Industry News



Western Forest Products Acquiring Calvert

A newly-formed Mass Timber subsidiary of Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to buy certain assets of glulam manufacturer Calvert Co., Vancouver, Wa., for $12 million, including $2.5 million in inventory.

North American CLT vs. Imported Product

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is lightweight, yet extremely strong with superior acoustic, fire, seismic and thermal performance.

Siding Buyers Boldly Go Where Others Haven’t Gone Before

With today’s virtually maintenance-free exterior siding products lasting several decades and not requiring painting, choosing the best color for one’s home is an important decision—and likely why neutrals such as white and gray continue to lead in popularity. But will this trend remain?

McCoy’s to Sell 4 Stores to CNRG

McCoy’s Building Supply has agreed to sell its four stores in Mississippi and Arkansas to Central Network Retail Group (CNRG). 

US LBM to Acquire Foxworth-Galbraith

US LBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co., Plano, Tx.

Big Creek Purchasing O’Connor Lumber

Growing redwoods for the future was the original tagline for Big Creek Lumber and now 76 years later, they are excited to also be growing their lumberyard locations with the addition of a sixth retail lumber and Ace hardware store. Big Creek Lumber is in the process of acquiring O’Connor Lumber in Vallejo, Ca., and the name will be changed to Big Creek Lumber when the sale is finalized.

5 Ways Technology Can Benefit Wood Treaters—and Their Customers

Technology has made complex operations “easy” for decades. Software solutions afford us the luxury of digitized communications in nanoseconds, the storage of massive amounts of data available at one’s fingertips, and even a trusted way to manage our daily financial transactions and life savings.

Testing 1-2-3: A historical overview of the APA Research Center

PA – The Engineered Wood Association’s Research Center in Tacoma, Wa., has long been recognized as one of the leading wood research facilities in North America.

New Battery Technology Fuels Power Tool Market

The global power tool market size—estimated to be $34.3 billion in 2021—is projected to grow 5.7% annually, reaching $45.2 billion by 2026, according to a recent forecast by MarketsandMarkets.