US LBM to Acquire American Construction Source

US LBM has reached an agreement to acquire American Construction Source, Springfield, Mo. Adding ACS’s 70+ locations will increase US LBM’s holdings to nearly 400 facilities nationwide.

Cabana X

Cabana X by StruXure is an outdoor cabana system that can be personalized to any homeowner’s backyard needs. The system features motorized adjustable louvers, controlled LED lights, and an app feature. With only a few clicks, the cabana will be shipped and installed.

EWP Specialist Adding DC

Eastern Engineered Wood Products has broken ground on a new distribution center on 32 acres near Keysville, Va. Construction will be completed later this year and the facility will consist of office space, cutting buildings, a drive-through storage building, and vertical racking.

Eastern White Pine Manufacturers Unite

Robbins Lumber, Searsmont, Me., has acquired Limington Lumber Co., East Baldwin, Me., a second-generation manufacturer of eastern white pine.

Getting Down to (Essential) Business During the Pandemic

Remote work was the saving grace for many businesses when COVID-19 hit, but it wasn’t an option for everyone in the forest products industry. At Robbins Lumber, for example, keeping our Searsmont, Me., sawmill up and running meant the vast majority of our team needed to be onsite—myself included. 

IFG Updating Log Turn Tech

This fall, Idaho Forest Group, Athol, Id., will update its log turn technology to USNR’s Precision Geometric Log Rotation (PGLR) system. The existing system is USNR’s predecessor to the PGLR. While it has improved recovery it’s now time to move to an advanced scanning and optimization platform.

Prefab Polyiso Roof Insulation

Atlas Roofing Corporation’s new SureSlope prefabricated tapered roofing products effectively reduce standing water, while minimizing jobsite waste, labor, fabrication and installation time.

Olsen on Sales: Yes, No, Maybe So

Many Sellers spend their lives presenting product and waiting for the customer to decide. At every “Y in the road” in the sales process, they are passive participants, waiting for the customer to give them an order without asserting any influence on the decision. 

Cameron Ashely Scoops Up Reserve Supply of Central NY

Cameron Ashley Building Products has acquired lumber dealer co-op Reserve Supply of Central New York, Syracuse, N.Y.

Decking Preferences Vary by Region

As families continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, we see several trends emerging from different regions throughout North America. Across our network of dealers and Wolf PRO contractors, we looked at what’s trending this season.

Now Is the Time to Build Your Best Team

WHEN I ASSUMED the role of NAWLA chair, my goal was simple: reminding each of our members how NAWLA brings value to their companies and employees. But I also aimed to ensure NAWLA spreads the word about how each and every one of us—whether NAWLA members or not—should be proud to work in this industry and to never forget how we stood tall in a year when many other industries struggled.

Heavy-Duty IC Lifts

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas is rolling out its new 22,000 – 40,000 lb. capacity internal combustion pneumatic tire forklift series. 

Michigan Dealer Serves as Co-op’s Prototype

It's perhaps an  unlikely place for $4-billion-a-year co-op Do it Best Corp. to unveil the prototype for its compelling new store design program: small-town Vassar, a dot on the mitten-shaped map of Michigan, nestled in the fold where the thumb meets the hand.

Do it Best Introduces New Store Design

The new Vassar Building Center in Vassar, MI., marks the introduction of Do it Best’s exciting new store design program.

WFP Rolls Out New Product Brands

Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., is launching a new strategy of marketing WFP-branded products, making it easier for end-users to specify and purchase the products through their distribution partners.

Stimson Upgrades Planer Mill

Stimson Lumber, Gaston, Or., is updating its planer mill trimmer line with advanced technology from USNR. The existing auto-grading system is outdated and doesn’t meet today’s standards for grade accuracy or recovery.

Elite Cedar Siding

Coastal Forest Products has added bevel siding, trim and patterns to its Elite Western Red Cedar siding offering. Known for its exceptional quality, the Elite line-up will continue to include its popular prefinished WRC shingle products.