Southern Pine Industry Forges Ahead

As a new year begins, things are looking up for the southern pine lumber industry. Between steep tariffs and a slumping housing market, 2019 presented many challenges for southern pine.

Sound-Reducing Windows

Crystal Window & Door Systems has added a new sound reduction window–the AC85 Acoustic Casement Window–to its ever-growing product line.

TP Upgrades Veneer Production

Timber Products, Springfield, Or.,  will install a state-of-the-art Meinan lathe at its Yreka, Ca., facility, further improving veneer and plywood production as part of an ongoing strategy to modernize its plywood business.

rk Miles Buying Vermont Chain

Six-unit r.k. Miles, Manchester, Vt., has agreed to acquire the four lumberyards of “friendly competitor” Allen Lumber, Barre, Vt.Founded in 1888, Allen Lumber has branches in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, and Waitsfield, Vt. Miles has a like number of yards in Vermont, plus two in Massachusetts.

Spahn & Rose Adds Century-OId Iowa Dealer

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has agreed to purchase Moeller & Walter, Reinbeck, Ia.

Ace Dealer Snags Indy Store

Indianapolis area dealer White’s Ace Hardware is back up to three locations with the purchase of Fishers Do it Center, Fishers, In.

A New Generation of Hardwood Flooring

AHF Products is introducing new engineered and solid hardwood flooring collections from Bruce–American Honor, Next Frontier, Early Canterbury and Blacksmith’s Forge engineered floors, and the newly refreshed Natural Choice solid hardwood.

Hayward Lumber Buys Its Neighbor

Hayward Lumber, Monterey, Ca., has purchased the assets of Buena Tool Co., Santa Barbara, Ca.

The Year Ahead in Residential Housewrap

Based on Builder and Consumer Practices Survey data, there are more than 4 billion sq. ft. of home exterior covered with housewrap annually.

What’s Behind NAWLA’s Rebranding Strategy

During the recent NAWLA Traders Market, the North American Wholesale Lumber Association unveiled an intricate, colorful new logo as the centerpiece of an expansive rebranding campaign.