Fortress Enhances Preferred Pro Program

Consistent with its customer-first values, Fortress Building Products, Garland, Tx., recently unveiled its revitalized Fortress Preferred Program.

Virus Fells Ohio Lumberyard

Unable to withstand the impact of the coronavirus, Granville Lumber Co., Granville, Oh., permanently closed its doors March 31.

Masisa Selling Chilean Forests

Masisa Forestal SpA has agreed to sell its forestlands in Chile to Global Forest Partners, Lebanon, N.H.

Versatile Lattice

Trex LatticeWorks’ high-quality decorative lattice can be used for many outdoor living purposes.

Bell Partners with West Coast Treater

Bell Lumber & Pole Co., Minneapolis, Mn., has reached an agreement with AmeriTies West, LLC, The Dalles, Or.

UFP Purchases Millwork Firms

Universal Forest Products has acquired the assets of Quest Design & Fabrication

How to Navigate Difficult Times

In these incredibly challenging, difficult times, what should you focus on first? What should be your highest priority? You.

Vermont Lumber Dealer Merger on Hold

The proposed sale of four-unit Vermont dealer Allen Lumber Co. to six-unit r.k. Miles Inc. has been postponed 10 months, due to the state’s current stay-at-home order.

Social Distance vs. Social Persistence

In light of current events, BPD and The Merchant e-Weekly will now feature guest contributors offering the industry their thoughts, perspectives and advice. If you have thoughts to share, please send them to Take care of yourselves, and each other.

Deckorators Takes Certified Pro Program Up a Level

Deckorators has introduced Deckorators Certified Elite, the highest recognition level for its growing deck contractor partnership and rewards program.

Pergola Planner

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a free online Pergola Planner Software tool to help quickly and easily design dream backyards.

Guide Customers to the Right Preserved Wood

Not all preserved wood products are created equal. Help your customers and sales staff select the proper preserved wood product for their specific residential uses with a one-page infographic.

DEALER PROFILE: Indiana’s Krempp Lumber

Six generations ago, young German immigrant Andrew Krempp made his way to Jasper, In., and launched a long history of family ownership in the building materials trade.

Fortress Building Products: The Total Solution for Outdurable Living

Gone are the days of simple, boxy deck designs and basic landscapes. Today’s homeowners and builders are creating bold, beautiful open-air spaces that defend against the ordinary.

Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic shows us the widespread impacts an uncontrollable situation can have. Below are some precautionary actions to consider while facing a potential emergency.

James Hardie Grows Big in Tacoma

Fiber cement siding and trim producer James Hardie Industries, together with Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Representative Denny Heck, and Pierce County officials, recently celebrated the company's expanded manufacturing operation near Tacoma, Wa.

Prefinished Siding  

LP Building Solutions is now offering LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, a prefinished siding option in an array of tailored colors.