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NORTH AMERICAN SPECIALTY LAMINATIONS ACQUIRES WISCONSIN PREFINISHERS 

North American Specialty Laminations, Osseo, Wi., a division of investment firm Building Industry Partners, has acquired both Midwest Prefinishing and Premium Prefinished Products, Middleton, Wi. 

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NEW TRUE VALUE REPLACES OLD IN MICHIGAN

Scottdale True Value Hardware has opened at the former site of Pater True Value, Scottdale, Mi., which closed in June. 

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Arxada Adds Water Repellent for Mass Timber

There is a window of time in the construction process where CLT panels and other wood components are stored prior to installation and enclosure.

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KODIAK PICKS UP IDAHO INDEPENDENT

Kodiak Building Partners, Highlands Ranch, Co., has acquired Albeni Falls Building Supply, long-standing LBM supplier to northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

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City Mill Provides Sweet Assistance to Girl Scouts

Eight-unit Hawaiian home improvement chain City Mill has stepped up to help out the Girl Scouts. The state’s COVID-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of over …

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ABC SUPPLY ACQUIRES KAYCAN’S US DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

Three months after purchasing siding manufacturer/distributor Kaycan, Saint-Gobain has sold Kaycan’s U.S. distribution operations to ABC Supply.

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SALVAGE-WOOD DECKING NOW THERMALLY MODIFIED

Thermally modified wood producer Arbor Wood Co., Duluth, Mn., is partnering with wood salvage specialist Cambium Carbon, Washington, D.C., to introduce a new wood product for outdoor and indoor construction that’s all-natural, chemical-free, and will last for decades.

US LBM PURCHASES NC TRUSS MANUFACTURER COMTECH

US LBM has acquired Comtech, a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor trusses and engineered wood products based in Fayetteville, N.C.

NEW TRUE VALUE REPLACES OLD IN MICHIGAN

Scottdale True Value Hardware has opened at the former site of Pater True Value, Scottdale, Mi., which closed in June. 

EAGLE BUYING OREGON PALLET MILL

Eagle Forest Products, Eagle, Id., is purchasing the lumber manufacturing plant of Family Pallet Lumber, Tangent, Or.

Olsen on Sales: Always & Nevers

THERE ARE stylistic differences in sales. Some sellers are more relationship based and laid back, while others are more hustle/bring value serious type sellers. Master Sellers calibrate their style to the customer preference. While style is important, there are approaches that are always and never techniques.

CALIFORNIA HARDWARE DEALER CLOSES ITS DOORS

National Builders Supply, Farmersville, Ca., closed Nov. 1 after 43 years of providing doors and hardware.