Manufacturers Reserve Supply Unveils New Branding

Manufacturers Reserve Supply has launched a new branding initiative designed to more accurately reflect who thecompany is today. The new design has been updated to be more relevant for today’s marketplace and the company’s currentcustomer base.

Roofing Maker Bets on Phoenix

Eagle Roofing Products is significantly increasing production capacity at its concrete roof tile manufacturing plant in Phoenix, Az.

Keep Cool on Top

Boral Roofing has introduced the Boral Steel Cool Roof System, a high-performance roofing solution designed to keep the home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Neiman Enterprises Buying Oregon Interfor Mill

Interfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to sell its specialty sawmill in Gilchrist, Or., to Neiman Enterprises, Hulett, Wy.

Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future

When a fondness for carpentry and a knack for sales intersect, you either get (A) A lot of doors slammed in your face, (B) Too many contacts in your “log” book, or (C) A career in lumber trading that allows you to leverage two of your interests. Of course, the correct answer—at least in my case—is “C.”

Cameron Ashley Expands in Indiana

Cameron Ashley Building Products, Greer, S.C., unveiled a new distribution center in Fort Wayne, In., on Sept. 1.

Kodiak Purchases Component Company

Kodiak Building Partners is purchasing 65-year-old component fabricator/installer Carpenter Contractors of America, Pompano Beach, Fl., with primary locations in Winter Haven,  Fl.; Belvidere, Il.; and Fayetteville, N.C.

Georgia Treater Moves to UltraPole NXT

Viance, Charlotte, N.C., has reached an agreement with A Meredith Schneider Co. and William C. Meredith Co., East Point, Ga., to produce and distribute UltraPole NXT poles treated with DCOI to most U.S. markets using southern yellow pine poles.

Busy Beaver Readying Store No. 25

Pittsburgh-based retailer Busy Beaver will open its 25th store in Delmont, Pa., in May 2021. At 55,000 sq. ft., it will be one of Busy Beaver’s largest stores among its locations across western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.

Alpine Builds New Colorado Lumberyard

Alpine Lumber is building a new 6-acre lumberyard in Silverthorne, Co., aiming for a late April opening. “This is kind of a missing link in the market for us,” said president Hamid Taha.

Metal Deck Framing Clip

CAMO’s new EdgeXMetal Clips provide a revolutionary way to fasten any grooved deck board on metal substructure. The new one-pass fasteners use the same technology as CAMO EdgeX Clips for wood framing.

Fortress Launches Deck Visualizer

Fortress Building Products, Garland, Tx., is providing customers with a simplified deck design and planning process with the launch of its new virtual outdoor visualizer, FortressView. The interactive 3-D platform guides users through the deck design process from start to finish, making it easy to bring dream outdoor living spaces from concept to reality.

Epicor Changing Hands

Epicor Software Corp. has been acquired by investment firm Clayton, Dubliner and Rice from another investment firm, KKR, for $4.7 billion.

Austrian Firm Buys Idled Florida Mill

Austria-based Binderholz Group purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, Live Oak, Fl., during an Aug. 21 auction. The company outbid Mercer Inc. and Mayr Melnhof Holz with its $61 million offer. The deal is set to close in early October.

DW Stocking Versetta Stone for South Central Region

DW Distribution, DeSoto, TX., is now distributing Versetta Stone siding panels to dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Building Plastics Looking Up

Demand for plastic continues to rise in the construction industry due to its physical properties, low cost, and recyclability, according to a new report by Coherent Market Insights.Growth could be hindered by the fluctuating price of crude oil. Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, and polyurethane are all derived from petroleum products.

Weyerhaeuser Swaps Oregon Lands

Weyerhaeuser Co. has entered into two separate agreements to purchase timberlands from and sell timberlands to funds managed by Hancock Natural Resource Group.