Eliminate Financial Guesswork when Choosing to Lease or Buy a Fleet Vehicle

The challenge most contracting companies face is ensuring these decisions are based on financial and operational facts rather than being clouded by unanswered theoretical questions.

Follow These Rules of the Road to Become a Shipper/Customer of “Choice”

There’s a long list of incentives that can be used for leverage when companies jockey for a favored relationship with carriers, but those that want a better shot at moving to the front of the line will want to focus on the following elements

D-Blaze Certified for 2-Hour Wall Assembly

Design No. V335, available at UL’s Online Certifications Directory, will allow architects and specifiers to design FRTW walls with brick, stucco, fiber cement, and other approved UL exterior facings.

Barrette Enters Decking with DuraLife Acquisition

The DuraLife brand will remain unchanged and will continue to operate out of its existing facility in Biddeford, originally known as CorrectDeck.

Selling Gratefully

Study after study shows that grateful people outperform ungrateful, or cynical ones. They’re more successful. They’re happier. They persevere more. 


What do you get when you plant a lumber company named Lacrosse (a town on Wisconsin’s bank of the Mississippi) into a community called Louisiana?

CertainTeed Buys Hunter Douglas’ North American Ceilings Business

CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., has agreed to purchase Hunter Douglas’ North American ceilings business.

Softwood Lumber Board Upping Its Game

The Softwood Lumber Board is embarking on an ambitious new initiative to establish softwood lumber as the preferred choice for the built environment by 2024.

Masonite Purchases Wood Door Makers

Masonite International, Tampa, Fl., has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of the wood door companies of AADG, Inc., part of ASSA ABLOY, which includes the brands Graham Manufacturing Corp. and The Maiman Co.

Hammond Buys EBS’s 10 Lumberyards

Hammond Lumber Co., Belgrade, Mt., is increasing to 21 locations and 800 employees with its purchase of 10-unit EBS Building Supplies, Ellworth, Me.

Kubota Expanding Dallas Area Operations

The newly acquired property, Kubota Ranch, will strengthen the company’s roots in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region and allow it to bring its dealers closer to its headquarters for previews of new Kubota products.

UFP Completes NACC Acquisition

Universal Forest Products has completed its acquisition of North American Container Corp., Marietta, Ga.

The Rise of Primed Fingerjointed Trim

Exterior trim is often overlooked as an essential point for curb appeal when building or remodeling.

National Gypsum to Reopen Wilmington Gypsum Board Plant

By the end of the year, National Gypsum Co. will reopen its Wilmington, N.C., gypsum plant, which was idled in 2009

New SYP Mill Coming to Texas

Angelina Forest Products, Lufkin, Tx., will build a $100-million sawmill in Lufkin.

Different Means to Positive Ends: Business Decisions with Positive Environmental Impacts

We’re constantly hearing false stories about the work we do and the products we produce. But interestingly, and perhaps optimistically, it typically takes just one good chat to help a dissenter understand that those of us in the forest products industry rely on the renewability of our product, the accessibility of clean fuel, and the protection of our forests. Two NAWLA member companies are making purposeful, tangible strides toward environmental stewardship—by making smart business decisions.