MPP Going into Advanced Wood Products Lab

Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., made the final shipment of its new, patented Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) to Oregon State University for use in the construction of the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Seattle Yard Moves After Fire

Gascoigne Lumber is moving into new quarters in Everett, Wa., after a four-alarm fire caused more than $4 million to its longtime home in the Queen Anne area of Seattle.

AZEK Moves Headquarters

The AZEK Co. has relocated from Skokie, Il., to a new headquarters and training center in Chicago.

WFP Buying Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corp., Vancouver, Wa., for $30.5 million, including working capital of $6.7 million.

Washington Hardware Store Winding Down

True Value Washington Furniture & Hardware, Kennewick, Wa., is scaling back operations in anticipation of closing the 100-year-old business in one to three years.

Direct Sellers of Ipe Unite

Buy Ipe Direct, Greenwood, S.C., has been acquired by a competing online direct-to-consumer wholesaler of exotic hardwoods, Ipe Woods USA, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Homewood Purchases Siding Company

Homewood Holdings LLC, a division of Building Industry Partners, has acquired the assets of Eagle Creek Siding, Olympia, Wa., and Mud Bay Manufacturing from their longtime owners, Jon Hunter and Scott Kramer.

Competitor Buying Elkay Cabinetry

ACProducts, Inc., The Colony, Tx., has agreed to acquire 98-year-old cabinetry manufacturer Elkay Wood Products Co., Oak Brook, Il.

Detroit Area Millwork Suppliers Join Forces

Washtenaw Door & Trim has been “the go-to place for custom doors, moulding, stairs and hardware” for the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1974.

Weyerhaeuser Expands Fiberon Distribution

Weyerhaeuser Distribution is now carrying Fiberon decking at its California distribution centers.