WFP Buying Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corp., Vancouver, Wa., for $30.5 million, including working capital of $6.7 million.

Dealer Profile: North Carolina’s Kellogg Supply

Kellogg Supply, of Manteo, sited on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is a family-owned operation serving customers since 1946.

Washington Hardware Store Winding Down

True Value Washington Furniture & Hardware, Kennewick, Wa., is scaling back operations in anticipation of closing the 100-year-old business in one to three years.

Alexander Lumber Shuttering Smaller Yards

Alexander Lumber Co., Aurora, Il., is closing seven of its lumberyards in central and western Illinois, reducing the chain to 12 yards and two truss plants.

Direct Sellers of Ipe Unite

Buy Ipe Direct, Greenwood, S.C., has been acquired by a competing online direct-to-consumer wholesaler of exotic hardwoods, Ipe Woods USA, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Homewood Purchases Siding Company

Homewood Holdings LLC, a division of Building Industry Partners, has acquired the assets of Eagle Creek Siding, Olympia, Wa., and Mud Bay Manufacturing from their longtime owners, Jon Hunter and Scott Kramer.

More Federal & State-Based Changes Coming for Employers

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. This was due to focus on other areas as well as political gridlock.

No One Thinks of Lumber: Putting Forest Products Careers on the Radar of the Next Generation

Just as people like us essentially only think of lumber during our careers, there are many talented people out there in other industries who simply… don’t.

WWPA Joins the eBook Revolution

In April 2018, WWPA launched the Western Lumber Grading Rules eBook for Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks. The eBook can be downloaded onto a smartphone using the Kindle Reader Phone App or a computer using the Kindle Reader Desktop App.

Happy New Year

Best wishes for a happy New Year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success! Happy 2019!

Be on the Lookout for Combustible Dust Hazards

The wood particulates generated through most wood processing operations are a known combustible dust and are recognized as such by OSHA.

Makita Sponsors Snocross

Makita USA, La Mirada, Ca., has been named the Official Power Tool of snocross’ International Series of Champions. 

Dealer Profile: Russell Do it Center of Alabama

Russell Lands Inc. is a land development outfit in Alabama, which owns six home centers and three building supply locations across the state.

Competitor Buying Elkay Cabinetry

ACProducts, Inc., The Colony, Tx., has agreed to acquire 98-year-old cabinetry manufacturer Elkay Wood Products Co., Oak Brook, Il.

Detroit Area Millwork Suppliers Join Forces

Washtenaw Door & Trim has been “the go-to place for custom doors, moulding, stairs and hardware” for the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1974.

New Website for NELMA

NELMA.org: Your Updated, Accessible, and Complete Wood Information Resource