes, small businesses, and large industrial settings, plumbing systems and drains need cleaning. In many of these settings drain cleaning consists of pouring chemicals down the pipes every few years. In other places and businesses, drain cleaning is a much more substantial job.

Restaurants and food businesses put undue stress on their drain systems with all of the grease and food waste they discard every day, requiring heavy-duty industrial drain cleaning equipment to remove troublesome blockages.

In older homes or businesses that are located next to old trees and their root systems, the situation is similar, as tree roots can infiltrate drains and pipes, clogging them severely.
When blockages like tree roots or a longtime build-up of grease come into play, chemical solutions do no more than tickle blockages. This is why there are a wide variety of industrial drain cleaning devices on the market today – there is a need for machines that can clean severely blocked drains quickly, cheaply, and efficiently.

Types of Drain Cleaning Machines
Industrial strength drain cleaning machines can be divided into roughly three types: hydro-jetting machines, drain snakes, and power rodding machines.

Hydro-jetting is the process of using a high-pressured flow of water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes. This removes scale, grease and other debris that has built up inside the pipe walls over time. Drain cleaning machines using this method work in more or less the same basic way. First, the operator inserts a hose that’s connected to a tank of water into the clogged pipe. The hose can withstand the high-pressured water that’s sent into the pipes, and a specialized machine pressurizes water from the tank. This hose then delivers a high-pressure jet of water into the pipe, the pressure of which varies depending on the condition of the pipes.

In general, machines may pressurize the water up to a 5,000 psi or more and deliver as many as 20 gallons of water per minute. The process of removing the blockages from the pipe involves working with gravity. This type of machine can be quite effective at drain cleaning, but it does have downsides, including freezing in cold temperatures and the various dangers that can come along with using high pressure.

Perhaps the most common kind of drain cleaning machine is called a drain snake. Drain snaking has a simple operation that is often effective, especially for home plumbing use. Industrial strength drain snakes are, more or less, a long spring cable with corkscrew on the end, attached to a motor. The cable is inserted into the clogged pipe, and the motor feeds the cable into the pipe. With luck the cable or corkscrew at the end snags any blockages in the pipe and can then be pulled out with the blockages. This kind of drain cleaning machine is common, but it is often not suitable for more challenging drain cleaning applications.

The last of the three most common drain cleaning machines work via a method known as “power-rodding.” Developed as an alternative to drain snake machines, power rodding systems use a flexible metal cable that threads into drain systems and around bends and joints. A cleaning head with very sharp teeth is installed at the leading end of the cable.

This cleaning attachment is sized to the diameter of the pipe being treated. An electric motor rotates the cable, causing the sharp cleaning head to turn at a high rate of speed. This action obliterates the obstruction blocking the pipe, shears off any protrusions such as tree roots and shaves away years of sludge buildup. The high-speed cutting tool shreds the obstructive material blocking the pipe into small fragments that are easily flushed away when the flow of water is introduced into the pipe.

While all three of these methods are viable depending on the application, all three have downsides and issues. However, one technology – flexible shafts – when applied to drain cleaning machines, can help to rectify many of these issues, and serve as a complement to other drain cleaning machines.

Flexible Shafts in Drain Cleaning
A flexible shaft is a precisely defined and configured nested group of springs, tightly wound so that it has torsional or rotational strength, as opposed to the tensile strength found in standard wire rope or cable to which flexible shafts bear a resemblance.

Flexible shaft construction
What makes flexible shafts specifically useful is that flexible shafts can bend, but also still rotate. In other words, a flexible shaft transmits rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but it can be routed over, under, and around obstacles that would make using a solid shaft impractical.

Flexible shafts are used in a number of applications, including advanced aerospace technologies. Their flexibility, combined with tensile strength, makes flexible shafts a force in the tight, twisted environments often encountered in drain cleaning.

When compared to other drain cleaning technologies, drain cleaning machines using flexible shafts are advantageous in that they are smaller, lighter and more flexible; easier to clean; and enable the use of a camera in drain cleaning.

Flexible shafts are as strong as other kinds of cables used in drain cleaning, but they are smaller and lighter, as well as more flexible. These characteristics are helpful in two ways. First, flexible shafts’ low weight and size is useful primarily for the operators of drain cleaning machines in using and transporting the equipment to the job site. The cables traditionally used in drain cleaning can be large and heavy, as well as difficult to transport.

In addition, traditional drain cleaning cables, which more or less resemble extremely long, tightly wound open springs, are not very flexible. This can make maneuvering the cables through drains difficult. Flexible shafts are notably more flexible, so they can be useful in drain cleaning applications in which the clogged pipes are particularly bendy or hard to navigate with the stiffer traditional drain cleaning cables.

Another advantage flexible shafts have over traditional drain cleaning cables is that they are exceedingly easy to clean. Traditional drain cleaning cables are like large hollow springs – springs are by nature open to the air, so in drain cleaning, as the cable moves through the dirty drain, unclogging debris, it is likely for that debris to become lodged in and on the cable. Being that these cables are long and tightly wound, it is a hassle for drain cleaners to maintain them and keep them clean. Flexible shafts, on the other hand, are covered in a protective casing, making clean-up after a drain is cleaned much easier.

Lastly, flexible shafts can be advantageous to use over other drain cleaning methods in certain situations because they clean drains without water, which enables the use of a camera. When hydro-jetting, camera use is impossible due to the high volume of pressurized water used. Cleaning a drain using a machine based around a flexible shaft (or other dry cable) allows a camera to be fed into the drain just behind the spinning end of the cable. This can be helpful as it allows drain cleaners to see what exactly is blocking the pipe, enabling them to adjust their cleaning method if need be.

The Clog Dog
One notable example of flexible shafts being used in drain cleaning to great effect is their use by Clog Squad, a Michigan-based drain cleaning contractor. According to Clog Squad, it had been searching for a lighter, safer and easier way to clean drains, and found it in the flexible shaft.

The Clog Squad’s Clog Dog drain cleaning machine is based around the use of a flexible shaft to clean drains, and according to Clog Squad, the use of flexible shafts with the Clog Dog has made the job cleaner, safer, and way more effective.

Clog Dog flex shaft with chain knocker accessory.

Clog Squad gets its flexible shafts from S.S. White, one of only three flexible shaft manufacturers in the United States. S.S. White has helped Clog Squad cleaning by ensuring that its flexible shafts are always designed to exact specifications using proprietary software. The use of S.S. White’s flexible shaft has enabled Clog Squad great success while drain cleaning.

Overall, all of the three main methods to industrial drain cleaning have a place in various applications. Now, with the Clog Squad and S.S. White leading the way, it is clear that flexible shafts are a light, powerful, clean, and effective new method to clean drains that can serve as an excellent option in all kinds of industrial drain cleaning applications.

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New Trane®/Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Solutions


Trane®, a global provider of indoor comfort and energy services solutions, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®, is announcing the launch of the new Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric N-Generation CITY MULTI® VRF and Nv Series Ductless products. These solutions are now available to design and order from your local Trane Commercial Sales office, and will ship starting in July 2019.

Trane entered a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. for ductless products in May of 2018. These new ductless and VRF solutions, manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, feature a two-pipe design with highly flexible and easily installed components, which can reduce total costs while offering a compact footprint and significant control.

“We are excited about the expanded capabilities of our next generation VRF and ductless offerings,” said Steve Obstein, portfolio leader, ductless and sourced products. “Trane is committed to reducing the energy intensity of the world and the evolution of our product line has the ability to impact this vision in a significant way. Our new product offerings directly contribute to the electrification of buildings and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. Together with Trane’s existing systems and services, Trane is uniquely positioned to support our customers’ goals for increased energy efficiency and expanded heating capabilities.”

These new offerings include:

N-Generation CITY MULTI®:
• Smaller footprint and simple installation for design flexibility.
• Flash injection technology for a rated heating capacity down to -13oF.
• Superior efficiency from next generation heat exchanger, compressor, and fan design.
• Ultra-quiet operation from five condenser airflow settings.

Nv Series:
• Maximizes energy savings by using only the energy needed to perfectly cool or heat an area.
• Installs quickly and easily, without the need for major construction or remodeling.
• Realizes maximum control and energy efficiency, with higher SEER and HSPF ratings.
For more information, please visit

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit or

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IMAGINiT Clarity 2020 Improves Revit PM

IMAGINiT Technologies’ latest release of the Clarity 2020 suite of products optimizes the BIM team’s efficiency by automating manual work, unlocking insights for easy analysis and seamless sharing of Autodesk Revit data across the entire team of building owners and project partners.

“Every new feature and enhancement in Clarity 2020 is designed to deliver insights to the right people faster, facilitating a smarter BIM team that works more efficiently,” says Bill Zavadil, chief operating officer, IMAGINiT Technologies. “With task automation tools that enable BIM teams to focus on strategic, high value work, Clarity customers around the globe report that they save an average of 200 hours per project each year.”

Enhanced analytics in Clarity 2020 show a more complete picture of all activities taking place within the model and help project managers understand how different aspects of the model impact project performance. Being able to quickly diagnose and repair any issues within the model, and easily track the status for all project stakeholders from one dashboard, ensures a healthy model and drives productivity across the entire team. Increased compatibility with cloud services also improves the shareability of files making it possible to engage every project partner in a more collaborative process.

New in Clarity 2020

IMAGINiT Clarity is now compatible with Autodesk Revit 2020, as well as Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Design. Clarity 2020 also includes new features including:

• Automation of Non-Revit Tasks allows users to automate Windows-oriented file tasks on a project, such as synchronizing or copying Box, File System, Dropbox, ProjectWise, SharePoint and BIM360 files between each of these systems.

• Cloud-based Task Processing provides the ability to process key tasks in the cloud via Forge Design Automation.

• Management Features report more information on individual machines that connect to Clarity, providing more detail including modelling time, the versions of Revit being used and which Revit add-ins are operating.

• Enhanced Task Automation including the ability to batch transfer project standards and simpler Dynamo integration, allowing BIM Coordinators to more effectively adhere to standards and automate unique tasks.

For more information on IMAGINiT’s Clarity software as well as a complete range of BIM technology solutions, visit or talk to an IMAGINiT expert at 1-800-356-9050.

About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries. Organizations of all sizes work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivalled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability.

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From tranquil to contemporary architectural hues, color is one of the easiest ways to transform a home’s appearance and increase its curb appeal. Alside®, a leading manufacturer of vinyl windows, patio doors, and siding, announced today the launch of seven new siding, soffit, trim and accessory colors as part of the Explorer Collection.
Inspired by nature, these deep saturated hues, cool neutrals and bold shades will transform the appearance of any home. The new colors include on-trend grays, blue, red, green and timeless browns.

The Explorer Collection is available in full or in part on the following lines: Prodigy®, Charter Oak®, Odyssey Plus®, Coventry®, Conquest®, Board & Batten® and Williamsport®.

“Our quality siding and the expanded Explorer color palette allow builders and remodelers to provide endless opportunities for homeowner personalization,” said Shawn Hardy, senior vice president and general manager of integrated products, Associated Materials. “These new color options not only complete the overall Alside palette and complement each other – from siding, window and exterior accessories – but lead to compliments from your customers.”

Alside Explorer Collection adds an element of style and variety to exterior settings and come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Like all Alside exterior building products, this collection provides builders and remodelers wide design flexibility with the added benefits of ease of installation and trouble-free maintenance. For more information, or to locate your local Alside supply center, visit

About Alside
Alside’s mission is to create successful partnerships with contractors, builders, distributors, and dealers by providing, installing, and servicing industry leading exterior building products and solutions. The company helps partners create or restore exceptional residential, multi-family, and light commercial structures that are energy-efficient, comfortable, long-lasting, and beautiful for the home or building owner. Alside operates over 100 company-owned supply centers across the United States. For more information, or to locate your local Alside supply center, visit

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Allegiant airline plans Fla. resort development

Allegiant, the budget airline, plans to build a $470 million resort in Florida. Sunseeker Resorts Charlotte Harbor will open next year with 180 extended-stay suites and 500 guest rooms. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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