Fast-Drying Primer

PPG’s Aquacron 270 Series waterborne acrylic sanding primer is a fast-drying, single-component primer/sealer for interior wood, wood-related and plastic products.

Choose Your Opening

The Marvin Elevate Collection now offers the option to select different finishes on the frame and sash of the window. The new design flexibility allows homeowners to mix and match four different finishes on their Marvin Elevate windows, including bare pine, clear coat, designer black, and prefinished white.

SRS Purchases Utah’s 6-Unit Roofers Supply

SRS Distribution, McKinney, Tx., has purchased six-unit Roofers Supply, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Screws for Clamping Power

Fastap Screws’ FWH Harsh Environment Utility Screw is the company’s latest exterior fastener that’s a perfect fit for applications where countersinking is not an option but clamping power is.

Olsen on Sales: Slow Down & Have Some Fun

No one wants to push a bag of rocks up a hill or jump off a bridge with us. Unfortunately, many sellers sound like this is what they’re doing or getting ready to do while they’re on a call with a customer.

FBM Buys 2 Distributors

Foundation Building Materials, Tustin, Ca., has acquired an independent drywall distributor in Colorado and an independent tool and fastener wholesaler in Washington.

Trex Kicks Off Expansion Project

Trex Co. has broken ground on a new decking plant in Frederick County, Va.

New Planer Getting Close

Montrose Forest Products, Montrose, Co., is nearing completion of a new planer, which will replace its existing facility that dates back to the 1950s.

High-End Lighting Systems   

Amerlux’s Slots and Dots is an easily configurable track light system that creates visual ambience for high-end residential, hotels, restaurants and commercial space.

Decking Retailer Drives Innovation Using Auto Industry Technology

Most composite decking manufacturers now offer a capstock line, covering their wood-plastic-composite core with an all-plastic outer layer. Tiva Building Products has gone one better—capping its PVC core with ASA (acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile), a tough, rigid plastic known for its heat resistance, color retention, and weatherability.

What’s On the Horizon for EWP?

Engineered wood products have ancient ancient origins, with evidence of laminated wood found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. The concept that boards could be sliced and bonded to produce a product that was better than the original wood was revolutionary.

Fiberon Expanding Western PVC Output

Renovations are underway at Fiberon’s Meridian, Id., decking plant to significantly increase capacity in the PVC category. The new equipment is expected to be up and running by the end of first quarter 2020.

Dealer Profile: Texas’ Hooten’s Hardware

Hooten’s Hardware LLC proves that the guy who promised, “If you build it, they will come” gave pretty good advice.

New Window Design Options

Marvin’s new Elevate Collection offers the option to select different finishes on the frame and sash of the window.

Selling Fencing for Sound Minimization

Not only does a good fence frame the yard and add to a home’s curb appeal, but it also can provide an element of privacy and safety, including noise reduction.

Lowe’s Opens Outlet Store

Lowe’s Home Improvement opened its first-ever outlet store Oct. 22 in the former Orchard Supply Hardware store in Monrovia, Ca.

Westlake Ace Hardware Readying #9 for California

Westlake Ace Hardware has set a Dec. 18 opening for a new store in the former Orchard Supply Hardware in Van Nuys, Ca.