This week's industry news:

  • Kuiken Brothers, Fair Lawn, N.J., was awarded the Millard Fuller Award by the Paterson, N.J., chapter of Habit for Humanity for its work as a supplier of construction materials and volunteers since 1984.
  • Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance president and CEO John Smith was selected by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation and Fireman’s Hall Museum to be inducted as an honorary chief in the Union Fire Company.
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s board of directors chose Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company president Mike Salsieder as its 2013-2014 chairman.
  • Virginia Forest Products Association president Randy Bush and West Virginia Forestry Association executive director Dick Waybright are planning to retire this spring.
  • APA-The Engineered Wood Association’s technical services director, Dr. Borjen "BJ" Yeh, P.E., received ASTM International's Award of Merit—the 16th time in 64 years that a wood committee member has received the award.
  • CertainTeed Corporation’s Peachtree City, Ga., roofing plant received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification. 
  • Stone-wool insulation maker ROXUL launched RSPEC, an online tool to improve architects’ and specifiers’ access to product specs and other information.
  • Georgia-Pacific announced last week that it will invest $400 million in its lumber and plywood production facilities, the Atlanta Business Chroniclereports.
  • Fortress Railing Products is partnering with distributors California Cascade Industries and Huttig in the northern California market.
  • Sherwood Lumber hired the former staff and trader group of Talon Forest, led by John Percin and Rob Turk, doubling the size of the company’s presence in the Portland, Ore., market.

Read more: this week's openings and closures and new products.