New Owner Saves WV Lumberyard

Marsh Lumber, Clarksburg, W.V., has been purchased by Chuck Kersting, allowing previous owner Arlis Marsh to retire.

RISI Parent Buys Random Lengths

The industry’s leading price reporting agency, Random Lengths, Eugene, Or., has been acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor, the European parent company of RISI, Inc., Boston, Ma., for $18.2 million.

Boral Consolidates Brands Under One Division

As part of its ongoing transition following last year’s acquisition of Headwaters Inc., Boral is consolidating its siding, trim, shutters and accessories under a single division—Boral Building Products.

The Amazon Effect on Wholesale Distribution – Get the E-book

Amazon improves the customer experience through innovation, choice, convenience, and value. As the Amazon Effect is beginning to be felt by distributors, it’s important to learn the key opportunities to thrive in a changing landscape.

Martco Upgrading Chopin Mill

RoyOMartin, Alexandria, La., will invest $8 million at its Chopin, La., plywood and solid wood plant to install a new dry kiln designed to increase timber production.

Westlake Ace Expands in Kansas

Westlake Ace Hardware has signed a lease to open a new location this fall in Bonner Springs, Ks.

Olsen on Sales: Spirit of the Possible

Sales is a relationship business and we, as salespeople, are the yang of that relationship. The customer’s job is to come up with reasons to wait, to think about it and to analyze the all the possibilities. Our job is to have the spirit of the possible, now. We are here to help our customers figure out a way that what we are proposing will work.

Fencing Innovations

CertainTeed’s newest designer horizontal fence innovation, Bufftech Brookline vinyl privacy fencing offers homeowners a durable, contemporary privacy fence featuring steel reinforcement for added support. 

GP Building Mill in Georgia

Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., will build a new state-of-the-art lumber production facility in Albany-Dougherty County, Ga. Construction on the $150-million, 320,000-sq. ft. mill is scheduled to begin in 2018 with an anticipated start-up in late fall 2019.

Bringing the Indoors Out with Southern Cypress

Decks, patios and porches have long been popular for relaxing and entertaining guests, but today’s homeowners are increasingly requesting spaces that are even more functional—outdoor rooms. To meet these needs, design professionals and builders are relying on products, such as cypress, that offer good looks, durable performance, and versatility for indoor and outdoor use.

Busy Beaver Backs Baby Beavers

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver Home Improvement Centers has partnered with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium to help name six newborn beavers and sponsor the beaver exhibit.

Virginia Manufacturer Grows

Mountain Top Timber Products, Coeburn, Va., will construct a sawmill, dry kilns, and wood chipping plant in Dungannon, Va.

Azek Building Products’ Three New Deck Colors

The lightweight boards make the product an ideal choice for both commercial and residential roof decks.

Ace Expanding Ohio DC

Ace Hardware will add 309,000 sq. ft. to its four-year-old retail support center in West Jefferson, Oh.