It’s Smarter Innovation: the Fortress Total Solution

We see you. You are the maverick on the front line, working hard to bring your customer’s decking project to life. You’re breaking out of boxes to solve design problems and scouring the marketplace to ensure the use of resilient, refined outdoor products. It’s a responsibility you take seriously.

Sure Drive’s Mantis Installation Video

Sure Drive USA manufacturers a wide variety of deck fastening solutions. The company's hidden deck fastener line includes The Mantis Clip for grooved boards, voted as the easiest hidden deck fastener to install.

Olsen on Sales: Caring & Curious vs. Needy & Greedy

I often hear journeymen salespeople say, “I can’t believe she says that kind of thing to her customers! I could never talk to my customers like that.” If you listen to Master Sellers talk to their customers, you'll be amazed at how hard they push and the statements they get away with.

Versatile Level

Klein Tools’ new Laser Line Bubble Level functions as both a torpedo level and a laser level, with a v-groove and strong magnetic base.

Connectors for Mass Timber

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a comprehensive offering of code-approved connectors and fasteners to serve the growing North American mass timber construction market.

Composite Fascia Board Screw

Sure Drive USA has launched a new composite fascia board screw that installs without the need for an expensive countersink bit.

How to Leverage Online Tools to Sell More Treated Wood

Here are a few tips to help dealers sell more pressure treated wood by using online tools.

Ode to Lumber

My humble beginnings in the wood industry took root decades ago, sprouting a brief but meaningful and deeply gratifying career. After a bit of a hiatus, I found myself coming full circle, back to the work I love most.

Stainless Bar Railing

AGS Stainless has unveiled a stainless steel bar railing system that ships within 48 hours and installs with minimal field modification.