Smart Lighting at Your Fingertips

Legrand’s new smart lighting from its Radiant Collection offers switches and outlets that combine clean design with advanced functionality. The smart switches, dimmers and outlets can be controlled remotely via the Legrand Smart Lights app or within the home through voice-enabled assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

NJ’s DuBell Lumber Shuts Down

After 97 years of business, DuBell Lumber Co., Medford, N.J., abruptly closed all operations on Feb. 9.

New Distributor for Tando

Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Oh., is now distributing Derby Building Products’ TandoStone, TandoShake, and Beach House Shake exterior cladding products to dealers in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, central Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania.

High-Impact Upgrades with Southern Cypress

When it comes to interior home designs, trends are constantly changing. But if there’s one thing that never seems to go out of style, it’s natural wood.

Freres Gets Patents for MPP

Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., was granted a Canadian patent for its Mass Plywood Panel (MPP), reportedly the only mass timber panel constructed entirely from Structural Composite Lumber (SCL).

Installation Tools for Increased Productivity

Simpson Strong-Tie is introducing the Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system as a new solution for overhead fastening designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries while boosting jobsite efficiencies, with speedier and more accurate fastening of rafter and truss assemblies.

Colorado Siblings Add Second Hardware Store

Siblings Kay McCarty and Chuck Quenon, operators of Buena Vista True Value, Buena Vista, Co., opened Gypsum Ace Hardware, Gypsum, Co., on Jan. 22.

Hardware Store “Pops Up” One Year After Blaze

A year after San Francisco’s Papenhausen Hardware was destroyed by fire, the business has temporarily reopened in a “pop-up location” a few doors away.

New Building Material Distributor Opens in OC

Natural stone importer/wholesaler Elchin Mirzayev has launched a new building materials distribution business—BuildersMax—out of the same Anaheim, Ca., facilities as his Stonex Tile.

True Value Chief Keynoting NHS

True Value Co. president and CEO John Hartmann has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the National Hardware Show May 7 in Las Vegas.

Create Your Own Balcony

Fakro’s new line of balcony windows are designed as large roof windows that open into a balcony. The upper sash opens upwards while the lower sash opens forward to create a balcony bay.

Dealer Profile: New Mexico’s Elco Building Supply

When his dad, owner of Builders Do it Centers of New Mexico, knew it was time to retire last year, Justin Ellis was handed a lemon: With no cash to match the outside offer his father couldn’t refuse, he could suck it up and go to work for the new owner, adding more of the same-old, same-old to the years he’d already tallied at the shop, or he could... um, what?

10 Tips for Your Best Ever Demo Event

For manufacturers, dealers and distributors, demonstration events for builder and contractor customers are an important part of a marketing schedule.

Find the Right Composite Decking Manufacturer

The composite decking industry is crowded. There are many composite decking manufacturers in the growing market, each offering a unique configuration of materials, products and programs. How can dealers and lumberyards find a new supplier that can help them truly stand out?

Busy Beaver Expanding in West Virginia

Busy Beaver, Pittsburgh, Pa., will open its newest home improvement store April 10 in Elkins, W.V. A grand opening for the community is set for April 27.

Rainscreen Protection

The DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen provides advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems.

Hawaii Lumber Group Elects Officers

Hawaii Lumber Products Association has installed its 2019 board of directors, led by new president John Heideman, Mendocino Forest Products.