Oldcastle Takes Hold of Masonry Producer

Oldcastle APG, Atlanta, Ga., has acquired hardscapes manufacturer Allied Concrete Products, Culpeper, Va.

California Hardware Store To Close After 100 Years

Fisher Hardware and Lumber, Santa Monica, Ca., will close its doors next year due to pending increases in rental costs. The news was confirmed by owner Erik Jorgensborg, who’s been with the company since 1975.

New Particleboard Mill Gets Going

ARAUCO has started up its new particleboard and lamination operations in Grayling, Mi.

Bliffert Buys Lumberyard

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Milwaukee, Wi., has purchased the former Neu’s Supply Line Inc.’s lumberyard in Germantown, Wi., as its eighth location.

Conifex Finalizes Lignum Sale

Conifex Timber, Vancouver, B.C., has completed the sale of Lignum Forest Products to Canwel Building Materials Group Ltd.

Unconventional Fasteners

Unlike standard fasteners, the 1Shot anchor penetrates thin steel studs and holds them tight.

Texas LBM Dealers Speak Out at Capitol

Texas lumber dealers and suppliers will benefit from the passage of pro-business legislation currently before the state legislature and identified as part of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas’ 2019 legislative priorities.

The Gratitude of Selling

Study after study finds that in the workplace, grateful people outperform those who are not grateful.

High-Density Cover Boards

ProtectoR HD High Density Polyiso Cover Board by John’s Manville provides excellent protection and can save time and expense for contractors.

LP Subflooring Swims With the Sharks

Product experts from LP Building Products embarked on a 22-hour boat ride to Guadalupe Island to put LP Legacy premium subflooring to the ultimate performance test

Go Beyond Basic Treated Wood Products with TSO

Don’t limit your pressure treated wood sales to just standard dimension or plywood products. Answer your customers’ SOS for hard-to-find preservative-treated products with TSO.

US LBM Acquires Dealers in South and West

US LBM Holdings has acquired six-unit Mississippi dealer Bailey Lumber & Supply, on the heels of picking up Las Vegas-based BM Windows.

Partners Rev Up New SYP Mill

LaSalle Lumber, the joint venture of Hunt Forest Products, Ruston, La., and Canada’s Tolko Industries, has started up its new sawmill in Urania, La.

Educating the Informed Consumer About Buying Preserved Wood

When consumers, armed with knowledge affected by the Internet, walk down the lumber aisle, how can your voice guide them to what they need to make their project a success?

Faster Grinders

The new X-Lock Interface from Bosch makes grinder wheel exchange simple and up to 3x faster. X-Lock wheels are ejected with a lever pull and firmly connected without the need any other tools.

DEALER PROFILE: Idaho’s C&M Lumber

The folks at C&M Lumber of New Meadows, Id. (pop. 500 on a good day), have yet to launch a website. Phone service is often spotty; same for the Internet. I’d been warned to set my clock back by 20 years. So, when I finally reached Mark Peterson, co-owner along with his brother, Chris, I expected to hear the story of a mountain outpost selling sticks and nails to pioneers.

Sell Hidden Upgrades with EWPs

Hidden behind the walls and under the floors, premium framing, subflooring and sheathing materials aren’t always an easy sell. Many homebuyers would rather splurge on the pretty things they can see like high-end countertops, fixtures or finishes.