RCA Utility Clips

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced two new, longer lengths to its line of L-shaped RCA rigid connector angle utility clips for cold-formed steel construction.

Makita Expands Big in Southwest

In a year that marks 50 years in the U.S., Makita has expanded its distribution, training and service capabilities with a new 600,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art complex in Reno, Nv. 

Upgraded Housewrap

Benjamin Obdyke has launched a new and improved Flatwrap HP high-performance housewrap, with an adjusted price point to be more accessible in the residential channel.

The Artful Approach to Forecasting Exterior Trends in Color & Texture

Most construction pros and homeowners may be surprised to learn that among a plethora of influences, aesthetic trends in home exteriors can often be traced back to fashion runways.

The 4 Pillars of the Master Salesperson

To be a great salesperson means to have a wide range of skills that can be applied across a broad range of people in markets that change every day.

NBMDA/NAFCD’s Annual Convention to be Hosted on 526 Virtual Platform

As leading industry trade associations gain awareness of the strengths and capabilities of 526 Media Group’s new virtual event platform, more are gaining confidence in their ability to transition to a successful virtual event that still give their membership the value and benefits of their event’s networking, exhibits and educational programming. 

Get In Step with the Latest in Stairway Design

Four significant trends have surfaced in stairway design, and we and other manufacturers are shaping our product lines to respond.

Ultra-Underlayment

The upgraded DuPont Tyvek Roof Protector provides a cooler, gray color surface for builders and roofing contractors to work on.In addition to a color change, the engineered synthetic roofing underlayment features good walkability for safe working conditions.

SoftLite Opens Up to New Looks

SoftLite Windows & Doors has introduced a modern new take on its classic logo that celebrates its 85-year legacy and signifies the company’s commitment to future growth.

SRS Buys Roofing Wholesaler

SRS Distribution, McKinney, Tx., has acquired three-unit distributor A.L.L. Roofing Materials, San Jose, Ca. A.L.L.’s branches in San Jose and Salinas, Ca., and Lake Havasu, Az., serve professional contractors, homebuilders and remodelers in Northern California and Arizona. 

The Building Blocks of a Budding Lumber Career

As an undergraduate, the term “lumber trader” wasn’t even in my vocabulary. Years later, I still had never heard of this occupation…nor would I have ever guessed that it would eventually follow my name on a business card.

The Artful Approach to Forecasting Exterior Trends in Color & Texture

Most construction pros and homeowners may be surprised to learn that among a plethora of influences, aesthetic trends in home exteriors can often be traced back to fashion runways.

Wilsonart Buying Distributor

Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, Austin, Tx., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alpine Sales, Inc., a Columbia, S.C.-based wholesale distributor to the building and remodeling industry. Alpine Sales distributes decorative surfaces, post formed countertops, lacquers and stains, and hardware.

Maner Acquired by US LBM

US LBM Holdings has acquired dealer Maner Builders Supply, with yards in Augusta, Ga., and Aiken and Charleston, S.C.

DeckExpo Going Virtual

Six weeks after DeckExpo breaking off from the Remodeling Show to join The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas, organizers have decided to move the combined event to a virtual format.

Phoenix Dealer Bulks Up

Builderz Warehouse has begun construction of a new distribution facility in south Phoenix, Az. The new $5-million, 40,000-sq. ft. warehouse will be more than four times as large as its current facility.

526 Media Group Announces NELMA’s Annual Meeting Being Hosted on New Virtual Event Platform

The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association has announced it will partner with 526 Media Group to host its upcoming 87th annual  Fall Annual Meeting on the new 526 Virtual Events Platform.