Kodiak Buys 2 Western Businesses

Kodiak Building Partners, Denver, Co., has expanded into Wyoming with its acquisition of 44-year-old Jenkins Lumber & Hardware, Alpine, Wy., weeks after purchasing 116-year-old Builders Alliance, Bellingham, Wa.

Hardwood Producer Consolidating

MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. is moving out of its leased facility in Sparta, Wi., and expanding its operations in Luck, Wi., and Brookville, Pa.

Arauco Buying Prime-Line

Arauco, Atlanta, Ga., has agreed to acquire MDF millwork producer Prime-Line, Inc., Malvern, Ar. Founded in 1996, Prime-Line in 2014 expanded with a new, state-of-the-art plant on a site adjacent to Arauco’s MDF plant in Malvern.

PhilaPort Increasing Capacity for Forest Products

PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, Pa., has broken ground on a new 100,000-sq. ft. warehouse to facilitate the use and handling of forest products.

NJ Dealer Kuiken Expands

Kuiken Brothers has opened its ninth residential and commercial building materials location in Newark, N.J

MI Windows Acquiring Milgard

MI Windows & Doors, Gratz, Pa., a leading manufacturer of precision-built vinyl and aluminum windows and sliding patio doors, agreed to purchase Milgard Windows & Doors, Fife, Wa., from parent company Masco Corp. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

US LBM Expands into Ohio

US LBM Holdings has expanded into Ohio with its acquisition of Forge Lumber, which operates locations in Cincinnati and nearby Kentucky.

Eco Chemical, U-C Join Forces

U-C Coatings, LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Eco Chemical, Inc., Seattle, Wa., bringing even more solutions in wood protection, beautification and preservation.  

Arauco Buying Prime-Line

Arauco, Atlanta, Ga., has agreed to acquire MDF millwork producer Prime-Line, Inc., Malvern, Ar.

US Plywood Producers Claim Certifiers Giving Imports a Pass

Ten domestic plywood producers have banded together as the "U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition" to file a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies: PFS TECO, Timber Products Inspection, and International Accreditation Service.