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1st Pricing to be Awarded Building Information Model (BIM) Pricing Patent
December 11, 2007: Signal Hill, Calif.

1st Pricing, a Southern California-based eCommerce and Technology Company, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company a “Notice of Allowance” based on their automated pricing technology application for Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) programs.

1ST Pricing Enhances Revolutionary BIM pricing tool for AutoCAD with Automatically Created Elevation Views
JANUARY 20, 2005: Signal Hill, Calif.

1ST Pricing, a Southern California-based technology company, has released a major upgrade to their FREE downloadable plug-in for AutoCAD products that creates an "elevation view" from the "plan view" in an instant with just a few clicks of the mouse.

1ST Pricing’s BIM Window & Door Toolkit for AutoCAD Nearly Triples Number of Quotes in First Month Since Launch
JANUARY 6, 2005: Signal Hill, Calif.

1ST Pricing tripled the number of priced plans and total building materials quoted during the first month since the release of their downloadable plug-in for AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Architectural Desktop™ and Autodesk Map 3D®.

1ST Pricing is the First-Ever Real-Time Pricing Search Engine for Building Industry
NOVEMBER 18, 2004: Signal Hill, Calif.

1ST Pricing’s newly released BIM Pricing Tool, the first real-time pricing search engine for the building industry, has taken a labor-intensive, error-ridden and weeks-long process and condensed into an accurate, user- and consumer-friendly process that can be completed in a matter of minutes.

1ST Pricing Releases BIM Pricing Tool for AutoCAD®
OCTOBER 27, 2004: Signal Hill, Calif.

1ST Pricing has released a downloadable plug-in for AutoCAD®, Architectural Desktop™ and Autodesk Map® 3D™ that will create a detailed bill of materials including real-time, comparative pricing from many real manufacturers combined with pricing and an online fulfillment capability to support it.
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Blueprint For Change
By John Foley, InformationWeek Jan. 26, 2004

Collaboration is coming to the building industry. It's a monumental shift that promises speed and efficiency...
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Supply-Chain Integration Spending Jumps
From Yahoo News July 17, 2003

Spending on supply-chain integration will increase by 12 percent this year, according to a study recently completed...
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E Business Evolving Rapidly
From March 2001 Window & Door

Few doubt E-commerce is coming to the window and door business. Talking to a variety of experts, however, you get different views of what it might look like. Will dealers sell to builders, contractors, and even homeowners via the Web? Will manufacturers? Will the Internet spawn new distribution channels? Or is the Web simply another part of the infrastructure used to conduct business in traditional ways? It depends on who you ask, but the answer may be yes to all those questions...
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California Distributor Selling Windows On Line

From September 2000 Window & Door

Targeting building professionals and consumers, 1st Windows has been established as a subsidiary of California Distribution Center, Inc., to sell name-brand windows at wholesale prices over the web (www.1stwindows.com). Although not available to customers nationally, currently products from Milgard, Superior, International Windows, Atrium, Andersen, and Marvin can be purchased on-line....
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