Industry News



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.

Kodiak Buying Oregon’s Miller Lumber

Kodiak Building Partners has agreed to purchase The Miller Lumber Co., Bend and Redmond, Or.

PWT Acquiring LP’s EWP

Pacific Woodtech Corp., Burlington, Wa., has acquired Louisiana-Pacific’s Engineered Wood Products division for $210 million.

ProWood Simplifies Product Designations

ProWood, a leading national brand of pressure-treated lumber, has introduced new product designations as well as new lumber end tags and unit placards to help consumers select the best lumber for their outdoor living project. 

Southeast Building Supply Interests Enters Tennessee

Wallace Building Supply, Clarksville, Tn., has been acquired by Southeast Building Supply Interests, a division of Building Industry Partners.