Judge OK’s Water Settlement

Roseburg Forest Products, Springfield, Or., has reached a settlement with the city of Weed, Ca., putting an end to a two-year legal battle concerning water rights.

Dealer Profile: Idaho’s Orofino Builders Supply

“There’s a shortage of housing out here in the West, so there’s a healthy amount of new-home construction,” says the fourth-generation owner of Orofino Builders Supply, founded by his great-grandfather in 1924.

Create Memorable Experiences for Customers & Prospects

We need to talk to people in a way that’s in their best interest, without fear of losing the sale. We need to talk to prospects in a way that’s helpful to them, in a way that nobody else talks to them.

Olsen on Sales: Calling Markets, Making Markets

The fact that the lumber market moves is one of the things that makes working in the lumber industry interesting and exciting. I worked on a trading floor that owned hundreds of cars and trucks of lumber daily. We were always on one side of the market or the other—and sometimes both at the same time.

Innovative Roofing Systems

MFM Building Products is now offering a new roof flashing membrane, GreenWeld PVB, a high-performance PVB membrane enhanced with an aluminum scrim for superior flexibility, strength and weathering.

Injunction Denied Against Bamboo Decking Producer

A U.S. Court judge has denied Dasso International’s motion seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent competitor MOSO International from selling compressed bamboo decking.

Lumber Website Adds Live Chat

The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association has launched the lumber industry’s live chat service option for visitors to its website.

NJ Dealer Kuiken Expands

Kuiken Brothers has opened its ninth residential and commercial building materials location in Newark, N.J

Building Industry Partners Divisions Grow

Two divisions of investment firm Building Industry Partners LLC have made major acquisitions in the West.

BMC Buys Washington Dealer

BMC Stock Holdings, Raleigh, N.C., has acquired Kingston Lumber, a leading supplier of building materials to custom builders and professional remodelers in Kingston, Wa.

Hayward Launches Centennial Celebration

Each of Homer T. Hayward Lumber Co.’s Central California locations will be holding local events to commemorate the chain’s 100th anniversary, following a massive company-wide celebration Sept. 7 in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Sunroc Renamed Sunpro

Sunroc Building Materials, a building materials company serving Utah and Idaho, has changed its name to Sunpro.

Dealer Profiles: Missouri’s Wood Shed Lumber

Despite a clever disguise as owner of Wood Shed Lumber & Hardware Supply, Sharona Eiserer is really Wonder Woman.


RailFX railing systems combine the durability of aluminum with innovative design details to ensure lasting beauty, structural integrity and ease of installation—all while reducing long term maintenance expenses.

Your 10-Penny Challenge

A couple of months ago, I got a call from a client who was clearly frustrated. Over the previous year he had restructured his customer service team, he had put in place a new reporting structure, he had rolled out a new set of performance goals, and he implemented a new financial incentive plan. He also gave each customer service representative an additional $1 per hour to incent the behaviors and outcomes he was hoping his new structure would achieve.

Sherwin-Williams’ New Color Visualizer Aids Manufacturers

The online solution provides wood building product manufacturers a customized tool that allows homeowners to preview alterations to their home’s exterior virtually.

Equity Firm Selling BlueTarp

Long Ridge Equity Partners has agreed to sell BlueTarp Financial, Portland, Me., to Capital One. The deal is set to close in the third quarter.