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Austrian Firm Buys Idled Florida Mill

Austria-based Binderholz Group purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, Live Oak, Fl., during an Aug. 21 auction. The company outbid Mercer Inc. and …

OSB Surges

After bracing for the worst when the pandemic hit, the OSB industry has come roaring back to life during the summer, as supply heats up, producers …

Outdoor Cabinetry Open to Southern Cypress

Outdoor living space has become one of the most sought after features for today’s homeowners and buyers. From basic lounge and cooking areas to extravagant …

Turning Western Red Cedar Leads into Sales

Anyone in the retail and distribution business knows the value of a good lead. But the value of that lead can quickly diminish when it …

The Artful Approach to Forecasting Exterior Trends in Color & Texture

Most construction pros and homeowners may be surprised to learn that among a plethora of influences, aesthetic trends in home exteriors can often be traced …

Get In Step with the Latest in Stairway Design

Four significant trends have surfaced in stairway design, and we and other manufacturers are shaping our product lines to respond. First, of course, is the …

Comparing North American and Imported EWP

WHEN ORDERING ENGINEERED wood products, it’s important to understand what you will get—superior quality materials, or inferior products that won’t perform. APA certifies engineered wood …

Enhance Wood Performance with Mold Protection

Mold, because of all the damage it causes, is considered a four-letter word. Mold likes dark, damp, unlit places that are constantly wetted and poorly …

3 Tips for Improving Lumberyard Efficiency

Running an efficient and productive lumberyard is a tall task. Shipment frequency is increasing and lead time expectations are getting shorter. To maintain a competitive …

SPAX Names New President

SPAX, a brand of the Altenloh, Brinck & Co., has announced the appointment of Jim Winn as its President for the SPAX brand in North …

Decoding the preserved wood quality mark

One of our most frequently asked questions at SPIB is, “What do the stamps or tags on preserved lumber mean?” At first glance, the information …

How to Leverage Online Tools to Sell More Treated Wood

Here are a few tips to help dealers sell more pressure treated wood by using online tools. 1. Dealer websites can be a great tool …