Bamboo-Capped Composite

Fortress Building Products has added an innovative bamboo capped composite that’s reportedly 40% lighter yet provides twice the strength of competitive decking options and unprecedented span ratings. 

Welded Deck Railing Panels

Deckorators has introduced ALX Contemporary pre-assembled aluminum deck railing in welded panels. The pre-assembly quickens railing installation, while the welding maximizes rigidity and strength.

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer!

Engineered Wood Fencing

LP Elements, reportedly the first engineered wood fence solution, has been introduced by LP Building Solutions.

Westlake Ace Expanding into NY

Westlake Ace Hardware is entering New York with the acquisition of three-unit Haggerty Ace Hardware. The purchase is set to be completed on Jan. 19.

Canfor Scraps Plan to Go Private

Canfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., and Great Pacific Capital Corp. have mutually called off their plan to buy the remaining 49% of Canfor that it does not already own and take the company private.

84 Lumber Extends Credit Facility

Eyeing future expansion efforts and system enhancements, 84 Lumber Co. has entered into a new seven-year, $310 million Senior Secured Term Loan B Facility and five-year $400 million Asset Based Revolving Credit Facility.

Affordable Capped Composite

MoistureShield’s new Elevate capped wood composite decking offers advanced protection and beauty within an entry-level budget. The strong, protective cap shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather. 

The Flip Side to Customer Relationships

In the B2B world, the relationship between the customer and the vendor—and more specifically the vendor’s salesperson—can be of utmost importance. It doesn’t take long in the business to understand that if the customer dislikes you, he is rarely going to see you. And if he does know you and trust you, he is more likely to do business with you. Creating positive business relationships is, then, a fundamental step in the path toward success for any B2B salesperson.

Is There a Difference Between SPFs and SPF?

Life is full of many confusing questions and situations: If several cats jump on top of one another, is it still a dogpile? Why do we still have Daylight Saving Time? Is Bigfoot real? How do I tell the difference between SPFs and SPF stamped lumber?

Gypsum Board Demand Rising, Especially Overseas

The global market for gypsum board reached $37.25 billion during 2018 and is estimated to grow 11.4% a year from 2019 to 2025, climbing to $79.17 billion, according to a new report by Market Insights.

Olsen on Sales: A Businessperson Who Sells

When we start out in any industry, we have to learn our product. Our employer will give us some orientation and may send us to outside seminars to give us the basic knowledge we need to do this. We also have to learn how to sell.

Mixed-Width Decking

Deckorators has expanded its Voyage composite decking line to include a fifth color—Khaya, a true brown—and varied-plank decking, bringing the interior design trend of mixing widths of hardwood flooring to outdoor living.

Canfor Agrees to Go Private

Canfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has reached an agreement with majority stockholder Great Pacific Capital Corp. to take the company private.

Seal-Rite Door Renamed

Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Oh., a leading building materials distributor and door fabricator in the Midwest, is changing the name of its Seal-Rite Door Division and rebranding its corporate identity.

Capital Moving in Sacramento

Capital is relocating its Sacramento, Ca., distribution facility to larger quarters.

Treated Wood Training Gets Amplified

In an effort to make online education more dynamic, the Western Wood Preservers Institute has released a new narrated version of its preserved wood training course.