Hawaii Lumber Group Elects Officers

Hawaii Lumber Products Association has installed its 2019 board of directors, led by new president John Heideman, Mendocino Forest Products.

Oregon Yard Coming Back After 10-Year Absence

A local builder is reviving long-defunct Warrenton Builders Supply, Warrenton, Or., as a hardware store, rental shop, and construction office.

Olsen on Sales: One-Trick Pony

Sports talk about “complete” players. Baseball calls them “five-tool” players: hit for average, for power, speed, fielding and a gun for an arm. Basketball calls them “two-way” or complete players: defend, rebound, pass and score. Athletes who are complete are rare. As are salespeople.

Atlantic Forest Products Expanding West

Wholesale distributor Atlantic Forest Products, Baltimore, Md., is expanding to the West Coast, with the opening of sales offices in Lake Oswego, Or., and near Oakland, Ca.

Should You Choose a Single or Multiple Supplier Strategy?

It’s a fact that smaller businesses have less flexibility than major businesses when it comes to choosing suppliers. Quite simply, smaller scale means a lower degree of influence across a smaller range of vendors.

YBC Continues Expanding

Your Building Centers, Altoona, Pa., has taken over 68-year-old Berlin Lumber Co., Berlin, Pa., which will retain the Berlin Lumber name.

McCoy’s Grows in Texas

McCoy’s Building Supply opened an 18,000-sq. ft. store with drive-thru lumberyard Dec. 17 in Midlothian, Tx.

A Hidden Gem: Lumber Careers Become More Attractive to Youth, Women

When an entry-level accounting position at a wholesale lumber company opened up, I saw what I thought was a short-term solution. What I found instead was my “forever” career and my passion.

National Takes Over in Connecticut

National Lumber Co., Mansfield, Ma., opened a new location Jan. 21 in East Hartford, Ct.

Capital Lumber Names New President

Scott Gaskin has been promoted to president of Capital Lumber Co., Phoenix, Az., succeeding Sam Sanregret, who will now serve as executive vice president after 15 years as president.

Seven D Takes Over Fairway Distribution

Fairway Building Products, Mount Joy, Pa., has sold its Mid-Atlantic based distribution unit to Seven D Wholesale, Altoona, Pa.

New Deck/Rail Group Launched

The Deck & Rail Institute has been launched to provide advocacy, training and safety standards for deck and rail industry professionals in order to better meet consumer demands for professionalism, quality and safety.

Carter Shuts Hometown Store

Carter Lumber shuttered the store in its hometown of Kent, Oh., at the end of the year, consolidating operations at nearby locations in  Mogadore and Ravenna, Oh.

West Coast Grading Agencies to Join Forces

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau and West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau have voted to merge. The deal was set to close Jan. 1, 2019.

MPP Going into Advanced Wood Products Lab

Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., made the final shipment of its new, patented Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) to Oregon State University for use in the construction of the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Seattle Yard Moves After Fire

Gascoigne Lumber is moving into new quarters in Everett, Wa., after a four-alarm fire caused more than $4 million to its longtime home in the Queen Anne area of Seattle.

AZEK Moves Headquarters

The AZEK Co. has relocated from Skokie, Il., to a new headquarters and training center in Chicago.