Let Your Gray Show: What’s Trending in Roofing Colors

What’s old is new again. That appears to be the roofing color mantra for 2019.

More Federal & State-Based Changes Coming for Employers

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. This was due to focus on other areas as well as political gridlock.

Rich, Earthy Hues

Tando's Signature Stain added a new color-Graphite-to its innovative cladding line. Manufac-tured by Derby Building Products Inc., the new hue expands the stained shake line beyond current wood-like browns to an earthy, deep gray.

No One Thinks of Lumber: Putting Forest Products Careers on the Radar of the Next Generation

Just as people like us essentially only think of lumber during our careers, there are many talented people out there in other industries who simply… don’t.

WWPA Joins the eBook Revolution

In April 2018, WWPA launched the Western Lumber Grading Rules eBook for Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks. The eBook can be downloaded onto a smartphone using the Kindle Reader Phone App or a computer using the Kindle Reader Desktop App.

Happy New Year

Best wishes for a happy New Year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success! Happy 2019!

Wood Fiber Prices Rise, Particularly in the West

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in North America remained generally unchanged from the second quarter 2018 to the third quarter 2018 (latest available figures) but were higher than in the third quarter 2017, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Trendy Attic Ladders

Fakro Smart Attic Ladders save space and provide easy storage and access to the attic. Models feature minor adjustments that make installation and fitting the floor-to-ceiling height safe and easy.

Be on the Lookout for Combustible Dust Hazards

The wood particulates generated through most wood processing operations are a known combustible dust and are recognized as such by OSHA.

Moisture-Free Decking

Deckorators has expanded its line of wood-alternative decking with the launch of Voyage, a new line of composite decking featuring patented Eovations technology.

Makita Sponsors Snocross

Makita USA, La Mirada, Ca., has been named the Official Power Tool of snocross’ International Series of Champions. 

Dealer Profile: Russell Do it Center of Alabama

Russell Lands Inc. is a land development outfit in Alabama, which owns six home centers and three building supply locations across the state.

Competitor Buying Elkay Cabinetry

ACProducts, Inc., The Colony, Tx., has agreed to acquire 98-year-old cabinetry manufacturer Elkay Wood Products Co., Oak Brook, Il.

Detroit Area Millwork Suppliers Join Forces

Washtenaw Door & Trim has been “the go-to place for custom doors, moulding, stairs and hardware” for the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1974.

Milwaukee Tool’s Weather-Protected Gloves

Milwaukee Tool’s new ANSI/ISEA-rated cut-resistant gloves are EN 511-rated for protection from extremely cold weather. The insulated gloves are ideal for material handling and general-purpose remodeling applications.

New Website for NELMA

NELMA.org: Your Updated, Accessible, and Complete Wood Information Resource