Gordon Lumber Realigns Business

In alignment with industry trends and its multi-year growth strategy, Gordon Lumber, Fremont, Oh., is consolidating two retail locations into its four surrounding contractor yards and expanding its component operations.

A Regional Look at North American Hardwoods

Natural hardwoods offer sustainability, authenticity and comforting natural beauty. The added bonus? They are all derived from a material straight from the soil.

SRS Expands in the Southeast

SRS Distribution, McKinney, Tx., has opened three new roofing products distribution locations in the Southeast and added five more through acquisition.

Troy Renames Preservatives ProTek

ProTek is the new brand name for all wood preservatives from Troy Corp., Florham Park, N.J.

“Classy” New Way to Groom Tomorrow’s Lumber Leaders

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Degree Program is the cost: there is none.

UFP Buys Component Maker

Universal Forest Products, Grand Rapids, Mi., has agreed to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Grand Rapids.

Dealer Profile: New York’s Triple A Building Center

But Rob never bailed. For one thing, he’s too young to retire. For another, the lumber business is all he’s ever known. And loved.

Staying Nimble to Promote Western Red Cedar

As anyone working in the softwood industry would agree, 2018 was a predictable and uneventful year.

NJ’s DuBell Lumber Shuts Down

After 97 years of business, DuBell Lumber Co., Medford, N.J., abruptly closed all operations on Feb. 9.

New Distributor for Tando

Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Oh., is now distributing Derby Building Products’ TandoStone, TandoShake, and Beach House Shake exterior cladding products to dealers in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, central Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania.

Freres Gets Patents for MPP

Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., was granted a Canadian patent for its Mass Plywood Panel (MPP), reportedly the only mass timber panel constructed entirely from Structural Composite Lumber (SCL).

Colorado Siblings Add Second Hardware Store

Siblings Kay McCarty and Chuck Quenon, operators of Buena Vista True Value, Buena Vista, Co., opened Gypsum Ace Hardware, Gypsum, Co., on Jan. 22.

Hardware Store “Pops Up” One Year After Blaze

A year after San Francisco’s Papenhausen Hardware was destroyed by fire, the business has temporarily reopened in a “pop-up location” a few doors away.

New Building Material Distributor Opens in OC

Natural stone importer/wholesaler Elchin Mirzayev has launched a new building materials distribution business—BuildersMax—out of the same Anaheim, Ca., facilities as his Stonex Tile.

True Value Chief Keynoting NHS

True Value Co. president and CEO John Hartmann has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the National Hardware Show May 7 in Las Vegas.

Dealer Profile: New Mexico’s Elco Building Supply

When his dad, owner of Builders Do it Centers of New Mexico, knew it was time to retire last year, Justin Ellis was handed a lemon: With no cash to match the outside offer his father couldn’t refuse, he could suck it up and go to work for the new owner, adding more of the same-old, same-old to the years he’d already tallied at the shop, or he could... um, what?

10 Tips for Your Best Ever Demo Event

For manufacturers, dealers and distributors, demonstration events for builder and contractor customers are an important part of a marketing schedule.