Hardwood Specialist Rolls Out HempWood

Southern California-based Reel Lumber held a special event for customers on Feb. 6 at its Anaheim, Ca., location to introduce a new quasi-wood product to the lumber industry: HempWood.

Roof Repairs in a Flash

Kemper System America’s new single-component  flashing makes durable roof repairs fast and easy.

Hawaiian Forests Returning

The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative recently announced the planting of its 500,000th native tree in Hawaii.

Trade Commission Weighs in on Unfair Millwork Imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously found there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. wood mouldings and millwork products industry is materially injured due to imports from Brazil and China.

Seasons Change, But Redwood Timbers Stand the Test of Time

As distributors and retailers of quality building materials throughout the West, one of your primary goals is to keep your customers up to speed on current trends and products.

Distributors Lansing, Harvey Uniting

Exterior building products distributor Lansing Building Products, Richmond, Va., has agreed to acquire the distribution business of Harvey Building Products, Waltham, Ma., from Dunes Point Capital.

MOSO International Acquires Bambeau

Bamboo specialist MOSO International BV has acquired manufacturer Bambeau Becker und Großgarten GmbH.

Dealers Grapple with Pandemic Fallout – Virus Upends Industry Event Schedule

As their communities pull back and become more isolated to reduce the possibility of spreading the coronavirus, lumber dealers are grappling with a host of issues related to staffing, customer service, inventory and event travel.

Acquisitions Quickly Boost New Chain to Nine Locations

Within a few short months, Nation’s Best has grown to nine locations in Texas and Oklahoma and more than 200 employees through three separate acquisitions.

SBS Closing 2 Alaska Stores

Citing poor economic conditions in the state, Spenard Builders Supply will close two of its Alaska locations.

Selling in a Digital World

This is the number one complaint I hear: “I can’t get the buyer on the phone.” Here’s how to change that:

On Point

Diablo’s next generation 6-1/2” 24-Tooth Tracking Point saw blade produces accurate, smooth cuts on framing materials without bogging down cordless power tools.

Sierra Pacific Ups Window Capacity

Sierra Pacific Windows, Red Bluff, Ca., has agreed to acquire the just-idled 275,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility and equipment of 80-year-old Semco Windows & Doors, Merrill, Wi.

Wide-Faced Vinyl Cladding

CertainTeed’s new CERTAplank reinforced vinyl siding reportedly offers the wide, flat face of hardboard siding at a lower total cost. It combines modern hardboard looks with a lightweight 7”, slim but rigid profile that can be installed quickly and safely, and requires virtually no upkeep.

Selling Cedar in the Age of Climate Change

The push to more eco-friendly behavior is changing how we live. It’s affecting our choices in small, incidental actions like using re-fillable coffee cups and recycling plastic bags, to larger life milestones such as the kind of cars we drive or the materials our homes are made of.

Capped PVC Fascia Boards

Royal Building Products has launched its Zuri Fascia boards in 8” and 12” profiles.

Speed Sander

DeWalt’s new 20V MAX XR Brushless Cordless 1/4 Sheet Variable Speed Sander provides users with the power and runtime needed to get the job done.