Westervelt Completes New SYP Mill

On March 5, the completion of Westervelt Lumber’s Thomasville, Al., mill was celebrated, as the first load of lumber left the facility, purchased by Great Southern Wood Preserving.

A Couple of Cut-Ups

Stanley has added two new utility knives to its portfolio of innovative cutting solutions—a versatile Utility Knife with 10-Blade Storage and a Control-Grip retractable Utility Knife.

Southern Cypress Putting in Work in Home Offices

Say what you will about the ongoing pandemic, but valuable lessons have been learned. First, the wood industry is essential business. Second, working from home is no longer a pipe dream for many in the American workforce.

Dealer Profile: Maine’s Lumbery

The light bulb moment occurred when Mike Friedman ran out of space. Mike had launched a home-repair business in Portland, Me., in 2005, which, as he reports, “grew-grew-grew.

Roseburg Adds SFI Certification

Roseburg, Springfield, Or., is pleased to announce the addition of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification for select products manufactured at its Oregon and California facilities.

SYP Mill Ready for Upgrade

Harrigan Lumber in Monroeville, AL., is investing in a sawmill trimmer line to ramp up its production. Harrigan's operation is a dimensional lumber mill, and the new trimmer line is designed to operate at 150 lugs per minute. 

Woodsier PVC

Versatex Building Products has added two new shades to its maintenance-free Canvas Series PVC for porch ceilings, soffits and accent walls.

Real Wood Look in a TFL

Roseburg has partnered with printing specialist Schattdecor to expand its popular Duramine collection. New technology delivers both a matte and a gloss finish with an optically synchronized visual effect that is always in register.

Bonus Builds Shed Light on Home Project Trends

For the residential building sector, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the old adage that a homeowner’s work is never done. People across the country have spent extra time at home tending to projects they have been putting off for weeks, months and maybe even years. 

Cable Vision

RDI by Barrette Outdoor Living is expanding its Avalon Aluminum Railing product line with the addition of horizontal cable rail. The Avalon cable rail system is a total solution including a comprehensive range of posts, beams, cables and fittings in multiple sizes and lengths.

UFP Acquiring Spartanburg Forest Products

UFP Industries subsidiary Sunbelt Forest Products Corp., Bartow, Fl., signed an agreement to purchase the net operating assets of Spartanburg Forest Products, Greer, S.C., and its affiliates.

Montana’s Massa Picks Up Pair of Idaho Lumberyards

Allied Builders Supply, Challis, Id., and Lemhi Lumber, Salmon, Id., have been purchased by Jeff and Deanna Wolfe, the owners of Massa Home Center, Hamilton, Mt.

Nationwide Adds Security Hardware Firm

Nationwide Industries, a leading supplier of specialty hardware in the fence and gate, railing, and patio market, has acquired security/gate hardware manufacturer LockeyUSA, Mt. Pleasant, Mi. Lockey’s product portfolio includes keyless locks, hydraulic gate closing hardware, and panic hardware.

The APA Panel Trademark Explained

The APA trademark provides a lot of useful information for builders and specifiers. APA trademarked panels are suitable for a variety of end uses including subflooring, single-layer flooring, wall and roof sheathing, ceiling/deck sheathing and more.

The Power of Gratitude in the Selling Profession

It has been a difficult and, at times, borderline impossible year. But for those of us who sell for a living, there is so much to be grateful for.

Change at the Top at Collins

TJ Rosengarth, former president of Northwest Hardwoods, has been named the new president and CEO of Collins, Portland, OR., effective Feb. 15

Visualizer Tools Help Close Siding Sales

Customers no longer have to be encouraged to “just imagine how great” new siding and trim will look. Color visualizers let them see for themselves.Interactive exterior house color visualizers let individuals experiment with different siding and trim options with the click of a button.