Seattle Yard Moves After Fire

Gascoigne Lumber is moving into new quarters in Everett, Wa., after a four-alarm fire caused more than $4 million to its longtime home in the Queen Anne area of Seattle.

Fast-Draining Housewrap

Benjamin Obdyke is launching wide-width sizes for its HydroGap drainable housewrap designed for production builders and other large volume projects.

AZEK Moves Headquarters

The AZEK Co. has relocated from Skokie, Il., to a new headquarters and training center in Chicago.

WFP Buying Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corp., Vancouver, Wa., for $30.5 million, including working capital of $6.7 million.

Dealer Profile: North Carolina’s Kellogg Supply

Kellogg Supply, of Manteo, sited on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is a family-owned operation serving customers since 1946.

Washington Hardware Store Winding Down

True Value Washington Furniture & Hardware, Kennewick, Wa., is scaling back operations in anticipation of closing the 100-year-old business in one to three years.

Olsen on Sales: The Gentle Art of Changing the Subject

To succeed in sales, we must control the conversations we are in.

More Options for Outdoor Building

The line brings both design elegance and structural strength to custom outdoor living structures. The corrosion-resistant hardware accommodates nominal and rough lumber sizes.

Alexander Lumber Shuttering Smaller Yards

Alexander Lumber Co., Aurora, Il., is closing seven of its lumberyards in central and western Illinois, reducing the chain to 12 yards and two truss plants.

Direct Sellers of Ipe Unite

Buy Ipe Direct, Greenwood, S.C., has been acquired by a competing online direct-to-consumer wholesaler of exotic hardwoods, Ipe Woods USA, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Homewood Purchases Siding Company

Homewood Holdings LLC, a division of Building Industry Partners, has acquired the assets of Eagle Creek Siding, Olympia, Wa., and Mud Bay Manufacturing from their longtime owners, Jon Hunter and Scott Kramer.

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!