The SPRING Edition of Deck Specialist Magazine is Now Available!

Builders and contractors specializing in decks and outdoor living projects now have a new resource to turn to for ideas and strategies for their business.

Small Town, Big Success

“We have salesmen with product knowledge who offer personalized service, do take-offs, build relationships” populating Northwest’s staff of 15, which includes Tim’s wife, Tami, and son Rory, 27, who’s being groomed to take over the business sometime in the future.

CLT Producer Expanding

SmartLam currently produces more than 1 million bd. ft. of CLT per month.

ECMD Acquires Klumb Lumber

“Klumb’s heritage of leaning into relationships and building long-term trust with their customers and suppliers meshes perfectly with the core values established by our founder Allen Dyer,” said ECMD CEO Joe Woods. “We are excited to extend our footprint into the deep South and Gulf Coast.”

The Future of Cedar in an Evolving Market

Given the unsettled nature of the market, what can 2018 and beyond look like for real cedar products?

Roseburg Teams Up to Introduce New Decorative Composite Panels

Popularized in Europe, PET is an environmentally friendly, low maintenance, protective finish that offers exceptional style, durability, and scratch- and fade-resistance for interior applications.

Colorado Mill Proposes Expansion

Montrose Forest Products has proposed investing $20 million to expand its mill in Montrose, Co.,

Foundation Grows in Midwest 

Foundation Building Materials, one of North America’s largest specialty distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, and insulation, has completed the acquisitions of two specialty distributors in the Midwest to enhance its growth strategy and expand its product offerings.

Forest Products Supply Spreads to Omaha

Forest Products Supply, St. Louis, Mo., opened a seventh distribution center in Omaha, Ne., Feb. 1.

Acquisition Expands Hancock into Trusses

Manufacturing is not new to Hancock Lumber; in fact, the company’s roots began in 1848 with milling logs into lumber and continues today with their three eastern white pine sawmills and wall panel manufacturing facility.

Milwaukee Tool Expanding HQ

With a planned total investment of $32 million, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at its global new product development center in Brookfield, Wi.

An Insider’s Guide to Marketing & Selling Cable Rail

While a variety of railing options are available today, a growing number of homeowners are opting for stainless steel cable railing.

Dealer Profile: Niece Lumber of New Jersey

Our best customers come via word of mouth—brothers, sisters, neighbors. We’re building second, and third, homes for some of these people. We keep them happy.

Ganahl’s Torrance, CA location: Building from the “Insight” out

When a company’s been in the lumber business for 130 years, it’s a safe bet they’ve learned a few things along the way.

Golden State’s Latest Elevates the Lumberyard

Since it’s founding in 1954, Northern California dealer Golden State Lumber has opened six lumberyards plus a sales office in Vancouver, Wa., but its addition last year in Concord, Ca., was its first to feature a drive-thru lumberyard.

Labor Shortage? Take a Dip in the Pool of Cooperative Education

As we scout for those up-and-comers to run our businesses in the future, we’re fortunate that there is a wellspring of promising individuals—in the cooperative education pool.