Boise Settles Infringement Suit

Boise Cascade, Boise, Id., has dropped its trademark infringement suit after the defendant-a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary-agreed to alter its logo.

Venerable LA Lumberyard Closes

Century-old Eagle Rock Lumber & Hardware, Los Angeles, Ca., permanently closed on Oct. 11.

Security on the Job

A unique, hands-free spreader bar, TrussLox self-sets and secures trusses 24” on-center while workers remain safely tied to the outside walls thus eliminating hazardous labor practices used in traditional methods of setting and securing trusses.

Ace Rebranding Handyman Division

Ace Hardware Corp. has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, franchisor of home repair, maintenance and improvement services based in Denver, Co. 

Dealer Profile: Montana’s Westmart

This is not a how-to story. It works better as a cautionary tale: one of those “What was he thinking?” accounts that warns of a deep financial failure when a newbie, with more confidence than smarts or experience, takes over an unfamiliar business and runs it into the ground.

Do it Best Streamlines Website

Do it Best has launched a new company website, offering an engaging, informative and user-friendly experience to a broad range of audiences.

Columbia Closing Oregon Cabinetry Component Plant 

Columbia Forest Products will discontinue production of cabinetry components at its two-year-old facility in Salem, Or.Component orders will be shifted to Columbia's original production center in Kentucky.

Copper Treated Siding

As CMPC approaches its 100 years in existence, it continues to deliver sustainable and innovative solutions to its customers and consumers, using the latest technology in its processes to facilitate the achievement of high safety standards, offering protection to both individuals and the environment.

Housewraps, Weather Barriers Trending in Residential Market

Housewrap preferences are gradually evolving, according to a recent presentation at the Housewrap 2019 conference on builder and consumer practices  by Ed Hudson, Home Innovation Research Labs.

Kodiak Buys 2 Western Businesses

Kodiak Building Partners, Denver, Co., has expanded into Wyoming with its acquisition of 44-year-old Jenkins Lumber & Hardware, Alpine, Wy., weeks after purchasing 116-year-old Builders Alliance, Bellingham, Wa.

Hardwood Producer Consolidating

MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. is moving out of its leased facility in Sparta, Wi., and expanding its operations in Luck, Wi., and Brookville, Pa.

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!