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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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Ace Adds Over 100 Stores in 2022

Ace Hardware has opened 105 new stores in 2022, with plans to add at least 60 more by the end of the year. 

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Ecommerce Top Software Feature for LBM Dealers

LBM/hardlines businesses are optimistic about the promise of online shopping and are increasing investments in ecommerce solutions, according to recent survey by ECI Software Solutions.

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Lowe’s Tests In-Store Pet Centers

Lowe’s is introducing a pilot program to provide Petco’s pet services, such as mobile grooming and vet clinics for vaccinations, microchipping and pest prevention.

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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.

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Custom Outdoor Accents

Kindred Outdoors & Surrounds’ new line of Signature Kitchens and Outdoor Cabinets features easy-to-install, customizable configurations pre-designed in a variety of sizes. Manufactured using glass-fiber …

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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.

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.

SRS PURCHASES METRO ROOFING SUPPLY

SRS Distribution has purchased two-unit Tennessee distributor Metro Roofing & Metal Supply Co. 

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.