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Atlas Engineered Products Continues Canadian Expansion

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:05

Atlas Engineered Products, a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, is pleased to announce an important expansion initiative in Northern Alberta.

CMs Work Hard, Play Hard, to Advance Components

Mon, 2018-03-12 11:54

SBCA’s meeting in Tampa, Florida last week was a perfect illustration of how to work hard and play hard. These quarterly gatherings are all about building relationships and finding solutions to the industry’s biggest problems.  They’re also all about having a little fun.

MiTek Releases 2018 Online Product Catalog with Fastener Guide

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:40

?MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Hurricane Prompts 84 Lumber to Open Florida Location

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:32

84 Lumber has opened a new location in Florida in response to a growing need for lumber and building materials after the devastating effects of last year's Hurricane Irma.

Katerra Outlines Major Expansion Plans in 2018

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:29

By this time next year, Katerra—a technology startup whose end-to-end business model combines prefabrication, architectural, and construction services primarily for multifamily housing—expects to have six manufacturing plants up and running, including its first mass timber factory.

Foxworth-Galbraith Buys Roswell Lumber’s NM Operations

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:19

Foxworth-Galbraith announced today it is acquiring Roswell Lumber's Builders Stores of New Mexico division. The transaction basically brings the Builders Do it Center store in Roswell, N.M., into the FoxGal family. 

Video: Administration Explains Reasons Behind Steel Tariffs

Mon, 2018-03-05 12:12

President Trump is anticipated to slap new tariffs on aluminum and steel later this week, or early next week. Some are wondering, will these be applied to everyone?

Infographic: Softwood Lumber Board Touts Success

Mon, 2018-03-05 11:56

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) recently published this infographic to illustrate the extensive marketing efforts the SLB has undertaken on behalf of North American softwood lumber producers. 

Rex Lumber Investing $110M to Build Alabama Mill

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:46

Rex Lumber Co. plans to build a state-of-the-art lumber manufacturing facility in Pike County, AL creating more than 110 jobs and providing a significant economic boost to the region’s forest products industry.

Tolko Announces Partnership to Build Mill in Louisiana

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:29

Hunt Forest Products, a manufacturer and seller of Southern Yellow Pine plywood, veneer, and hardwood lumber, will team up with Tolko Industries, a Canadian specialty forest products firm, to build a $115 million state-of-the-art lumber mill in Louisiana.

BMC Purchases Delaware’s Shone Lumber

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:25

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of diversified lumber and building materials and solutions to new construction builders and professional remodelers in the U.S., announced today that it will acquire the business of W.E. Shone Co., the leading supplier of building materials in Delaware. 

BFS Appoints East & West COO Positions

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:07

On February 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of Builders FirstSource, Inc. appointed Scott L. Robins as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer – West. The Board also designated Morris Tolly, the Company’s current Senior Vice President – Operations, as Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer – East.

Opinion: What Could Make This Lumber Market Go Higher?

Thu, 2018-03-01 14:14

The following is a perspective submitted to us by Matt Layman, publisher of Layman’s Lumber Guide. Matt has been publishing a lumber report since 1984 and regularly provides his expert analysis to SBCA chapters and individual members.

Trump Pursues 25% Duties on Foreign Sources of Steel

Thu, 2018-03-01 13:44

The following analysis is in reaction to the President Trump’s announcement he will pursue a 25 percent tariff on foreign sources of steel and 10 percent on foreign sources of aluminum.

Is Canadian Ownership of U.S. Lumber Mills Impacting the Market?

Thu, 2018-03-01 13:34

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.

Why Does the Supply Chain Take all the Margin Risk?

Thu, 2018-03-01 13:30

Recent analysis by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) argues the issues like lumber price volatility are having a real impact on the affordability of homes.

Paslode's New 18-Gauge Cordless Li-Ion Brad Nailing System

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:29

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.

Can Canadians Owning U.S. Lumber Mills Influence Random Lengths?

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:14

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.