VIDEO: Rebuilding a Business

Foothills Hardware & Building Supply in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, shares how Orgill helped him refresh a local store and turn it into a destination in the community.

There’s 20% Sales Growth in the Final 1% of Selling

Don’t let fear stop you from doing this final 1%. It’s where the value is for your customers. And it’s where the money is for you.

Homewood Buys Sacramento Dealer

Building Industry Partners’ Homewood Holdings has acquired assets of Building Supply & Lumber Co., Sacramento, Ca., as its third location, joining Homewood Building Supply, Sacramento, and Evergreen Lumber, Seattle, Wa.

Deck Specialist Magazine

Builders and contractors specializing in decks and outdoor living projects have a new resource to turn to for ideas and strategies for their business.

Strong-Tie Takes Over CFS Lines

Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Ca., has acquired the Ready Products (Ready-Hat, Ready-Track, Ready-Arch and Ready-Angle) and Radius Tools (Radius Track Bender and Radius Trim Bender) lines from Radius Track Corp., Minneapolis, Mm.

Novo Takes Over LJ Smith

Novo Building Products, Zeeland, Mi., has acquired 133-year-old stair parts manufacturer L.J. Smith, Bowerstone, Oh.

VIDEO: Helping Us Compete

Larry Huot, president of LaValley-Middleton Building Supply in Meredith, New Hampshire, talks about how his business has seen success, thanks to Orgill's product selection and pricing strategies.

7 Steps to Safer, Stronger Decks

Building a safe deck requires research, proper hardware, and almost always the assistance of a professional builder or inspector. Of the 50 million decks in North America, it’s estimated that only half meet building code requirements.

5 Deck Trends for 2019

Heading into 2019, the composite decking and railing market continues to thrive. The segment is growing approximately 5% per year as decks remain a very popular investment for homeowners.

More Options for Outdoor Building

Simpson Strong-Tie has expanded its Outdoor Accents decorative hardware line to offer deck contractors, homebuilders and DIY experts a full collection of essential connectors and fasteners, as well as joist hangers, gable plates, decorative side plates and new sizes of the popular APDJT joist tie, the APDTS3 Texas star and the APDMW56 decorative washer.

Big Lifts for Small Spaces

Taylor Machine Works is adding the Global Truck or GT Series to its line of products featuring a new capacity in lift trucks—8,000 lbs. to 18,000 lbs.

Natural Colors that Pop

Cavern Clay by Sherwin-Williams is a warm terracotta paint color with ancient, elemental roots. The hue is designed to be a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together create the desert modern aesthetic.

MicroPro Global GreenTag Certified

Koppers Performance Chemicals’ MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has achieved excellent ratings after undergoing two rigorous, independent third-party assessment processes by world-leading product certification body Global GreenTag International.

Olsen on Sales: The Pareto Rules

Three things will affect our success. We apply Pareto’s Principle to all three. If we don’t we will be part of the bottom 80% fighting over 20% of the pie. 

METALLIC RAIL SYSTEM

American Pro Building Products by Patwin debuted their new Cellular PVC rail system at the Deck Expo in Baltimore. One of the unique components is the “Living Finish”top rails.

7 Trim Accessories to Complete the Deck

When it comes to decks, much thought is given to the planks, the colors, the layout, and even the railings and balusters. But even the most beautiful of outdoor spaces can feel incomplete if the designer and builder neglect the other important accessories: the trim.

Kebony Adds Factory in Belgium

Modified wood decking and cladding manufacturer Kebony, Oslo, Norway, has started up a new factory in Flanders, Belgium.