Arauco Buying Prime-Line

Arauco, Atlanta, Ga., has agreed to acquire MDF millwork producer Prime-Line, Inc., Malvern, Ar. Founded in 1996, Prime-Line in 2014 expanded with a new, state-of-the-art plant on a site adjacent to Arauco’s MDF plant in Malvern.

Clean-cutting Hole Saws

Spyder Products’ Tarantula line of carbide-tipped hole saws provide up to 50 times more cuts than standard bi-metal hole saws.

Olsen on Sales: The Wrong Way Works

Doing sales, the right way is still a challenge, but we make four times as much money and often more doing sales the right way. Below are common sales mistakes and their better way counterpart.

PhilaPort Increasing Capacity for Forest Products

PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, Pa., has broken ground on a new 100,000-sq. ft. warehouse to facilitate the use and handling of forest products.

The Fear of Appearing Needy

I was in Beverly Hills last week keynoting two events in the financial industry. At both sessions, the audiences were financial advisors who sold insurance products. Feedback was extremely positive, as it tends to be for my live work, but one person’s comments stood out.

It’s All Relative: Stepping in at Family Firms

The circumstances that lead people to the wood products profession range from the ironic to the serendipitous but, in my case, I like to say the industry ganged up on me!

Distinctive Stone Veneers

Oldcastle APG’s Echelon brand is introducing Aria Slim Stone veneers, delivering the distinctive appearance of long, clean lines with increased durability and reduced installation time.

NJ Dealer Kuiken Expands

Kuiken Brothers has opened its ninth residential and commercial building materials location in Newark, N.J

MI Windows Acquiring Milgard

MI Windows & Doors, Gratz, Pa., a leading manufacturer of precision-built vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding patio doors, agreed to purchase Milgard Windows & Doors, Fife, Wa., from parent company Masco Corp. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

US LBM Expands into Ohio

US LBM Holdings has expanded into Ohio with its acquisition of Forge Lumber, which operates locations in Cincinnati and nearby Kentucky.

Eco Chemical, U-C Join Forces

U-C Coatings, LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Eco Chemical, Inc., Seattle, Wa., bringing even more solutions in wood protection, beautification and preservation.  

Don’t Just Sell the Cedar, Sell the Value

As consumers, we now live in a time of abundant choice. In fact, there are those who will reasonably argue we now live in a time of too much choice.

The Evolution of Recruitment

As business leaders, it’s important to build your knowledge and stay current of trends affecting our industry, in particularly, recruiting and hiring given that low unemployment and high demand for talent are feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers have higher expectations for their job search.

Arauco Buying Prime-Line

Arauco, Atlanta, Ga., has agreed to acquire MDF millwork producer Prime-Line, Inc., Malvern, Ar.

US Plywood Producers Claim Certifiers Giving Imports a Pass

Ten domestic plywood producers have banded together as the "U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition" to file a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies: PFS TECO, Timber Products Inspection, and International Accreditation Service.

Design Your Deck

Simpson Strong-Tie’s enhanced online tool, Deck Planner Software is designed to help deck builders and homeowners’ quickly and easily design their dream deck.

Atlas Roofing Goes Pink

Atlas Roofing’s premier lightweight synthetic roofing underlayment, Summit 60, is going pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. The roofing manufacturer will donate a portion of sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.