Pleasant River Expands to Retail

Pleasant River Lumber Co., Dover-Foxcroft, Me., has entered the retail business with its acquisition of three-unit Ware-Butler Inc., Waterville, Me.

BMC to Acquire TW Perry

BMC Stock Holdings has agreed to acquire TW Perry parent company TWP Enterprises, Gaithersburg, Md.

Combilift & Award-Winning Author Partner to Produce Children’s book

Combilift launched a new children's book November 24th, just in time for Christmas. Innovation is big for the company and this has now been extended to capture children's imaginations at grassroots level.

Dealer Profile: Minnesota’s LumBros Solutions

This is A bro-mance now playing at a lumberyard near you—well, if you’re within viewing distance of Fargo, anyway: the same North Dakota town that lent its name to the iconic 1996 movie. LumBros Solutions is actually located in Detroit Lakes, Mn., a bedroom community, pop. 8,500, about 50 minutes east. But their reach extends with profitable daily runs to Fargo.

Entry-Level Composite Decking

Deckorators has introduced a new entry-level wood-plastic composite decking family said to offer incredible value as well as an industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade, and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty.

SRS Buys Ohio Distributor CC Supply

SRS Distribution has acquired three-unit building material distributor C.C. Supply, Barberton, Oh.

SFPA Announces Free Southern Pine Summit

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has announced the SFPA Summit, a free virtual event to take place on December 8. The Summit marks a new expansion to SFPA’s annual fall meetings, which have traditionally been only available to SFPA members.

HD Supply Returning to Home Depot

According to Home Depot CEO Craig Menear, “HD Supply complements our existing MRO (maintenance, repair & operations) business with a robust product offering and value-added service capabilities, an experienced salesforce that enhances the strong team we have in place, as well as an extensive, MRO-specific distribution network throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

Honsador Buys Kauai Truss Plant

CanWel Building Materials Group’s Honsador division has acquired the Vickers Island Truss’ truss design and manufacturing operation in Lihue, Hi. Founded in 1995, privately owned Island Truss is the only truss plant on Kauai.

Do it Best, Orgill Move Markets Online

Do it Best Corp. and Orgill are switching their spring markets to virtual events. Do it Best’s spring market will be held from March 7-19. “While we had to pivot quickly to move our fall market to an online format, it far exceeded expectations,” said Do it Best president and CEO Dan Starr.

West Fraser Buying Norbord to Create Lumber/OSB Giant

West Fraser Timber, Vancouver, B.C., is acquiring Norbord, Toronto, Ontario, in a $3.1-billion, all-stock transaction.

Investment Firm to Acquire US LBM

US LBM, Buffalo Grove, Il., has signed a definitive agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company. US LBM will continue to operate under the leadership of president and CEO L.T. Gibson and the current management team.

Forklift Batteries

V-Force Lead-Acid Batteries new from Crown provide a cost- effective forklift power solution for a range of duty cycles.

Protecting Wood Construction Against Fires Takes More than Surface Coatings

Record wildfires in the West have spurred increased interest in protecting structures against fire. Many believe the solution is to apply something to the wood in a structure to keep it from burning. The reality of effectively protecting wood against fire, however, is far more complicated.

Trex Teams up with Albertsons to Keep Plastic out of Landfill

Trex Company and Albertsons Companies have teamed up to recycle bulk pharmacy dispensing bottles to make decking material and divert plastic from landfills.

Atlanta Dealer Doubles Down on Decking

PMC Building Materials opened in Marietta, Ga., in 2008, just in time for the arrival of the biggest recession the country had seen in generations. To thrive, it would need a niche beyond that of a traditional full-line lumberyard. It opted to make decking its specialty, and added its first major display in early 2010.

Decking for Life

Lanai Outdoors has married the gorgeous look of hardwood flooring with the high performance of alternative decking to create Lanai Premium Plank Decking, a 100% pure PVC with a durable cap on all four sides.