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.

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.

Westlake Ace Readies #12 in California

Westlake Ace Hardware will open Ace Hardware of Livermore in early April in the former Orchard Supply Hardware location in Livermore, Ca. Remodeling begins early this month.

Capital Completes Move in Sacramento

Capital has relocated to an extensively remodeled distribution location in Sacramento, Ca. The new location offers eight paved acres and 90,000 sq. ft. of a combination of warehouse and office space.