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.
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.
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.
Innovative Chemical Products has acquired Gardner-Gibson, Tampa, Fl., manufacturer of liquid-applied roof coatings, driveway sealers, and specialty paints.
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.
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.
Culpeper Wood Preservers, Culpeper, Va., has acquired Bestway’s treating plant in Lancaster, Ma., which will now operate as Culpeper Wood of New England.
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.