Saws With Versatility

The new Roamwild Multi Pull Saw Pro consists of a double-edged single high quality Japanese steel thin blade. One is a general carpentry cutting edge, and the other a unique fine cutting edge.

New Busy Beaver Store Comes to Calcutta, OH on Friday, May 24, 2019  

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver home improvement retailer will open its newest location in Calcutta, OH., on May 24, with a Grand Opening event for the community scheduled for June 1.

L&W Expands in Colorado

L&W Supply Corp. has acquired the assets of Metro Building Products Inc. in Arapahoe County, Colorado.


RailFX railing systems combine the durability of aluminum with innovative design details to ensure lasting beauty, structural integrity and ease of installation—all while reducing long term maintenance expenses.

Parr Taking Over Trus-Way

Parr Lumber, Hillsboro, Or., agreed to acquire the manufacturing plants of Trus-Way Inc., Vancouver, Wa., and Trus-Way Tri Cities, Sunnyside, Wa.

Tornado Demolishes 84 Lumberyard

84 Lumber’s yard in Dayton, Oh., was destroyed by an EF2 tornado on Memorial Day.

Fewer Nails, Faster Installation

Simpson Strong-Tie's patent-pending CSHP high-performance coiled strap is the only coiled strap designed with a raised embossment for faster installations using fewer nails and shorter straps.

NAWLA Spotlight: Trucking “Band-Aid” Doesn’t Stop the Bleed

About this time in 2018, the lumber industry and other businesses were feeling hamstrung by an ongoing transportation “crisis” blamed largely on a scarcity of truck drivers. A year later, some organizations—including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA)—are suggesting in press reports that the shortage is nothing more than a myth.

Should Deck Builders Choose Tiles Over Boards?

Wood deck tiles have become a popular option in lieu of standard long length deck boards, especially in close-to-ground applications.

NAWLA Spotlight: What Are We Looking For?

One of the most pressing topics in the wood products industry is how to entice young people to want to work in the industry. The challenge of attracting talent to forest products has huge implications on the industry as we move forward and needs to be addressed before it’s too late. However, the question remains: How can the industry attract and retain young people?

Door Maker Exits California

Due to the costs of doing business in the state, Panoramic Doors has relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Oceanside, Ca., to Fort Worth, Tx.

CNRG to Take Over Former OSH Locations

CNRG is making plans to take over seven locations in Northern California that were once home to Orchard Supply Hardware stores.

Safe and Secure Handrails

Digger Specialties is now offering Westbury ADA (American with Disabilities Act) compliant aluminum handrails through lumberyards and distributors.

G-P Winds Down in Coos Bay

Georgia Pacific Wood Products is closing its lumber mill in Coos Bay, Or., citing overseas competition for logs and unreliable rail service.

Marvin Opts for New Look

Marvin Windows & Doors, Warroad, Mn., has streamlined its company name to simply “Marvin,” while rolling out a new corporate logo, reorganizing its products into new collections, and renaming its Integrity Windows and Doors brand.

Kodiak Buys Christensen Lumber

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired four-unit Christensen Lumber, Fremont, Ne., after nearly a century of family ownership.

Trim Job: Why & How to Sell Exterior Packages

A home is a compilation of hundreds of decisions and thousands of products. So when it comes to the exterior, focusing your sales approaches on the whole cohesive package—and showing builders, remodelers, and their homeowners what those packages look like—may improve your opportunities to increase upgrades, boost efficiencies, and further satisfy customers.