Mans Lumber Filling Void in Ann Arbor

With Fingerle Lumber on its way out, Mans Lumber & Millwork, Trenton, Mi., will open a 4,000-sq. ft. showroom this month in Fingerle's hometown of Ann Arbor, Mi.

Aubuchon Buys Small Independent

Adding to its store count of 103 locations, Aubuchon Hardware has acquired Lynde Hardware & Supply, Gardner, Ma.

One-Step Joists

Boise Cascade’s new AJS 24 FMJ, fire-resistant I-ioist is a safer fire solution for unfinished basements. The one-step, ready-to-install I-joist is designed with no specific top and bottom orientation to help assure correct framing every time.

Redwood Getting Updated Life Cycle Assessment

Today, many building products boast about their environmental benefits. Relatively few, however, back up such claims with scientific evidence. For decades, the California redwood industry has supported its claims with scientific data.

NELMA’s Technology Efficiencies Lead the Way to Greater Speed, Productivity

“When it comes to integrating technology into our system, it’s all about streamlining what we do to maximize efficiencies and lowering the cost of doing business as an Association, “ said Jeff Easterling, NELMA president.

Olsen on Sales: Promotional Sales Calls

While the selling process should not be adversarial, customers have a part to play and, as sellers, we have our part to play.

As Homebuilding Lags, Remodeling Industry Picks Up the Slack

The home remodeling market in the US expanded by more than 50% since the end of the Great Recession, according to “Improving America’s Housing 2019,” a new report released March 12 by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Boise Cascade Buying Alabama Distributor

Boise Cascade Co., Boise, Id., has agreed to acquire American Lumber Distributors & Brokers, Inc., Birmingham, Al., wholesale distributor of lumber, plywood, OSB, James Hardie siding, and engineered wood products.

Gordon Lumber Realigns Business

In alignment with industry trends and its multi-year growth strategy, Gordon Lumber, Fremont, Oh., is consolidating two retail locations into its four surrounding contractor yards and expanding its component operations.

A Regional Look at North American Hardwoods

Natural hardwoods offer sustainability, authenticity and comforting natural beauty. The added bonus? They are all derived from a material straight from the soil.

SRS Expands in the Southeast

SRS Distribution, McKinney, Tx., has opened three new roofing products distribution locations in the Southeast and added five more through acquisition.

Troy Renames Preservatives ProTek

ProTek is the new brand name for all wood preservatives from Troy Corp., Florham Park, N.J.

Concealed Railing Kits

Feeney’s new CableRail Conceal Kit provides a solution for customers seeking a more streamlined cable railing aesthetic. Fittings are shorter and end caps are thinner, enabling them to be completely concealed inside the post for a sleeker look.

“Classy” New Way to Groom Tomorrow’s Lumber Leaders

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Degree Program is the cost: there is none.

UFP Buys Component Maker

Universal Forest Products, Grand Rapids, Mi., has agreed to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Grand Rapids.

Dealer Profile: New York’s Triple A Building Center

But Rob never bailed. For one thing, he’s too young to retire. For another, the lumber business is all he’s ever known. And loved.

Staying Nimble to Promote Western Red Cedar

As anyone working in the softwood industry would agree, 2018 was a predictable and uneventful year.