Campaign Seeks to Lure New Talent to Wood Products Industry

The Wood Industry Resource Collaborative has launched a new industry-wide career awareness campaign, “You Wood,” to communicate wood industry career pathways and attract new talent.

Interfor Purchasing SC Mill

Interfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to acquire WestRock Co.’s sawmill located in Summerville, S.C., for $59 million. Last year, the mill produced 125 million bd. ft. of lumber. 

Ohio Dealer Changes Hands

After 75 years, Lima Lumber Co., Lima, Oh., is getting a new owner and a new name. Effective March 1, Mike Steiner and Kevin Gratz—owners for the past 38 years—are retiring and have sold the business to Doug Bruns.

Dealer Profile: Indiana’s PC Home Center

All of those self-help gurus advise us strivers to learn a new word a day. Well, today is Monday, and my new word is Kentuckiana. It’s the location of PC Home Center, based in New Albany, In.—right across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. (Get it?) “I can look out my window and see the city skyline right now,” declares owner David Stemler.

Deflector Screws

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners is designed to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement.

Olsen on Sales: It’s Emotional

The human animal is 99% emotional. We decide with our hearts and then justify our decisions with our “logical” brain.

Don’t Forget Fencing: Stocking Strategies for Growing Profit Margins

Against the backdrop of today’s fickle economic landscape, one thing holds true: Americans are spending more time and money than ever before commissioning building professionals to create design-centric outdoor living spaces.

Entry First

TruStile has introduced its first entry door collection. The Wood Entry Door Systems encompass a wide selection of door, sidelite and transom combinations, including modern, traditional, coastal or craftsman styles.

Home Depot Expanding in Pasadena

Home Depot has begun hiring for a new home center now under construction in Pasadena, Ca.

US LBM Adds in Delaware, Twin Cities

US LBM has added two new businesses to the fold—its first roofing and siding location in Delaware and a truss plant in Minnesota.

Westlake Ace Expands in Washington

Westlake Ace will acquire Town Center Hardware in Kirkland and Lake Forest Park, Wash.

More Power

DeWalt has integrated FlexVolt Advantage Technology into four new 20V MAX* Brushless Tools—a 7-1/4” circular saw, 1/2” hammer drill/driver, reciprocating saw, and 4-1/2”-5” cordless grinder.

Nation’s Best Acquires NM Indie

Nation’s Best, Dallas, Tx., has acquired fellow Do it Best member BTU Do it Center, Las Vegas, N.M.

Milling Complex Coming to Arizona

Good Earth Power AZ through its operating entity, NewLife Forest Products, has acquired a 425,000-sq. ft. industrial manufacturing facility in Bellemont, Az., which they are converting into a 35-acre sawmill.

Exterior Product Trends for 2021: How is COVID-19 shifting preferences?

When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold last spring, many builders, dealers, and manufacturers faced enormous uncertainties about whether they would be able to work and whether it would grind housing construction to a halt.

Benjamin Obdyke Launches Revamped Website

Benjamin Obdyke has relaunched its website with new features, eye-catching aesthetics, and enhanced functionality.

Longer, Groovier Decking

Expanding its popular Ridge Premium collection to meet market demand, Envision has added a new 20-ft. length square edge board and 16- and 20-ft. grooved edge boards. Square edge boards were already offered in 12- and 16-ft. lengths.