Raise Your Margins with Value-Added Treated Wood

All pressure treated lumber is not equal. Beyond preservative type and retention level, wood preserving companies are increasingly adding “extras” to their treatments to make their products more durable and more attractive.

200 Years of Redwood

Archeology tells us that the human species made use of wood even prior to homo sapiens. The oldest recorded wood tool is a spear made of yew dating back 400,000 years. Our use of wood has dramatically expanded despite mankind’s transition to urban existence.

Southern Cypress Putting in Work in Home Offices

Say what you will about the ongoing pandemic, but valuable lessons have been learned. First, the wood industry is essential business. Second, working from home is no longer a pipe dream for many in the American workforce.

Don’t Forget Fencing: Stocking Strategies for Growing Profit Margins

Against the backdrop of today’s fickle economic landscape, one thing holds true: Americans are spending more time and money than ever before commissioning building professionals to create design-centric outdoor living spaces.

Exterior Product Trends for 2021: How is COVID-19 shifting preferences?

When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold last spring, many builders, dealers, and manufacturers faced enormous uncertainties about whether they would be able to work and whether it would grind housing construction to a halt.

Developing Southern Pine Market through COVID-19

Fully embracing the virtual event trend, SFPA is working to keep members engaged as the association navigates through this unpredictable time.

Stora Enso OK’ed to Sell CLT into US

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels to the U.S. in accordance to the International Building Code and certified in compliance with the North American CLT standard ANSI/APA PRG 320-2019, Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber.

Protecting Wood Construction Against Fires Takes More than Surface Coatings

Record wildfires in the West have spurred increased interest in protecting structures against fire. Many believe the solution is to apply something to the wood in a structure to keep it from burning. The reality of effectively protecting wood against fire, however, is far more complicated.

Austrian Firm Buys Idled Florida Mill

Austria-based Binderholz Group purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, Live Oak, Fl., during an Aug. 21 auction. The company outbid Mercer Inc. and Mayr Melnhof Holz with its $61 million offer. The deal is set to close in early October.

OSB Surges

After bracing for the worst when the pandemic hit, the OSB industry has come roaring back to life during the summer, as supply heats up, producers scramble to restart idled operations, and prices experience record week-to-week jumps.