Jordan Upgrades Grading System

Jordan Lumber, Mt. Gilead, N.C., is upgrading its Lineal High Grader (LHG) to take advantage of USNR’s Deep Learning technology and improved computing capability.

New Lumber E-Commerce Platform Goes Live

Two former Chicago lumbermen have teamed with two financial tech services executives to launch a new e-commerce platform for lumber that they promise has worked the kinks out of previous failed systems.

West Fraser Tops Billion Foot Club

West Fraser remained the largest global softwood lumber producer in 2019, topping the annual FEA-Canada Billion Board Foot Club list for the twelfth straight year.

Together, the Southern Pine Industry Stays Strong

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CNRG Buys Arkansas Dealer

Walter Morris, owner and operator of H&M Lumber, West Helena, Ar., has agreed to sell his business to Central Network Retail Group, a multi-brand retailer currently operating 109 hardware stores, home centers, and lumberyards in 15 states.

Ohhh, SNAP!

I arrived in the lumber industry, a couple of years shy of my 40th birthday, through a weird evolution of events.

Dealer Profile: Idaho’s Select Source

Select Source, of Kimberly, Id. (pop. 3,000), has realized a double-digit gain in sales every single year since it debuted in 2009. (And recession-battered 2009, as the owners remind us, was not an auspicious year to launch a business.)

Fortress Apex PVC Decking Measures Up to Wildfire Codes

Fortress Apex PVC decking was evaluated in accordance with the California Building Commission's fire safety codes and subsequently awarded the green light for use in the state's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) areas.

Kansas Lumberyard Calling It Quits

Trio Home Center, Ellis, Ks., will close by the end of the month. Glen Keller and Dave McDaniel, co-owners since 1972, sold the property, which will be razed to make room for a Dollar General.

RedBuilt Distributing CLT in West

RedBuilt, Boise, Id., is now exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, covering California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Montana.

Orgill Moves Market Online

After careful consideration, Orgill, Inc. has announced plans to cancel its fall dealer market, originally scheduled for Aug. 27-29 in Las Vegas.

Renewing Your Workforce to Regenerate the Industry

The forest products industry is just one of many that is struggling to recruit, engage and retain the talent its companies need to achieve continued growth and success.

Olsen on Sales: Top-Down Selling

In every relationship there is a “goer” and a “stopper.” If you are in a relationship you know who you are. There is always the person who is saying, “Let’s go for it!” and the other who is saying, “Let’s think about it.” In sales, we are the “goer.”

Re-thinking My Priorities In The Age Of COVID-19

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Kop-Coat Adds Sanitizers

In these times where the health and safety of all employees is at the forefront for most industries, wood preservative manufacturer Kop-Coat Protection Products is now providing disinfectants/sanitizers for commercial industries.

Penta’s Foggy Future for Industrial Wood Treaters

Industrial wood treaters must once again contemplate an unknown future, unsure if any North American manufacturer will step forward to produce pentachlorophenol (penta) after the end of next year.

City Mill Provides Sweet Assistance to Girl Scouts

Eight-unit Hawaiian home improvement chain City Mill has stepped up to help out the Girl Scouts.