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PB April 2002


PB April 2002

Mergers + Acquisitions

Consolidation: Swift and Massive

The question is not if the industry will consolidate, but rather how much and how fast

Consolidation Is Temporary

The contention that the top 20 home builders will soon produce 75% of all new single-family homes is hard to fathom.

Simpson Housing L.P. (No. 31)

In units, this Denver-based apartment builder is top dog in the rental sector, with 6,181 completions in 2001.

Civano Know-How: Water Conservation in the Desert

Civano, an 818-acre, mixed-used community in arid Tucson, Ariz., is living up to its initial billing as one of the most resource-efficient housing developments ever built.

Architectural Products by Outwater

Builders Collection hardware includes cremone bolts for French doors, multipurpose barrel bolts, surface bolts and mortise flush bolts.

Bridge City Tool Works

Turn a 6-inch caliper into a protractor with the Angle Master Pro 6i. Clamped to the caliper’s jaws, the product determines or creates angles to within 1 minute of a degree, the company says.

Bolstering Their Corps

While the largest Giants use size to their advantage, smaller Giants, many of which compete head-on with the big boys, have learned out of necessity how to keep good people and how to seize unique niches and market opportunities.

Rating System Helps Builders Select Air-Cleaning Appliances

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has created the only standard, certified performance measurement of air cleaners with the CADR, or clean air delivery rate.


The stainless steel Rangemaster RM50000 houses a centrifugal blower that operates at 270 cubic feet per minute.


With nine new colors for 2002, Corian solid surfaces now come in 100 colors.


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