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WFP Rolls Out New Product Brands

Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., is launching a new strategy of marketing WFP-branded products, making it easier for end-users to specify and purchase the products …

Decking Preferences Vary by Region

As families continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, we see several trends emerging from different regions throughout North America. Across our network of …

Interest in Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood Heats Up

The record wildfires of 2020 have sparked significant interest in fire-retardant-treated wood products. Visits to the FireResistantWood.org website nearly doubled last year, as people turned to …

Termite Infestation Is Increasing, Protection Is Improving

During the early 1970s in suburban Chicago, homeowners were introduced to Wolmanized pressure treated wood during a test market to see if do-it-yourselfers would be …

Raise Your Margins with Value-Added Treated Wood

All pressure treated lumber is not equal. Beyond preservative type and retention level, wood preserving companies are increasingly adding “extras” to their treatments to make …

200 Years of Redwood

Archeology tells us that the human species made use of wood even prior to homo sapiens. The oldest recorded wood tool is a spear made …

Southern Cypress Putting in Work in Home Offices

Say what you will about the ongoing pandemic, but valuable lessons have been learned. First, the wood industry is essential business. Second, working from home …

Don’t Forget Fencing: Stocking Strategies for Growing Profit Margins

Against the backdrop of today’s fickle economic landscape, one thing holds true: Americans are spending more time and money than ever before commissioning building professionals …

Exterior Product Trends for 2021: How is COVID-19 shifting preferences?

When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold last spring, many builders, dealers, and manufacturers faced enormous uncertainties about whether they would be able to work …

Developing Southern Pine Market through COVID-19

Let’s face it, this past year has been crazy. Toilet paper panic, quarantine, shutdowns, layoffs, working from home, distance learning, we’ve really been through it all. …

Stora Enso OK’ed to Sell CLT into US

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels to the U.S. in accordance to the International Building Code and certified …

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 …