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Washington Siding Company Believes Homeowners Deserve Better Than ‘Free Estimates’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Homeowners have been inundated in recent years with offers from contracting companies for "free estimates" for siding, roofing, window replacement, and any other home maintenance project they may need. But Builders Service Company in Washington is taking a different approach to helping folks improve their homes.

Often, companies that advertise free estimates don't offer the level of service and customization of price, materials, and timeline that homeowners need to get the most out of their home improvements. These free quotes usually entail a quick, impersonal and dubious price estimate that is likely to increase by up to 50% between when the quote is given and the service is booked, a bait-and-switch that many homeowners can no doubt relate to and find very frustrating.

But Builders Service Company does it differently. The Builders philosophy is that a home is the most important investment someone can make, and is worth much more than a free quote can properly assess. And while there is no cost to book a consultation with their home exterior experts, it's so much more than a free estimate. When Builders Service Company meets with a customer, they do so with the goal of providing the homeowner with everything they need to make the right decision for their home, from materials, to services, to timeline, to pricing information that will hold up to the changing markets.

"We take the time to truly understand the homeowner's needs, and what the best choice will be for them in terms of products, services, and project timeline," says Builders owner Mason Ruppel. "Your home deserves world-class materials that will stand the test of time and the highest quality service. When I meet with you, I'll make sure you get that, even if it takes four or five hours."

Builders Service Company offers personalized in-home consultations and custom design appointments for siding, roofing, windows, and other home contracting services.

About Builders Service Company:

Serving the Greater Pacific Northwest, Builders Service Company has been in business as a residential home improvement contractor since 1974, providing installation services and excellent products that will last a lifetime. Builders Service Company strives to provide the best workmanship and accuracy, professionalism, customer care, and affordability to all its customers, regardless of the project, to help clients invest meaningfully in their homes. They are the two-time recipients of the Golden Hammer Contractor Award from Alcoa Building Products, and are the designated Dealer of Distinction for Preservation Windows and Siding.

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Industrial Manufacturing Shows 4.1% Decrease in May 2022

JACKSON BEACH, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the May 2022 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 142 new projects in May and 148 in April in the Industrial Manufacturing sector as seen in the enclosed chart.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type
Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 124 New Projects
Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 53 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity
New Construction - 45 New Projects
Expansion - 54 New Projects
Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 45 New Projects
Plant Closings - 11 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)
North Carolina - 13
Indiana - 9
California - 8
New York - 6
Ohio - 6
Pennsylvania - 6
Tennessee - 6
Washington - 6
Wisconsin - 6
Georgia - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of May, our research team identified 12 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Hyundai Motor America, who is planning to invest $6 billion for the construction of an EV manufacturing facility in SAVANNAH, GA. Construction is expected to start in early 2023, with completion slated for Spring 2025.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

Aluminum products mfr. is planning to invest $2.5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in BAY MINETTE, AL. Completion is slated for 2025.

Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $2.1 billion for the construction of two processing facilities in BOONE COUNTY, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Investment firm is planning to invest $2 billion for the construction of an aluminum products recycling and manufacturing facility in LOS LUNAS, NM. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in late 2023, with completion slated for 2026.

Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $160 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades at their warehouse, manufacturing, and laboratory facility in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Plastic material mfr. is planning to invest $80 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GASTONIA, NC. Completion is slated for Fall 2025.

Biotechnology company is planning to invest $75 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their laboratory and processing facility in LA JOLLA, CA. They have recently received approval for the project.

Industrial supplies mfr. is planning to invest $58 million for the expansion of their warehouse and manufacturing facility in VALLEY, NE by 80,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project.

Nutritional products mfr. is planning to invest $50 million for the construction of a processing facility in BEAVER, UT. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Battery mfr. is planning to invest $45 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 67,000 sf manufacturing facility at 501 Griffin Brook Dr. in METHUEN, MA. They have recently received approval for the project. They will relocate operations upon completion.

Biotechnology company is planning to invest $36 million for the construction of a 50,000 sf laboratory and processing facility at 2195 Day Hill Rd. in WINDSOR, CT. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

About SalesLeads, Inc.:

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based in Jacksonville, FL is a leader in delivering industrial capital project intelligence and prospecting services for sales and marketing teams to ensure a predictable and scalable pipeline. Our Industrial Market Intelligence, IMI identifies timely insights on companies planning significant capital investments such as new construction, expansion, relocation, equipment modernization and plant closings in industrial facilities. The Outsourced Prospecting Services, an extension to your sales team, is designed to drive growth with qualified meetings and appointments for your internal sales team.

* Industrial Manufacturing
* Plastics
* Food and Beverage
* Metals
* Power Generation
* Pulp Paper and Wood
* Oil and Gas
* Mining and Aggregates
* Chemical
* Research and Development
* Distribution and Supply Chain
* Pipelines
* Pharmaceutical
* Industrial Buildings
* Waste Water Treatment
* Data Centers


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Roofing Contractor Couto Construction Wins Owens Corning Award for Philanthropy

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- In 2018, "Couto Cares" became Couto Construction's company motto and it continues to be at the heart of what this roofing contractor stands for most. That's why they're excited to announce that they were the recent recipient of the Pinnacle Award, an Owens Corning Community Award, in the community category.

The award is given out to companies that are making a difference in their communities, while having a direct involvement with local families. Owens Corning narrowed down the entries to 16 and then determined the winner based on three criteria:

* Community: philanthropic endeavors and/or charitable efforts consistent with Owens Corning's spirit and values of giving back to the local community.

* Safety: commitment to safe practices and advancement of safe practices on the jobsite, road, in the office and community.

* Sustainability: ongoing commitment towards creating a business that contributes to environmental health of our world through advancing sustainability of company's operation.

"We're always so appreciative when we're awarded for the work we do, whether it's for service excellence, product excellence or a feature in a national industry publication," Derek Couto, co-owner says.

This award is about being good neighbors and about helping in both big ways and small gestures.

"Whether it's a roof giveaway, supporting a local sports team or even adopting a family for Christmas, it's an amazing feeling to help someone," Jason Couto, co-owner, shares. "There's no feeling that compares to doing a good deed."

To date, Couto Construction has given back more than $500,000 to the community.

About Couto Construction:

Couto Construction provides home improvement services to help families have worry-free home improvement projects. Founded in 1987, it is a dream realized for Portuguese immigrant Gil Couto. Couto Construction has built its reputation on being a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Its services include roofing, siding, gutters and more. Now a second-generation owned company led by two of Gil's sons, Jason and Derek, they continue to change the construction industry by giving customers the high level of service they deserve. They do this through innovation, community and safety.

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Pompano Beach CRA Seeks Restaurant Developer/Operator for Prime Site: Restaurant to Anchor Old Town Arts and Entertainment District

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking sealed proposals from qualified respondents for the development and operations of a restaurant located in the "Old Town Arts and Entertainment District" in the City of Pompano Beach. The purpose of this Request For Proposal (RFP) process is to select a qualified respondent with proven experience, financial resources, and professional expertise to design, renovate and construct a new restaurant on this pivotal site. The City will receive sealed proposals until 2:00 p.m. (local), Monday, July 11, 2022.

The solicitation documents can be downloaded for free from the eBid System as a pdf (Bid #T-16-22) at:

"The Old Town Arts and Entertainment District has already attracted several leading restaurateurs, and now with this new opportunity, we look forward to partnering with an outstanding developer/operator who shares our vision for the area," said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director.

Locals have dubbed the location the "Wash House," as the historic building was once a former laundromat. Conceptual ideas for the 6,089 square foot building include a high-quality, unique, diverse style restaurant or a craft brewery/wine bar with a food component of light bites or full kitchen. Roof top seating must be incorporated as an active use.

Currently, two restaurants are under construction in the district including South Bar & Kitchen by Mike Linder and Papamigos by Brian Faeth.

An Optional Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9 a.m. (local) at 11 N.E. 1st Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 to provide Proposers with a site tour of the Old Town Arts and Entertainment District.

Proposers must be registered on the City's eBid System in order to view the solicitation documents and respond to this solicitation. The solicitation documents can be downloaded for free from the eBid System as a pdf at:

The City is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any documentation the Proposer receives from any source other than from the eBid System. Proposer is solely responsible for downloading all required documents. A list of Proposers will be read aloud in a public forum. To attend the virtual opening, go to to find the zoom link.

About the Pompano Beach CRA:

The CRA was created in 1989. It has two independent districts: Northwest CRA and East CRA established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district.

The CRA is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values increase and a portion of that increase is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts without raising taxes. For more information

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GPRS Acquires TruePoint Laser Scanning

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) has acquired TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC. TruePoint Laser Scanning is a leading provider of 3D laser scanning services to the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

"We're very excited about this acquisition," said Jason Schaff, Senior Vice President of Customer Service at GPRS. "The new partnership with TruePoint allows us to serve customers both in subsurface locating and above-ground mapping."

Ryan Hacker, President of TruePoint Laser Scanning, added, "GPRS is the leading service provider in the subsurface damage prevention industry. We're excited to join them in their mission and add our capabilities to their expanding vision."

TruePoint provides as-built surveys, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models for buildings, plants, facilities, and sites. Their services help expedite design planning, prefabrication, asset management, and facility modifications.

"This TruePoint Laser Scanning acquisition is a big step for GPRS," said Matt Aston, President of GPRS. The acquisition of TruePoint indicates a new step toward above-ground mapping services. "TruePoint Laser Scanning is an excellent company with impressive laser scanning capabilities. Our goal is to work more closely with their management team and fully utilize their services to serve our clients' needs better."

As GPRS approaches the launch of their newest offering, SiteMap, this acquisition indicates their future as a robust service provider, both for above-ground and belowground mapping and safety services.

About GPRS:

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, provides private utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States. To learn more, visit

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KPost Roofing & Waterproofing Receives National Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors for Globe Life Field

DALLAS, Texas -- KPost Roofing & Waterproofing today announced work on the Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, presented during ABC's Convention 2022 in San Antonio, on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry's leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the nation.

"We could not be prouder of the KPost men and women who safely and successfully completed this iconic project, Globe Life Field!" stated Steve Little, President of KPost Roofing & Waterproofing. "This was a more complex project with a shorter timeframe than the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, yet we completed it on time and within budget for our clients Manhattan Construction, Texas Rangers, and the City of Arlington."

Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, has one of the world's largest retractable roofs. Foreman Thomas Williams led a crew of 80 from January 2019 to May 2020. KPost's complex scope of work included installing approximately 450,000 square feet of Carlisle's single-ply KEE PVC, a fleece-backed membrane for hail damage protection, and Liquiseal in gray to waterproof the steel structures penetrating the roof.

"For years, ABC has been honored to award outstanding construction projects like the Globe Life Field by KPost," said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. "Through hard work on this project, KPost shows the value of teamwork, overcoming challenges and creativity on the jobsite."

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation and safety.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition's judges. This year's judges included representatives from the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, University Research Institute and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC's website.

About KPost:

KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, a 400+ employee company, is the official Roofing & Waterproofing Partner of the Dallas Cowboys. They have been protecting roofs in the DFW Metroplex for over 18 years, providing you Safety, Quality, and Value with each roof installation or repair. To learn more about KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, go to

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Kelly Roofing Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Florida Roof Owners

NAPLES, Fla. -- Kelly Roofing, an award-winning roofing company, celebrates their 50th anniversary on June 13, 2022. The company was founded by Joe Kelly, Sr., in 1972 and is now run by his son, Ken Kelly. For decades, Kelly Roofing has helped Florida homeowners extend the lifespan of their roofs, and they plan to expand geographically in the coming years.

"When my father started the business, he was a journeyman roofer and painter," Ken explains. "Collier County started requiring licensure, and he had to choose between painting and roofing. He chose roofing." Ken didn't know it at the time, but this decision would shape his future. When his father was injured in 1993, Ken took over the business at the age of 17 (learn more at

As President of Kelly Roofing, Ken has always recognized the value of proper roof installation and maintenance. The company's slogan is "Never Have to Worry About Your Roof Again." Due to poor installation practices and harsh weather, many Florida roofs are failing prematurely. Kelly's services have allowed many customers to double the life of their roofs. Many never have to replace their roofs again in their lifetimes.

What Kelly Roofing does, works. Ken Kelly believes the company has a winning model with great people, systems and products. He does, however, plan to expand the business into new markets in the coming years. Kelly is excited to help even more residents worry less about their roofs.

This year also brought another exciting change for Kelly Roofing. Ken's son recently joined the business. "I'm proud that we are now a three-generation roofing business," says Ken. "As a family, roofing has been our passion for the last 50 years, and we plan to keep it that way for at least 50 more." Plans for an anniversary celebration are underway. Those who wish to learn more can contact Kelly Roofing at 239-228-3276.

About Kelly:

Kelly Roofing is America's Roofing Contractor of the Year, serving the Florida market since 1972. They are family-owned and have helped over 60,000 roof owners save money and live a worry-free life. Kelly Roofing understands how to eliminate the stress of unexpected roof costs. All Kelly Roofing employees live by the core values of Care, Communicate and Consistency, allowing them to provide outstanding workmanship using the most advanced methods.

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Vandalia Rental Grand Opening of Columbus, Ohio Location

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Vandalia Rental, a construction equipment rental company, held a Grand Opening event on May 19, 2022, at their new location at 2265 North Wilson Road in Columbus, Ohio. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a team meet-and-greet, food, beverages, equipment demonstrations, and gift basket raffles.

Vandalia Rental is the premier equipment rental solutions provider offering construction equipment and services to contractors, industrial, and municipal clients. Renting equipment reduces cost and eliminates the need for storage and maintenance.

A large group of contractors and government officials attended the grand opening of Vandalia Rental's newest branch. Ohio House of Representatives Minority Leader Allison Russo of the 24th District aided the Vandalia Rental team with the ribbon-cutting event.

"We are excited to be here in Columbus, with a terrific location in Central Ohio to provide equipment solutions and be a part of the community," shared Jimmy Hassan, Director of Sales for Vandalia Rental.

"As you can see, our reputation has created a bustling operation and for us to support many of Columbus' largest construction projects."

Russo took the opportunity to share a proclamation from the Statehouse with third-generation owner of Vandalia Rental, Kurt Barney.

"It's the ideal location to conveniently serve the equipment rental needs of contractors and industrial clients in Central Ohio," said Kurt Barney, President of Vandalia Rental.

"Vandalia Rental prides itself on personalized service. We are anxious to provide our exceptional service to the Columbus area community and allow customers to experience rental 'The Way It Should Be.'"

Focusing on the general construction contractor community in Columbus, Vandalia Rental will support their equipment rental needs with boom lifts, backhoes, air compressors, forklifts, track loaders, excavators, generators, scissor lifts, and many more items.

The Columbus location is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to inquire about opening an account with Vandalia Rental, they can be reached at or at 614-350-7777 during business hours.

About Vandalia Rental:

Vandalia Rental has served the Greater Dayton, Greater Columbus, and Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky markets since 1961. Vandalia Rental's seven locations proudly service construction rental partners ranging from small businesses to large publicly traded corporations, government agencies, and municipalities throughout the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky regions.

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Commercial and Industrial Lighting Industry Leader, Convergence, Introduces Tech Consulting Division to Educate Luxury Homeowners

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Convergence Partners, Inc., a leader in the commercial and industrial lighting industry, introduces technology consulting division to bridge the knowledge gap for luxury homeowners. "Luxury homeowners are looking for a resource to learn about the technology solutions currently available for connected homes, said Matt Selecman, General Manager of Bespoke. "People know the types of features they want in their luxury homes, but typically don't know what's available or what's best for their lifestyle," Selecman continued."

"Bespoke is a unique partner and has a combination of both design experience and the engineering support we need to execute a very complicated project," said Doug Dushan, Business Development Manager for Denizen.

The Bespoke team consists of highly-experienced individuals with decades of experience in the luxury residential market including electrical, interior design, lighting, controls, automation, dedicated home theaters, ​and automated window treatments.

"We're very happy to partner with Bespoke because they're committed to bringing our residential innovations to the design community, to our dealers, and installers," said Michael Smith, Vice President of Lutron Electronics. "The Bespoke team is capable of winning the great opportunities we now have for Connected Home Solutions," Smith continued.

"Up-to-date information about incorporating technology into homes for the luxury-connected experiences essential for unique lifestyles is a great deal to ask of interior designers, architects, and home builders," said Erin Mankameyer, Owner of Groover Interior Design in Leawood, Kansas.

"Working with Bespoke is the best way to guarantee the experience will be flawless and that our clients are going to have a great outcome in their luxury homes," said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Massachusetts-based, Josh A.I.

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About Convergence Partners, Inc.:

Incorporated in 2014, Convergence represents quality manufacturers and provides service solutions within four focused divisions. Convergence has a family-first culture built on ethical business practices that foster long-term relationships. Based in North Kansas City, Missouri, Convergence covers Western Missouri and all of Kansas via its regional offices in Springfield, Missouri, and Wichita, Kansas. In 2021, Convergence expanded its lighting business by adding a regional office in St. Louis, Missouri. The luxury residential division of Convergence originally formed in 2019 was introduced as Bespoke in 2022, and services Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. More information:


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Fence Factory Rentals is San Luis Obispo County’s Top Choice for Construction Restrooms and Temporary Fencing

ATASCADERO, Calif. -- Construction professionals in Atascadero and throughout San Luis Obispo County know that Fence Factory Rentals is the best option for industry-leading portable restrooms, hand wash stations, and temporary fencing. In fact, those traveling across the area are sure to spot the company's signature yellow restrooms and signage.

Since first opening their doors in 1999, Fence Factory Rentals' Atascadero location has been fully committed to helping customers obtain top-quality restrooms and temp fences to meet their specific job site requirements. Always striving to provide a superior level of service and unmatched overall value, their highly skilled and knowledgeable staff is here to offer a pleasant and stress-free rental experience from beginning to end.

With more than 50 years of combined industry experience between Branch Manager Brent Benado, Operations Manager Dean Carson, and the rest of the dedicated team, Fence Factory Rentals has what it takes to successfully handle customer needs in a comprehensive yet timely manner.

Over the years, Fence Factory Rentals has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers, from large construction companies to independent contractors, landscapers, and homeowners. The company understands that customer needs can vary greatly depending on project scope, number of workers, site layout, and other logistical considerations. That is why they maintain a diverse selection of premium rental products that accommodate construction sites whether simple or complex in nature.

Discussing some of their more recent projects, Benado noted that "We were happy to provide temporary fencing and portable restrooms for the new shopping center in Santa Maria, which includes an Aldi Supermarket and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers."

Speaking about the gratification that their work continually provides, Benado added "We are also very proud to have provided temporary fencing for San Luis Obispo High School's new stadium as well as the Alex G. Spanos Stadium at Cal Poly. It is very rewarding to be a part of such amazing projects that help our Central Coast communities continue to grow and thrive."

About Fence Factory Rentals:

Fence Factory Rentals has also become synonymous with quality, efficiency, and reliability. All rentals, whether restrooms, fencing, or hand wash stations, are carefully inspected prior to being delivered at their specified locations. Additionally, all restrooms are thoroughly sanitized to help ensure that site employees have clean and comfortable restrooms to use as they work throughout the day. Their team makes it a point to consistently dispatch rentals on time, and is known for promptly handling set up, restroom servicing, and take down. They endeavor each day to earn customer trust while exceeding their expectations.

For those in need of construction restrooms and fencing for job sites in and around Atascadero, Fence Factory Rentals would welcome the chance to illustrate why they remain local industry leaders.

Fence Factory Rentals - Atascadero is located at 2650 El Camino Real, and can be reached at (805) 591-8074.

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