Take Control of Your Doors 

Overhead Door has introduced its 4-Button Universal Remote, allowing customers to operate openers and gate receivers from a variety of brands and models. For business owners, the product also minimizes inventory needs in the warehouse and on the service truck.

Partners Building Pellet Plant

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Vancouver, B.C., will build an industrial wood pellet plant in Demopolis, Al., near its Aliceville facility and next to Two Rivers Lumber Co.

Universal Now UFP Industries

Universal Forest Products, Grand Rapids, Mi., has completed the reorganization of its operations and is now operating as UFP Industries, a name that more accurately describes the company today.

Buyer for NorCal Millwork Producer 

USA Millwork, Manassas, Va., has gone coast to coast with its acquisition of Northern California architectural millwork manufacturer Mission Bell.

RoyOMartin Upgrading Mills

RoyOMartin, Alexandria, La., will invest $25 million to modernize two of its Louisiana facilities.

Pope Resources Selling to Rayonier

Rayonier, Yulee, Fl., has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope Resources, Poulsbo, Wa.

Outstanding Tape Measures

Klein Tools’ new Tough Blade Tape Measures are designed to deliver greater performance and durability on the job.

High-Tech Spec’ing of Prefinished Building Materials

Goodbye, paint chips and color brochures. This year expect to see more LBM dealers, distributors, manufacturers and prefinishers turn to technology to aid homeowners in selecting the perfect color for their homes.

Dunn Ready to Remake Home Base

Over the years, Dunn Lumber, Seattle, Wa., has gradually been buying up the property across from its headquarters store in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood, and one year ago acquired the last piece of the puzzle, paying about $5.9 million to complete the 1.5-acre block.

California Welcomes A New OSH

OSH is back. Sort of. There are the neighborhood-oriented stores filled with similar products and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable employees clad in green aprons. Like OSH, they are also devoid of warehouse-style racks and forklifts whizzing down narrow aisles.

RY Mothballing Montana Mill

RY Timber, Townsend, Mt., will begin indefinitely closing its Townsend Mill due to a shortage of timber.

Bliffert Starts 2020 in the Pink

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Milwaukee, Wi., has added an unusual new delivery truck to its fleet. Instead of the traditional Bliffert white and blue, this delivery truck is sporting a pink paint job to support Susan G. Komen Wisconsin, a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing an end to breast cancer.

Dealer Profile: Missouri’s Hermann Lumber

Danny Baumstark, 65, is about to retire as head of Hermann Lumber, the yard he owns, in Hermann, Mo., pop. 2,700. But not to worry: The succession plan has been in place for, oh, ever since his daughters were old enough to sweep out the driveway.

Olsen on Sales: Fear of Success

There are many reasons that people don’t succeed in sales. The number one reason by a large margin is the lack of work ethic.

VIDEO – TimberTips – A Plastic Footing that supports 1,700 lbs!

Could a piece of plastic replace a traditional concrete footings?

Tough Storage Boxes

Dewalt’s new ToughCase + Accessory Storage Sets are the latest addition to the brand’s accessory storage, with premium features to help keep drilling and fastening bits organized.

The Year Ahead in Fiber Cement Roofing & Siding

Global demand for fiber cement siding will climb an average of 2.5% annually over the next four years, to reach 22.1 million squares by 2023, according to a new report by the Freedonia Group.