What I Have Learned From 4 Major Market Corrections

In light of current events, BPD e-Weekly will now feature guest contributors offering the industry their thoughts, perspectives and advice. This is NOT paid advertising but rather part of our service to the industry in contrast to the ongoing 24/7 news cycle we are faced with. If you have thoughts to share, please send them to padams@526mediagroup.com.

Freres Adds Mass Timber Beams

With its new Mass Plywood Panel beam and column line up and running, Freres Lumber now has the ability to provide customers with a cost-competitive MPP solution for all structural elements of large-scale wood buildings.

Decoding the preserved wood quality mark

One of our most frequently asked questions at SPIB is, “What do the stamps or tags on preserved lumber mean?” At first glance, the information included on these quality marks can seem confusing, but have no fear! You don’t have to be a superhero or code breaker to understand preserved wood quality marks.

Composite Fascia Board Screw

Sure Drive USA has launched a new composite fascia board screw that installs without the need for an expensive countersink bit.

How to Leverage Online Tools to Sell More Treated Wood

Here are a few tips to help dealers sell more pressure treated wood by using online tools.

Fortress Patents Railing Bracket

Fortress Building Products has been awarded a patent for a versatile mounting system for its HOME railing systems.

This Too Shall Pass

In light of current events, BPD and The Merchant e-Weekly will feature guest contributors offering the industry their perspectives and advice. We are a strong country, a strong industry and we will get through this, sooner than later and better than before. Please send your thoughts to padams@526mediagroup.com. Take care of yourselves, and each other.

Olsen on Sales: A Simple Way to Close

When I first started studying sales, I read a book that said that 90% of sellers don’t even ask for the order. After listening to thousands of sales calls, I will tell you that it is true.

Ode to Lumber

My humble beginnings in the wood industry took root decades ago, sprouting a brief but meaningful and deeply gratifying career. After a bit of a hiatus, I found myself coming full circle, back to the work I love most.

Arauco Ends MDF Production in SC

Arauco is permanently closing its MDF production facility in Bennettsville, S.C., effective May 18.

Stainless Bar Railing

AGS Stainless has unveiled a stainless steel bar railing system that ships within 48 hours and installs with minimal field modification.

How to Leverage Online Tools to Sell More Treated Wood

Your website can service customers 24/7 and build your business. Here are a few tips to help dealers sell more pressure treated wood by using online tools.

What Exactly Does It Mean to Be Green?

Going Green. We hear that a lot these days. As a matter of fact, being green is not a novel concept, just a new spin on a very good idea.

Becoming a Kid Again

In light of current events, BPD and The Merchant e-Weekly will feature guest contributors offering the industry their perspectives and advice. This is NOT paid advertising but rather part of our service to the industry in contrast to the ongoing 24/7 news cycle we're faced with. Please send your thoughts to padams@526mediagroup.com. Take care of yourselves, and each other.

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.