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FLURRY OF INTEREST IN FRTW BY BUTCH BERNHARDT

PARDON THE PUN, but interest in learning about fire-retardant-treated wood products continues to run hot.

PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE WOOD INDUSTRY’S FUTURE BY ALLISON DEFORD

AS SOMEONE whose business is driven by wood—buying, selling, or processing—you understand the growth cycles involved in maintaining a supply of product and the life cycle of forestry. Trees must be planted, nurtured, then harvested.

DEALER PROFILE: OREGON’S FARMER’S BUILDING, FEED & GARDEN SUPPLY BY SARA GRAVES

IT WASN’T TOO long ago when a farmer’s word and his handshake were as binding as any signed contract. And though business is conducted differently today, for some companies, such as Farmer’s Building, Feed & Garden Supply, doing business honestly with others in mind is still how you seal the deal.

OLSEN ON SALES: THE IMPORTANT FIRST SALES CALL BY JAMES OLSEN

OUR FIRST CALL to a potential customer has more to do with how much business we will do with them than any other call. Can we dig out of the hole of a poor first call? Yes. I did it for years

MAKING THEIR MARK: WOMEN IN THE LUMBER MILL INDUSTRY BY KIM DREW

WOMEN’S HISTORY Month (celebrated in March) is all about recognizing and celebrating the contribution of women to society, across the board.

Quicker Wrap

TYPAR’s new self-adhering wrap pairs the unique drainage benefits of DrainableWrap with the streamlined installation of a peel-and-stick application. 

Ready to Rail

In direct response to a growing call for a stylish railing system that ensures ease of installation, Deckorators has introduced Aluminum Rapid Rail, featuring a contemporary design with square balusters and simple installation.

Double-Sided Housewrap Tape

Benjamin Obdyke has introduced HydroTape DS, an acrylic-based double-sided sealing tape for use with mechanically fastened housewrap that helps eliminate many of the issues and failure points of conventional seam tapes.

Shakertown’s Dolly Varden T&g Passes Flame-Spread Testing

Shakertown’s reinforced Dolly Varden T&G, with its clear vertical grain cedar face, passed ASTM E84 testing with a Class A flame spread rating. 

Seam Sealer

Georgia-Pacific’s new ForceField Premium Tape is designed to seal joints and seams against air and moisture infiltration in walls and sloped roofs.

MX Unveils New E-Platform

MaterialsXchange has launched its new e-commerce platform. 

All-Access Pass to Southern Pine: SFPA Notches Successes in 2021

An interesting thing happened in the lumber industry in 2021: The wood world stepped up and led the way back toward a more normal work …