THERMALLY MODIFIED WOOD PRODUCER MOVING INTO LONG-VACANT OSB MILL

This summer, Arbor Wood Co. hopes to begin manufacturing thermally modified wood siding and decking at the former Ainsworth OSB mill in Grand Rapids, Mi.,

The company purchased a portion of the 138 acre complex in 2020 and has begun converting the site and acquiring equipment, anticipating it will be ready to start production by mid-summer.

Ainsworth mothballed the facility in 2006 due to low OSB prices and deemed the closure permanent in 2008.

Hawaii Lumber Products Association Dissolves

After a 20-year run, the Hawaii Lumber Products Association dissolved, effective Dec. 31, 2022.

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Westlake Ace Adding 2 More Stores in La Area

Westlake Ace Hardware has signed lease agreement to open two more stores in the greater Los Angeles area, bringing to 17 its store count in the state, including eight in Southern California.

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Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) Announces 2023 LBM Policy Priorities

The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT), a non-profit trade association that represents the Texas lumber and building materials supply chain, has announced its 2023 Public Policy Priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature.   

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