Blue Book Now Offering Velocity Index

The Blue Book Network has launched The Blue Book Network Velocity Index, a new leading economic indicator for the construction industry. The Velocity Index measures the direction and magnitude of month-to-month changes in bidding activity in The Blue Book Network, accounting for seasonality.

Humboldt Sawmill Qualified to Enter European Carbon Sink Market

Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, Ca., cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so.

Uniboard Adds New Distributors

Sierra Forest Products, Chicago Division, and Upper Canada Forest Products are now full- line distributors of Uniboard Canada’s TFL, HPL, particleboard and MDF panels.

Coatings Firm Garner-Gibson Acquired

Innovative Chemical Products has acquired Gardner-Gibson, Tampa, Fl., manufacturer of liquid-applied roof coatings, driveway sealers, and specialty paints.

ASTM Issues EPD for Freres’ Mass Ply Panels

Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., has published its first Environmental Product Declaration for its Mass Ply Panel (MPP). Product specific information in this report was independently validated by the internationally recognized standards organization, ASTM International.

HDI Buys Aura Hardwoods

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. has, through its subsidiary Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP, purchased substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of Northern California distributor Aura Hardwoods for $12.7 million.

Developing Southern Pine Market through COVID-19

Fully embracing the virtual event trend, SFPA is working to keep members engaged as the association navigates through this unpredictable time.

Selling Our Opinion

One of the things that makes selling in the lumber market more interesting than just selling a product, is that the market moves, sometimes dramatically.

Culpeper Adds Massachusetts Plant

Culpeper Wood Preservers, Culpeper, Va., has acquired Bestway’s treating plant in Lancaster, Ma., which will now operate as Culpeper Wood of New England.

Deals Net US LBM 9 More Locations

Within days of each other, US LBM closed on two more acquisitions of large multi-location dealers—five-unit Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co. in Iowa and four-unit Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware in western North Carolina.

Dealer Profile: Kentucky’s Boone Kenton Lumber

Boone Kenton Lumber & Building Supply Co., of Erlander—in business for 101 years—is the oldest enterprise in the Kentucky town and the third-oldest lumberyard in the entire state.