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  1. July-August 2003 – SIPS Briefs

    SIP Briefs July/August  2003 SIP Production Climbs 50% In Five Years The volume of single-family homes constructed with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has increased by a stunning 50% in the last five years, from 8,000 homes in 1997 to 12,000 homes in 2002.This makes SIPs the fastest growing building system when compared to the growth […]

  2. September-October 2003 – Industry Briefs

    Industry Briefs September/October 2003 BSM Launches New Web Site (Obviously!) Just when you thought you’d discovered all the knowledge there is on the Al Gore-invented Internet , it’s time to make your mouse hoof it on over to Several months in development, the new Building Systems Magazine web site offers much more in-depth information […]

  3. September-October 2003 – Panel Briefs

    Panel Briefs September/October 2003 Barden Grapples With GrowthA hot home building market in the Northeast, low interest rates and an increasingly productive builder network have pushed sales to a record high in July for panelizer Barden Homes (Homer, NY). Orders for new homes from the company’s 200 authorized builders in one month was higher in […]

  4. Next Gen 04

    NextGen 04: The Evolution Of The American Home Modular technology is contributing to the “Evolution of the American Home,â€? the theme for the 2004 NextGen Demonstration Home. This 2,400 sq.ft. home is on display outside the Las Vegas Convention Center for nearly the entire month of January, including during the International Builders Show, which runs […]

  5. March-April 2004 – Log and Timber Frame Briefs

    Log & Timber Frame Briefs March/April 2004AIM acquires Log Home Living, BSMActive Interest Media or AIM (El Segundo, CA) recently purchased Home Buyer Publications or HBP (Chantilly, VA). HBP publishes the consumer magazines Log Home Living, Timber Frame Homes and this trade publication. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.At the helm of AIM is […]

  6. March-April 2004 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs March/April 2004President Bush’s Strategy Praised by LandersPresident George W. Bush traveled to New Hampshire at the end of January to push his administration’s domestic agenda. At a Jan. 29 roundtable to discuss the state’s economic outlook, Bush met with Joseph Landers, president and chief executive officer of Customized Structures (Claremont, NH).Landers offered strong […]

  7. July-August 2003 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs July/August 2003Genesis Expands Into Apartment DevelopmentsGenesis Homes, a member of the Champion Enterprises (Auburn Hills, MI) family of homebuilders and the only nationwide producer of modular homes, is celebrating Genesis’ venture into the production of a new modular residential housing product for builders and developers. Genesis began construction of its first major multi-family […]

  8. Preview of Showcase 2003

    Preview of Showcase 2003 Learning is a treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere. If you want to get your hands on more treasures in life (and who doesn’t?), then you should slip into Showcase 2003, the annual convention and trade show for the building systems industry. This is the place where systems manufacturers, builders and […]

  9. July-August 2003 – Forecast and Trends

    Forecast & Trends—July/August 2003 Modular Home Sales Soar 11% In 2002 Industry grabs more market share in nearly every region, thanks to improved designs and growing consumer awareness of its quality.The good news is that modular home construction is reaching new heights. The bad news is if your particular boat isn’t rising on the same […]

  10. July-August 2003 – Advertising and PR

    Advertising & PR July/August 2003Dealer Cooks Up Book To Battle CancerWhen a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, one often wants to do something to help. When Crystal Horne, a dealer for Honest Abe Log Homes in Elysburg, PA, learned her father had cancer, she cooked up an inspiring idea. Why not create […]

  11. July-August 2003 – Industry Briefs

    Industry Briefs July/Aug 03 USG Names Industrialized ManagerAt United States Gypsum Company or USG (Chicago, IL) Ted Kellam has been named manager, marketing and technical services for the industrialized construction division, which serves the building systems industry.A 19-year veteran of the company, Kellam joined USG in 1984 as a light steel framing engineer. Since that […]

  12. July-August 2003 – Log and Timber Frame Briefs

      Log & Timber Frame Briefs July/August 2003 Upgrade Your Design Departments, Survey SaysLog and timber frame producers need to invest more money in software upgrades and training for their designers and system technicians to speed up the design process, if they are to capture more of the custom home building market nationwide.That’s the conclusion […]

  13. July-August 2003 – Panel Briefs

    Panel Briefs July/August 2003 Panel/Modular Tour A SuccessBased in Fishkill, NY, this year’s BSC Panel and Modular tour was regarded as success, with attendees visiting PDJ Components, Signature Building Systems, Simplex Industries, Chelsea Modular Homes, Northeast Panel & Trust, and Superior Walls. BCMC Oct. 8-10 In PhoenixMark your calendars for Oct. 8-10th. That’s when The […]

  14. March-April 2004 – Panel Briefs

    Panel Briefs – March /April 2004 Panel Modular Plant Tour May 23-25Want an in-depth look at some of the most cutting-edge panel and modular producers in the United States? Then attend the Building Systems Councils annual spring tour of factories, tentatively scheduled for May 23-25 in South Bend, IN.Please note the actual dates of the […]

  15. September-October 2003 – Log and Timber Frame Briefs

    Log & Timber Frame Briefs September/October 2003 Lincoln Acquiring Companies, Taps Industry VeteransIncreasing its marketing and manufacturing reach and quickly becoming one of the largest players in the industry, Original Lincoln Logs (Chestertown, NY) has added talented veterans to its staff and is acquiring additional milling operations in the West. Original Lincoln, a leading supplier […]

  16. September-October 2003 – Forecast and Trends

    Forecast & Trends Sept-Oct. 03 Economic Indicators Jump For JoyWith Saddam on the run in Iraq (reportedly in drag, what a warrior, eh?) and his two evil offspring reduced to grease spots by our Special Forces, U.S. consumers are turning their attention to domestic issues and rediscovering the joy of spending on hearth and home. […]

  17. July-August 2003 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs July/August 2003 Showcase Bound for Hot Springs, VA Nov. 2-5Mark your calendars for Nov. 2nd-5th. That’s when Showcase, the annual convention and trade show for the building systems industry, is bound for Hot Springs, VA. This year’s event will be held at The Homestead, one of the finest spa and recreational resorts on […]

  18. September-October 2003 – Advertising and PR

    Advertising and PR September/October 2003Simplex Featured This Season On Bob Vila’s ‘Home Again’ Film crews provided the lights and cameras. Simplex Industries (Scranton, PA) provided the action in August, as camera crews descended on the company’s facilities to film the construction of a custom 3,300 sq.ft. home. Cameras captured images of the very latest modern […]

  19. March-April 2004 – Industry Briefs

    Industry News March/April 2004 Peebles earns accolades at Sashco Paul Peebles, a veteran of the log home industry and frequent speaker at educational events and seminars, earned salesmen of the year at Sashco (Brighton, CO). A nine year veteran at Sashco, Peebles has earned a reputation for his professional integrity, impeccable sense of humor and […]

  20. September-October 2003 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs September/October 2003 Haven Homes Looks SouthHaven Homes (Beech Creek, PA), known as the extreme modular company for its custom construction capabilities from its manufacturing facilities at its Beech Creek headquarters and in Bellafonte, PA, is looking south to expand its reach—specifically in South Carolina. Steve Bassett, vice president with the 50-year-old company, is […]

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