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Hawaii Lumber Products Association Dissolves

After a 20-year run, the Hawaii Lumber Products Association dissolved, effective Dec. 31, 2022.

Westlake Ace Adding 2 More Stores in La Area

Westlake Ace Hardware has signed lease agreement to open two more stores in the greater Los Angeles area, bringing to 17 its store count in the state, including eight in Southern California.

Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) Announces 2023 LBM Policy Priorities

The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT), a non-profit trade association that represents the Texas lumber and building materials supply chain, has announced its 2023 Public Policy Priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature.   

Fastenating Twosome

FastenMaster has launched two new additions to its fastener line: the VersaLOK Structural Wood Screw and the MVP Multipurpose Wood Screw.

84 Lumber Accelerates Growth Plans

By the end of the year, 84 Lumber will open three new stores—all in the West—and make improvements to 54 existing locations.

Versatex Honors Top Performers

Versatex Building Products presented VERSATEXcellence Awards to Dixie Plywood & Lumber, Nashville, Tn., as Wholesale Distributor of the Year; Finyl Sales, Ocala, Fl., Fabricator/OEM of the Year; and The Siding Depot, Asbury Park, N.J., National Stocking Dealer of the Year.

PLIB Publishes Revised Grading Rules

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) has published a new grading rules book, WCLB Standard Grading Rules for West Coast & Imported Softwood Lumber, No. 18, 2022.

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE ACQUIRES ESTIFRAME

Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired Elk Grove, Ca.–based EstiFrame Technologies, Inc. 

STEELY INTERMEDIATE PICKETS

Feeney’s new Stainless Steel Intermediate Pickets for DesignRail offer a sleek alternative to square, powder-coated pickets, providing an even lower profile alternative for DesignRail with CableRail infill where posts are spaced more than 3 ft. apart. 

US LBM SELLING FELDMAN, ROSEN, WALLBOARD SUPPLY TO L&W SUPPLY

US LBM has reached a definitive agreement to sell three of the company’s operating divisions, Feldman Lumber, Rosen Materials, and Wallboard Supply Co., and their subsidiaries Coastal Roofing Supply, Eastern Wallboard Supply and Richardson Gypsum, to L&W Supply. L&W Supply is an operating unit of ABC Supply.

KOOPMAN LUMBER ADDING IN CAPE COD

Eleven-unit Koopman Lumber, Whitinsville, Ma., is building its first store on Cape Cod with plans to open in April.

YAKAMA UPGRADING WHITE SWAN MILL

Yakama Forest Products is installing a USNR-supplied Revolver Lug Loader and a Multi-Track Fence to reinvigorate their systems and increase the quality of the product at its White Swan, Wa., location.