Get Up to Speed on Latest Trends in Tools & Hardware

After nearly a decade of struggling to add able bodies to the workforce, employers filled 61,000 new jobs in February—the biggest monthly increase in 11 years, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Strong-Performing Nailers   

National Nail upgraded its 18 gauge Stinger Cap Stapler with an enhanced design that improves performance with easier loading, longer tool life, and tool-free adjustable exhaust.

Composites Get Cool and Cooler

Wood-plastic composites are increasingly becoming a popular option for homeowners and builders who are looking for an alternative to traditional wood decking. This is largely due to manufacturing advances related to beauty and performance.

Healing Broken Posts 

The system uses the original post and restores it back to its former façade, without the hassle of removing or digging up existing posts.

Purple Gypsum  

National Gypsum is offering building owners, contractors and homeowners a solution to improve sound heard between rooms without the need for disruptive demolition.

Spring Hues for Decking

AZEK Building Products’ three new deck colors have a realistic, wood-like appearance, including diverse color palettes, realistic grain textures and superior durability.

Freres – Mass Timber Booth Assembly

Freres Lumber of Oregon constructed an amazing display out of its Mass Plywood Panels at the recent Mass Timber Conference.

Hassle-Free Trimboards

Peel ‘n Neat by Versatex is a new packaging option designed to keep PVC trim boards clean during transport, storage and installation.

Fiberglass Shingles

The course shingle is a solution to roofing contractors’ needs for an easy-to-install starter strip prior to shingle application.