After a many-months delay, Front Range Lumber Co., Lakewood, Co., has opened a second lumberyard in Fort Lupton, Co. The new location was needed, according to Front Range, “to add more space to our ever-growing mix of building materials.
The Blue Book Network has launched The Blue Book Network Velocity Index, a new leading economic indicator for the construction industry. The Velocity Index measures the direction and magnitude of month-to-month changes in bidding activity in The Blue Book Network, accounting for seasonality.
Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, Ca., cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so.
Sierra Forest Products, Chicago Division, and Upper Canada Forest Products are now full- line distributors of Uniboard Canada’s TFL, HPL, particleboard and MDF panels.
Innovative Chemical Products has acquired Gardner-Gibson, Tampa, Fl., manufacturer of liquid-applied roof coatings, driveway sealers, and specialty paints.
Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., has published its first Environmental Product Declaration for its Mass Ply Panel (MPP). Product specific information in this report was independently validated by the internationally recognized standards organization, ASTM International.
Hardwoods Distribution Inc. has, through its subsidiary Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP, purchased substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of Northern California distributor Aura Hardwoods for $12.7 million.
Fully embracing the virtual event trend, SFPA is working to keep members engaged as the association navigates through this unpredictable time.
Culpeper Wood Preservers, Culpeper, Va., has acquired Bestway’s treating plant in Lancaster, Ma., which will now operate as Culpeper Wood of New England.
Within days of each other, US LBM closed on two more acquisitions of large multi-location dealers—five-unit Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co. in Iowa and four-unit Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware in western North Carolina.
Boone Kenton Lumber & Building Supply Co., of Erlander—in business for 101 years—is the oldest enterprise in the Kentucky town and the third-oldest lumberyard in the entire state.
Boral Roofing has introduced Boral Ply 40, an SBS modified fiberglass reinforced underlayment/base sheet for tile, shingle or shake roofing.
Westlake Ace Hardware will open Ace Hardware of Livermore in early April in the former Orchard Supply Hardware location in Livermore, Ca. Remodeling begins early this month.
Capital has relocated to an extensively remodeled distribution location in Sacramento, Ca. The new location offers eight paved acres and 90,000 sq. ft. of a combination of warehouse and office space.
At the end of 2020, I had the privilege of moderating a virtual panel discussion with industry-leading executives for NAWLA Exchange, and hearing their lessons learned during the many disruptions of 2020.