OrePac Building Products Enters Partnership with Fiberon Decking

OrePac Building Products, Wilsonville, Or., has entered into a new exclusive distribution partnership with composite wood-alternative decking manufacturer Fiberon, leaving current distributors suddenly without the line.

SRS Opens 4 in Florida

SRS Distribution has opened four new greenfield locations in Florida.

Second Fire Finishes Off Yard

An early morning fire July 8 gutted Greene Lumber Co., Greene, Ia.

Roseburg Cuts Back at Dillard Plant

Continued unfavorable conditions in the North American plywood market prompted the indefinite layoff of approximately 90 employees at the Roseburg Forest Products plywood plant in Dillard, Or., effective Aug. 2.

Iowa Lumberyard Expands

This month, Woodford Lumber & Home, Clear Lake, Ia., is celebrating its 150th anniversary, just as it prepares to relocate from its home since 1869.

Lowe’s Plans Tech Campus

Lowe’s will open a new 357,000-sq. ft. “tech hub” in Charlotte, N.C.

Universal Supply Opens Fifteenth Location

The new Columbia location features roofing, siding, replacement windows and specialty building materials.

Rice Straw-Based MDF Project Enters Homestretch

CalPlant I, a $315-million rice straw-based MDF plant currently under construction in Willows, Ca., is scheduled to begin production this fall.

Modified Wood Heating Up

The worldwide market for thermally modified wood is expected to grow at approximately 3.0% annually over the next five years, to increase from a value of $328.5 million in 2019 to $380.6 million in 2024, according to a new study by Global Info Research.

Time’s Up for Hibbert Lumber

Unable to find a buyer for the 72-year-old family business, the Hibbert family will close Hibbert Lumber, Davis, Ca.