SOURCE: Hanley Wood

June 05, 2007 10:43 ET

2007 Most Valuable Products Announced by BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - BUILDING PRODUCTS magazine released the results of the sixth Annual Most Valuable Products Contest today. The thirty-two winners represent eight product categories, including kitchen and bath, interior and exterior, tools and equipment, windows and doors, construction and high tech products.

"Each of these products will make a strong impact on the way builders and remodelers do their job," says Jean Dimeo, Editorial Director, ebuild and BUILDING PRODUCTS. "From improving efficiency to cost-savings, the winning products represent the best new products to enter the housing industry over the previous year."

The 2007 BUILDING PRODUCTS MVP Award winners include:

1.   Delta Faucet                 Water-efficient showerhead
2.   HomeCare by Moen             SecureMount Anchors
3.   Texas Quarries               Riviera Thin Stone Veneer
4.   Decco Bath & Shower Works    Decco Bath & Shower Works
5.   NuCedar Mills                Classic Clapboard
6.   Builderscale                 Planreader tape measures
7.   Eldorado Stone               Eldorado BrickRoma Brick interior and
                                  exterior stone veneer
8.   Alsons                       Fluidics showerhead
9.   Safety Tubs                  ST6032 walk-in bathtub
10.  Kohler                       Cimarron comfort height toilet
11.  Huber Engineered Woods       ZIP System Wall
12.  Knaack                       Weather Guard sliding ladder rack
13.  Red Devil                    King Kaulk
14.  Ridgid                       Fuego compact framing saw
15.  USG                          Sheetrock dust control joint compound
16.  Quiet Solution               QuietRock 525 soundproof drywall
17.  Fypon                        PVC Column Wraps
18.  Oz-Post International        Oz-Post post anchor
19.  Werner Ladder                The Equalizer
20.  AEC Software                 FastTrack Schedule 9.1 software
21.  Eaton Corp.                  Home Heartbeat
22.  CertainTeed                  Fiber-cement siding with fly ash
23.  Home Automation              HAI Snap-Link software
24.  Johns Manville               Gorilla Wrap
25.  KitchenAid                   Architect Series II built-in oven with
                                  steam assist
26.  Sterling                     Accord Bath/Shower
27.  Weyerhaeuser                 iLevel Trust Joist TimberStrand LSL Beam
28.  Georgia-Pacific              Plytanium DryPly plywood
29.  Senco                        Cordless finish nailers
30.  Broan-NuTone                 Broan Ultra Silent humidity sensing fan
31.  Freud                        Premier Fusion  general purpose saw blade
32.  Sage Software                Timberline Office version 9.4
Manufacturers submit a comprehensive application for each product to BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine. Entries are then reviewed by a select panel of judges including builders, remodelers, multifamily developers, and architects. Products are evaluated on their own merit, rather than in competition to other entries, and awards are granted based on ease-of-use, forward-thinking, cost-saving, and the ability to provide 'value' to the building and remodeling community. Only products launched during 2006 were eligible for consideration.

The BUILDING PRODUCTS Most Valuable Products will be featured in the July/August issue of BUILDING PRODUCTS magazine.

Published bi-monthly, BUILDING PRODUCTS is the premier information source for builders and remodelers searching for what's new in building materials and products. 60,000 high volume builders and remodelers count on BUILDING PRODUCTS for up-to-date information on the newest and best products in the industry.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 34 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including Builder Online, Remodeling Online, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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