New Planer Getting Close

Montrose Forest Products, Montrose, Co., is nearing completion of a new planer, which will replace its existing facility that dates back to the 1950s.

What’s On the Horizon for EWP?

Engineered wood products have ancient ancient origins, with evidence of laminated wood found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. The concept that boards could be sliced and bonded to produce a product that was better than the original wood was revolutionary.

Fiberon Expanding Western PVC Output

Renovations are underway at Fiberon’s Meridian, Id., decking plant to significantly increase capacity in the PVC category. The new equipment is expected to be up and running by the end of first quarter 2020.

Lowe’s Opens Outlet Store

Lowe’s Home Improvement opened its first-ever outlet store Oct. 22 in the former Orchard Supply Hardware store in Monrovia, Ca.

Westlake Ace Hardware Readying #9 for California

Westlake Ace Hardware has set a Dec. 18 opening for a new store in the former Orchard Supply Hardware in Van Nuys, Ca.

Meek’s Shutters 2 Missouri Stores

One year after eliminating six locations, Meek’s closed its stores in Mount Vernon and Nevada, Mo., on Nov. 4.

Roseburg Christens New LVL Plant

Roseburg Forest Products has started up its newly constructed engineered wood plant in Chester, S.C., featuring the highest-capacity LVL press in the world.

Boise Settles Infringement Suit

Boise Cascade, Boise, Id., has dropped its trademark infringement suit after the defendant-a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary-agreed to alter its logo.

Do it Best Streamlines Website

Do it Best has launched a new company website, offering an engaging, informative and user-friendly experience to a broad range of audiences.

Columbia Closing Oregon Cabinetry Component Plant 

Columbia Forest Products will discontinue production of cabinetry components at its two-year-old facility in Salem, Or.Component orders will be shifted to Columbia's original production center in Kentucky.