Wood Fiber Prices Rise, Particularly in the West

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in North America remained generally unchanged from the second quarter 2018 to the third quarter 2018 (latest available figures) but were higher than in the third quarter 2017, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Trendy Attic Ladders

Fakro Smart Attic Ladders save space and provide easy storage and access to the attic. Models feature minor adjustments that make installation and fitting the floor-to-ceiling height safe and easy.

Be on the Lookout for Combustible Dust Hazards

The wood particulates generated through most wood processing operations are a known combustible dust and are recognized as such by OSHA.

Moisture-Free Decking

Deckorators has expanded its line of wood-alternative decking with the launch of Voyage, a new line of composite decking featuring patented Eovations technology.

VIDEO: The Deck of the Future: What’s Ahead in Outdoor Living

This year’s DeckExpo in Baltimore brought together three columnists from Deck Specialist, to look ahead at 2019’s hottest trends in outdoor living. Listen and learn from David Elenbaum, Brendan Casey, and Matt Breyer.

Makita Sponsors Snocross

Makita USA, La Mirada, Ca., has been named the Official Power Tool of snocross’ International Series of Champions. 

Dealer Profile: Russell Do it Center of Alabama

Russell Lands Inc. is a land development outfit in Alabama, which owns six home centers and three building supply locations across the state.

Competitor Buying Elkay Cabinetry

ACProducts, Inc., The Colony, Tx., has agreed to acquire 98-year-old cabinetry manufacturer Elkay Wood Products Co., Oak Brook, Il.

Detroit Area Millwork Suppliers Join Forces

Washtenaw Door & Trim has been “the go-to place for custom doors, moulding, stairs and hardware” for the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1974.

Milwaukee Tool’s Weather-Protected Gloves

Milwaukee Tool’s new ANSI/ISEA-rated cut-resistant gloves are EN 511-rated for protection from extremely cold weather. The insulated gloves are ideal for material handling and general-purpose remodeling applications.

New Website for NELMA

NELMA.org: Your Updated, Accessible, and Complete Wood Information Resource

Olsen on Sales: Motivation Is a Muscle

Great salespeople are money-motivated.” Money yes, but not money only. Humans are motivated by love, recognition, feeling of being a part of something, and pride

Weyerhaeuser Expands Fiberon Distribution

Weyerhaeuser Distribution is now carrying Fiberon decking at its California distribution centers.

Sierra Forest Adds in Idaho

High Mountain Forest Products, Coeur d’Alene, Id., has agreed to be acquired by Sierra Forest Products Ltd., a division of UCS Forest Group.

More Window Profiles

MI Windows and Doors introduced a new flat casing exterior accessory for use with many of the company’s new construction vinyl windows. Designed to provide a more traditional look, the casing is now available with MI’s 4300 single-hung, 1556 double-hung, 9770 casement, and 9660 awning products.

Hibbert Owners Weigh Future

The second-generation owners of Hibbert Lumber, Davis, Ca., are exploring options for the business as they prepare for retirement in 2019.