Georgia Treater Moves to UltraPole NXT

Viance, Charlotte, N.C., has reached an agreement with A Meredith Schneider Co. and William C. Meredith Co., East Point, Ga., to produce and distribute UltraPole NXT poles treated with DCOI to most U.S. markets using southern yellow pine poles.

Busy Beaver Readying Store No. 25

Pittsburgh-based retailer Busy Beaver will open its 25th store in Delmont, Pa., in May 2021. At 55,000 sq. ft., it will be one of Busy Beaver’s largest stores among its locations across western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.

Fortress Launches Deck Visualizer

Fortress Building Products, Garland, Tx., is providing customers with a simplified deck design and planning process with the launch of its new virtual outdoor visualizer, FortressView. The interactive 3-D platform guides users through the deck design process from start to finish, making it easy to bring dream outdoor living spaces from concept to reality.

Epicor Changing Hands

Epicor Software Corp. has been acquired by investment firm Clayton, Dubliner and Rice from another investment firm, KKR, for $4.7 billion.

Austrian Firm Buys Idled Florida Mill

Austria-based Binderholz Group purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, Live Oak, Fl., during an Aug. 21 auction. The company outbid Mercer Inc. and Mayr Melnhof Holz with its $61 million offer. The deal is set to close in early October.

DW Stocking Versetta Stone for South Central Region

DW Distribution, DeSoto, TX., is now distributing Versetta Stone siding panels to dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Building Plastics Looking Up

Demand for plastic continues to rise in the construction industry due to its physical properties, low cost, and recyclability, according to a new report by Coherent Market Insights.Growth could be hindered by the fluctuating price of crude oil. Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, and polyurethane are all derived from petroleum products.

Weyerhaeuser Swaps Oregon Lands

Weyerhaeuser Co. has entered into two separate agreements to purchase timberlands from and sell timberlands to funds managed by Hancock Natural Resource Group.

Mantis Clip Installation

Sure Drive USA manufacturers a wide variety of deck fastening solutions. Its recent YouTube video walks you through the installation process of its hidden deck fastener line, which includes The Mantis Clip for grooved boards, voted as the easiest hidden deck fastener to install- a favorite with decking contractors as well as DIY homeowners.

NELMA Updates Grade Rule Book

As of August 2020, the most recent addition of Standard Grading Rules for Northeastern Lumber is available from the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA).