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.

Picture Perfect Decking

Deckorators is introducing a new composite picture framing board designed specifically for use as a picture frame or breaker board that complements Deckorators decking. 

Going For It: A Career in Lumber

Lumber isn’t glamorous, they say. I’ve had a taste of that life, and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. At the start of my college years, I aspired to a career in fashion—it doesn’t get more glamorous than that, right? I thought so, too, until I entered a fashion merchandising degree program and found myself surrounded by superficiality.

LMC Leadership Summit Reaches Higher

Leading dealers from around the country gathered in Chicago for three days of learning with the theme “Reaching Higher to Create the Perfect Customer Experience” as part of LMC’s fifth Annual Leadership Summit.

CLT Plant Ships First Order

Katerra’s new mass-timber manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley, Wa., has shipped its first order of cross laminated timber.

Expect European Lumber Exports to Climb

With more competitive sawlog costs, the lumber industry in Germany and other European countries has been expanding its export sales in 2019, according to Wood Resources International.

Waterproof Flooring  

Times Flooring’s Aqua Allira is a waterproof engineered wood flooring built with the company’s proprietary AquaTimes application process and Triple Lock technology.