Boost Sales with Treated Wood Training Course

Retailers and distributors can get a leg up on expanding treated wood sales by educating employees with a popular new online course developed by Western Wood Preservers Institute.

Capital Distributing Maibec Siding

Maibec Inc., Levis, P.Q., has announced a new partnership agreement with Capital Forest Products, Annapolis, Md., for the distribution of its exterior siding products in the Mid-Atlantic territory.

Milwaukee Tool Buys Imperial Blades

Milwaukee Tool, Milwaukee, Wi., has acquired Imperial Blades, Sun Prairie, Wi.

Lowe’s Begin Closing 51 Locations

Lowe’s will close 51 “under-performing” locations in the U.S. and Canada over the next 12 weeks.

DEALER PROFILE: Ohio’s McCabe Lumber

This isn’t going to be one of those “beloved, third-generation hometown yard builds on its legacy” stories. Nope. McCabe Lumber, of Lovelace, Oh.—20 miles from the Cincinnati metro area and serving Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana as well—didn’t even exist in the 20th century. Today, it’s a blockbuster, both in market share and innovation.

James Hardie Switches Carolinas Distributors

Weyerhaeuser and Boise Cascade are now distributing the full range of James Hardie fiber cement siding, trim and interior products

Newbies Get Their Feet Wet at NAWLA Traders Market

With NAWLA’s Traders Market fast approaching, it’ll be exciting to see how the demographics pan out at this year’s event. Based on my personal experience and observations, attendance appears to be trending toward younger and newer participants in recent years. Could it be that more and more employers are recognizing the myriad benefits that come with orienting rookie talent to the business through these events?

Versatex Rolls Out Training Center

Versatex has debuted its 2,000-sq. ft. Training Center designed to support customers and dealers and distributors, as well as the company’s in-house team of about 150 operations, administrative, sales and marketing personnel at its Alquippa, Pa., headquarters.

Central Valley Buying Foster Lumber Yard

Central Valley, Napa, Ca., has agreed to purchase Foster Lumber Yard, Vallejo, Ca., expanding Central Valley’s Northern California footprint with a ninth location.

Olsen on Sales: Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?

Building our sales book of business is challenging. For many of us, it will be the most challenging thing we will do in our careers. Building trust with new customers is a test. When we do break through and they start to give us business, it feels fantastic!

Oldcastle Adopts New Name

Oldcastle Precast, Atlanta, Ga., has unveiled a new name and new brand, Oldcastle Infrastructure.

Strong-Tie Tools Garner Awards

Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Ca., received a Pro Tool Innovation Award in the Specialty Drill Bits category for its Deck-Drive DCU screw plug.

Murphy Preps for Expansion

Murphy Co. has applied to fill in its former log pond to create a log storage and loading area at its 64-acre complex in Eugene, Or.

“Smarter Lumberyard” Opens

Three Missouri contractors have teamed up to open a “smarter lumberyard” at the former site of Strafford Building Supply, Strafford, Mo.

Interfor Continues Upgrades

Interfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., will modernize its Thomaston and Eatonton, Ga., and Georgetown, S.C., for Phase II of its Southern Investment Strategy, increasing their combined annual capacity by 275 million bd. ft.

Up Your Social (Media) Game

Many of the old tried and true methods still work for us—as they do for others. However, like many, we have jumped on the digital bandwagon to explore new horizons and capture the Millennial market, in particular.

Boise Cascade Selling Oregon Mills to Woodgrain

Boise Cascade, Boise, Id., has agreed to sell its lumber mills in La Grande and Pilot Rock, Or., plus its Island City, Or., particleboard plant to Woodgrain Millwork.