Woodgrain Acquires Plastic-Coated Lumber Businesses

Woodguard, founded over 30 years ago by Don Kain, is known for pioneering a patented plastic coating process that is applied to a variety of wood products such as closet poles, fencing, sign posts, and playground equipment.

US LBM Adds NC’s Blevins

U.S. LBM Holdings has acquired Blevins Building Supply, a building materials distributor with five locations in western North Carolina and one in southern Virginia.

Wholesale Lumber Veterans Form New Trading Group

A new wholesale distribution company—Wildwood Trading Group, Tualatin, Or.—has been formed by president Mike Phillips, ex-Hampton Lumber Sales, and vice presidents of sales Grant Phillips and Kevin Dodds, both previously with Collins Companies.

Fortune Taking Over Fiberon

Composite decking and railing manufacturer Fiberon, New London, N.C., has agreed to be acquired by Fortune Brands, Deerfield, Il., for $470 million.

Roseburg Develops 7 EPD’s

Roseburg Forest Products, Springfield, Or., recently published its first verified Environmental Product Declarations, providing standardized and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company’s wood products.

The Low-Down on Hardwood Lumber

The building and construction industry is booming—and has been growing steadily since 2011. Much of this growth can be attributed to the residential sector, led primarily by single-family construction, which is projected to see a 9% growth, while multi-family construction, which hit its peak in 2017, is expected to decrease slightly.

Parr Converts Software

Parr previously ran on-premises software from Epicor and Infor.

Columbia Signs Sales Pact with New MDF Plant

Columbia Forest Products has signed a deal with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF made at its new plant in Willows, Ca.

Commercial Insulation Climbs

U.S. demand for insulation in the commercial building market is forecast to increase 3.0% annually through 2022 to $3.1 billion, according to a new Freedonia Group report.

Operator Eyes Foreclosed Oregon Sawmill

The Dexter Mill had not operated for years and had fallen into disrepair until it was foreclosed on by the county last September.