St.-Gobain Purchases Kaycan

Saint-Gobain completed the acquisition of siding manufacturer/distributor Kaycan.

Spahn & Rose Adds Again in Georgia

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has agreed to acquire 75-year-old Still Lumber, Conyers, Ga.

Green Building Forecast to Double Globally

The worldwide green building materials market should nearly double over the next five years, reaching $523.7 billion by 2027, according to recent analysis by Future Market Insights, Inc. The climb would represent 11.06% annual growth from 2021’s $280.5 billion—a rate expected to continue through 2032. 

Mass Timber Strap

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the MTWS mass timber washer strap as a versatile, off-the-shelf, load-tested option for a variety of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panel-to-panel and panel-to-steel connections in mass timber construction.

US LBM Acquires Miami Truss Supplier

US LBM has acquired Deco Truss, primarily a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor trusses to customers in South Florida and the Caribbean.


Westlake Ace Hardware has signed a lease agreement to open a new store in Pleasant Hill, Ca., at the former site of Bill’s Ace Hardware. It will be Westlake’s 13th location in California.

BIP Forms New California Lumber Chain

Building Industry Partners has launched a new lumber and building materials platform, West Coast Lumber, now operating four locations throughout Southern and Central California. 

Viewrail Buying Simmons Stairways

Viewrail, Goshen, In., has agreed to acquire stairway manufacturer Simmons Stairways, San Jose, Ca.

Premium Composite Decking

Trex Co. is expanding its premium Transcend decking line with the introduction of Trex Transcend Lineage, boasting refined aesthetics, trend-forward colors, and enhanced performance features.

Neiman Makes Cuts at Black Hills Mills

Citing insufficient timber supply, Neiman Enterprises has cut back hours at both of its Black Hills sawmills—eliminating a shift in Hulett, Wy., and trimming hours in Spearfish, S.D.

Olsen on Sales: “Yes” or “No” vs. “I’ll let you know”

The number one fear of most salespeople is of being too pushy. This leads many salespeople to bend over backwards reducing their “sales calls” (if I could find bigger quotation marks, I’d use them) to a presentation of product while waiting for their potential customers to grant them something, whether it be an answer to a question, a returned phone call or maybe just maybe an order.

Western Forest Products Acquiring Calvert

A newly-formed Mass Timber subsidiary of Western Forest Products, Vancouver, B.C., has agreed to buy certain assets of glulam manufacturer Calvert Co., Vancouver, Wa., for $12 million, including $2.5 million in inventory.