Versatex Adds New Distributors

Two new full-line Versatex distributors are simplifying access to premium PVC trim for building-supply dealers and contractors across a wide swath of the eastern United States.

Dealer Profile: Michigan’s Jonesville Lumber

Shortly past the dawn of the last century, Fred Graves, who ran a lumberyard in Wisconsin, got the urge to move to Jonesville, Mi., to help a cousin in the yard he owned. By 1919, Fred had bought him out.

The Revenue Growth Habit: Thousands of Failures

We’re moving homes, and my wife has been on a shredding mission. While reviewing file boxes that have not been opened in many years, she came across my first business head shots, taken about 20 years ago.

Olsen on Sales: Controlling the Call

The majority of sellers are too nervous, under-prepared, or just don’t now how to control sales conversations. Most don’t even think they should.

Billion Board Foot Club Expands

FEA Canada has released its annual "Billion Board Foot Club" list of top global lumber companies, once again led by West Fraser. As it has been since 2007, West Fraser is the world's largest softwood lumber producer.

Contractor Buys Pair of Cedar Rapids Lumberyards

Two Cedar Rapids privately owned lumber companies have been merged under new ownership.

Snavely Opens DC in Houston

Snavely Forest Products, Pittsburgh, Pa., has opened a new distribution center in Houston, Tx.

Fire Strikes 2 LBM Businesses in Stockton

A six-alarm fire in Stockton, Ca., caused millions of dollars in damage to a Masonite door plant and California Pallets lumberyard.

Westlake Ace to Enter California

Westlake Ace Hardware, which owns and operates 124 Ace stores in Midwestern 10 states, will lease former Orchard Supply Hardware stores in northeast Fresno and Woodland, Ca.

Sun to Set in 2020 for Santa Monica’s Fisher Lumber

Fisher Hardware and Lumber, Santa Monica, Ca., will close its doors next year due to pending increases in rental costs.

Atlantic Veneer Shuttering Slicing Operations at NC Mill

Atlantic Veneer will close one segment of its Beaufort, N.C., mill for good on May 14.

Oldcastle Takes Hold of Masonry Producer

Oldcastle APG, Atlanta, Ga., has acquired hardscapes manufacturer Allied Concrete Products, Culpeper, Va.

California Hardware Store To Close After 100 Years

Fisher Hardware and Lumber, Santa Monica, Ca., will close its doors next year due to pending increases in rental costs. The news was confirmed by owner Erik Jorgensborg, who’s been with the company since 1975.

New Particleboard Mill Gets Going

ARAUCO has started up its new particleboard and lamination operations in Grayling, Mi.

Bliffert Buys Lumberyard

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Milwaukee, Wi., has purchased the former Neu’s Supply Line Inc.’s lumberyard in Germantown, Wi., as its eighth location.

Conifex Finalizes Lignum Sale

Conifex Timber, Vancouver, B.C., has completed the sale of Lignum Forest Products to Canwel Building Materials Group Ltd.

Texas LBM Dealers Speak Out at Capitol

Texas lumber dealers and suppliers will benefit from the passage of pro-business legislation currently before the state legislature and identified as part of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas’ 2019 legislative priorities.