Busy Beaver Expanding in West Virginia

Busy Beaver, Pittsburgh, Pa., will open its newest home improvement store April 10 in Elkins, W.V. A grand opening for the community is set for April 27.

Rainscreen Protection

The DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen provides advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems.

Hawaii Lumber Group Elects Officers

Hawaii Lumber Products Association has installed its 2019 board of directors, led by new president John Heideman, Mendocino Forest Products.

Oregon Yard Coming Back After 10-Year Absence

A local builder is reviving long-defunct Warrenton Builders Supply, Warrenton, Or., as a hardware store, rental shop, and construction office.

Olsen on Sales: One-Trick Pony

Sports talk about “complete” players. Baseball calls them “five-tool” players: hit for average, for power, speed, fielding and a gun for an arm. Basketball calls them “two-way” or complete players: defend, rebound, pass and score. Athletes who are complete are rare. As are salespeople.

Atlantic Forest Products Expanding West

Wholesale distributor Atlantic Forest Products, Baltimore, Md., is expanding to the West Coast, with the opening of sales offices in Lake Oswego, Or., and near Oakland, Ca.

Expanded Line of Hammers

Dewalt’s XP Extended Performance Hammers offer more durability and features including the “More Swing, Less Sting” vibration dampening technology, easy-to-grip handles, and side nail pullers.

Should You Choose a Single or Multiple Supplier Strategy?

It’s a fact that smaller businesses have less flexibility than major businesses when it comes to choosing suppliers. Quite simply, smaller scale means a lower degree of influence across a smaller range of vendors.

YBC Continues Expanding

Your Building Centers, Altoona, Pa., has taken over 68-year-old Berlin Lumber Co., Berlin, Pa., which will retain the Berlin Lumber name.

McCoy’s Grows in Texas

McCoy’s Building Supply opened an 18,000-sq. ft. store with drive-thru lumberyard Dec. 17 in Midlothian, Tx.