Selling Cedar in the Age of Climate Change

The push to more eco-friendly behavior is changing how we live. It’s affecting our choices in small, incidental actions like using re-fillable coffee cups and recycling plastic bags, to larger life milestones such as the kind of cars we drive or the materials our homes are made of.

Capped PVC Fascia Boards

Royal Building Products has launched its Zuri Fascia boards in 8” and 12” profiles.

Speed Sander

DeWalt’s new 20V MAX XR Brushless Cordless 1/4 Sheet Variable Speed Sander provides users with the power and runtime needed to get the job done.

Building Decks on EWP

Despite an increasing percentage of decks being built of pricey composites, plastics and exotic hardwoods, the vast majority of deck framing systems continue to be constructed of standard dimensional lumber.

ACS Acquires Homewood Holdings

Meeks parent American Construction Source has acquired western dealer Homewood Holdings from Building Industry Partners LLC.

Double Merger for Vermont Lumberyards

Three leading building supply companies in Vermont’s Upper Valley have agreed to unite under single ownership following back-to-back transactions.

Olsen on Sales: Overcoming Objections

Overcoming objections is the highest level of technical sales skills. Most sellers don’t ask for the order in the first place, so they never have to overcome objections. Just asking for the order puts us in the top 10% of sellers. Overcoming objections will put us in the top 1%!

New Options in Decking

TimberTech is expanding its composite decking offerings with additions to three of its collections.

Get In Where You Fit In

The building materials sector has so much to offer working professionals but, sometimes, figuring out where exactly you’re meant to be is half the journey.

Composite to the Core

Envision Building Products has introduced its new Ridge Premium composite decking line with fluted profile.

Barnwood-Look Composite Decking

Monarch Technologies is launching MonaDeck, a patent-pending new line of ultra-durable composite decking developed for the residential market.

Dealer Profile: Arizona’s Southwest Lumber

Bruce Jacobson, a contractor in Yuma, Az., who worked on residential and commercial building with a side of engineering, had a problem: how to get what he needed, and when. The answer came in a light bulb moment: form his own company.

Deck Railing Insert Kits

Fence Quarter has introduced a new line of wood deck and porch railing inserts made from knot-free, marine-grade Alaskan yellow cedar.

BlueLinx Sells 4 Facilities

BlueLinx netted $27.2 million in sale/leaseback deals for its distribution centers in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.; Nashville, Tn.; and Richmond, Va.

CARS Picks Up Southern DCs

Carolina Atlantic Roofing Supply, Sanford, N.C., has acquired the Southern Division of Seven D Wholesale. The new operations—in Freeport, Fl.; Pelham, Al.; Biloxi, Ms.; and Rice, Tx.—began doing business as CARS effective Feb. 3.

Arauco Realigning Moncure Mill

Arauco will close its particleboard line in Moncure, N.C., in April and integrate its Moncure MDF line with a moulding line to create an advanced millwork operation.

Sell Wood Stain Quality Over Price

American homeowners annually spend anywhere from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to build new decks, fix older ones, and enhance the livability of outdoor areas. However, all the renovations have at least one thing in common despite the price tag—the desire to achieve long-lasting results.