G-P Winds Down in Coos Bay

Georgia Pacific Wood Products is closing its lumber mill in Coos Bay, Or., citing overseas competition for logs and unreliable rail service.

Marvin Opts for New Look

Marvin Windows & Doors, Warroad, Mn., has streamlined its company name to simply “Marvin,” while rolling out a new corporate logo, reorganizing its products into new collections, and renaming its Integrity Windows and Doors brand.

Kodiak Buys Christensen Lumber

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired four-unit Christensen Lumber, Fremont, Ne., after nearly a century of family ownership.

Trim Job: Why & How to Sell Exterior Packages

A home is a compilation of hundreds of decisions and thousands of products. So when it comes to the exterior, focusing your sales approaches on the whole cohesive package—and showing builders, remodelers, and their homeowners what those packages look like—may improve your opportunities to increase upgrades, boost efficiencies, and further satisfy customers.

Level Up  

Kapro Tools' Magnetic Stud Layout Level is designed with magnetic stud slots at 16" and 24" that allow users to easily and accurately install wood and metal studs.

Boral Adds Florida Showroom

Boral Roofing has opened a new Design Center in Winter Park, Fl.

Versatex Adds New Distributors

Two new full-line Versatex distributors are simplifying access to premium PVC trim for building-supply dealers and contractors across a wide swath of the eastern United States.

Dealer Profile: Michigan’s Jonesville Lumber

Shortly past the dawn of the last century, Fred Graves, who ran a lumberyard in Wisconsin, got the urge to move to Jonesville, Mi., to help a cousin in the yard he owned. By 1919, Fred had bought him out.

VIDEO: Best of Decking & Railing at the 2019 Builders Show

TimberTips is a weekly video series highlighting information worth knowing about lumber products and projects.

The Revenue Growth Habit: Thousands of Failures

We’re moving homes, and my wife has been on a shredding mission. While reviewing file boxes that have not been opened in many years, she came across my first business head shots, taken about 20 years ago.