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Mar. 25

  • A worker at window manufacturer MI Windows and Doors’ Hegins, Pa.-facility tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Lowe’s is committing $25 million to support the emerging needs of its associates, customers, and communities.
  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has designated LBM suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors as essential businesses. Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland made similar designations.
  • A Hampton Lumber employee in Tillamook, Ore., tested for coronavirus last week has received negative results.
  • Interfor, West Fraser, and Western Forest announced major output curtailments due to COVID-19. Interfor will cut lumber production in British Columbia, the Pacific northwest, and the southern U.S. by 35 million board feet per week for two weeks. West Fraser will lower production at all sawmills in western Canada and the southern U.S. and Western Forest will shut down all manufacturing operations for one week.

Mar. 23

  • Fortress Building Products has been award its latest patent for a mounting system for its Fe²⁶, Fe²⁶ Plus, Al¹³ and Al¹³ HOME™ railing systems.
  • Busy Beaver hardware and home improvement stores are open and operating at revised hours across the chain’s stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  • The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada is cancelling its June 4-7 national convention.
  • IKEA is temporarily closing all 50 of its locations in the United States in response to the coronavirus.
  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a mandatory shutdown order for many construction businesses in the state. Specialty contractors, residential construction building firms, nonresidential construction building firms, wood product manufacturing firms, and lumber and other construction wholesale merchant wholesalers in the state have been ordered to close. Building material and supply dealers, however, have been deemed essential and are allowed to remain open.
  • Interfor is curtailing its lumber production in the Pacific northwest and the U.S. south by 35 million board feet per week, or about 60% of capacity, for the next two weeks.
  • West Fraser is curtailing lumber production in the U.S. south by 15 million board feet per week, or 24% of capacity.
  • The Department of Homeland Security determined the LBM industry to be critical in its Memorandum of Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response.

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Mar. 9

  • Weyerhaeuser has temporarily closed its headquarters in Seattle, Wash., over concerns of the spreading coronavirus.
  • BlueLinx Holdings completed a sale-leaseback transaction for its distribution facility in Elkhart, Ind.
  • Palmer-Donavin is expanding its relationship with Allura USA by stocking ColorMax prefinished siding in all five of its building product distribution centers.
  • Composite decking and railing manufacturer DuraLife launched the DuraLife Custom Length Program, offering custom length boards for all DuraLife decking and dock profiles and colors.
  • The 2020 Ace Hardware Spring Convention has been cancelled amid concerns of coronavirus.

Mar. 4

  • Maibec acquired Louisiana Pacific’s East River facility located in Nova Scotia, Canada, along with assets and brand rights for CanExel, the fiber-based siding product manufactured at the facility.
  • Do It Best Corp. launched the Do It Best Foundation to distribute grants to organizations that align with its giving pillars and generate the biggest impact in their communities.
  • Oldcastle APG acquired dry mix manufacturer US Mix.
  • Boise Cascade will distribute DuraLife Decking and Railing products in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Envision Building Product’s Distinction, Inspiration, and Expression decking collections are code approved for use as cladding.
  • RapidMaterials, an e-commerce company specializing in tools and materials for the construction industry, launched its new website.

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Feb. 19

  • LP Building Solutions is sponsoring the upcoming season of HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and donated five different products to the show.
  • PGT Innovations is celebrating its 40-year business anniversary.

Feb. 17

Feb. 12

  • Sherwin-Williams is planning to build a new global headquarters and a research and development center in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The AZEK Company filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to a proposed initial public offering.

Feb. 10

Feb. 5

  • BlueLinx Holdings completed the sale-leaseback of nine properties for aggregate net cash proceeds of $34 million. Article
  • Conifex Timber closed its previously announced transaction with an affiliate of Resolute Forest Products for the sale of its El Dorado, Ark.; Cross City, Ark.; and Glenwood, Ark.; sawmills.
  • The AZEK Company completed the acquisition of Return Polymers. Story
  • SRS Distribution launched Roof Hub Desktop, the web-based extension of the Roof Hub mobile application. Article
  • U.S. Lumber is now offering TruExterior Siding & Trim from Boral Building Products, expanding its existing footprint for the product lines by six locations. Story
  • TAMKO Building Products is launching a collection of online resources to better educate homeowners, including a series of webpages highlighting the brand’s shingle colors, a section of the TAMKO website with articles and resources.

Feb. 3

Jan. 29

  • CertainTeed will close its gypsum manufacturing plant in Cody, Wyo., in April. The company is currently working to sell the facility.
  • Door hardware and security brand Schlage is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
  • Caeserstone launched Masters of Stone, a health and safety program for fabricators and their employees
  • Country music star Luke Bryan partnered with Cornerstone Building Brands as the 2020 Home for Good project ambassador.
  • Conner Industries will open a new manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Okla., in February.

Jan. 27

  • GPS Insight, a provider of fleet software for organizations with vehicles, trailers, and other mobile assets, acquired Chicago-based ServiceBridge, a field service management software company.
  • Simpson Strong-Tie announced the resolution of a patent dispute with the Ipe Clip Fastener Company related to the Simpson Strong-Tie EB-TY Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System.
  • Milwaukee Tool is expanding its United States footprint with a vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wis. The plant is expected to break ground in April.

Jan. 22

  • Built Technologies completed its acquisition of, a leading provider of lien waiver management and payment solutions for commercial and residential construction.

Jan. 20

  • Beacon Roofing Supply announced its 40 brands across the U.S. and Canada that sell exterior products will be named Beacon Building Products.
  • Hope’s Windows’ Jamestown175 Series hurricane pivot doors have passed stringent wind tests and are certified for use within hurricane and impact zones. The doors adhere to Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code, and High Velocity Hurricane Zone standards.
  • Chelsea Building Products partnered with Dealers Choice, for three of its Georgia locations for the full line and all colors offered in both Everlast Lap Siding and Everlast Board & Batten.
  • Bliffert Lumber & Hardware debuted a pink delivery truck to support Susan G. Komen Wisconsin. The company will donate 20 cents for every mile driven by the pink truck in 2020.

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Jan. 13

  • ABC Supply partnered with “Military Makeover,” a TV show that provides free home remodels to deserving veterans and their families. The company was heavily involved in the renovation of U.S. Navy veteran Chris Hixon’s family’s home.
  • Huber Engineered Woods plans to establish operations in Dillon County, S.C.
  • Huber Engineered Woods achieved a negotiated settlement with RoyOMartin and Corrigan OSB in its patent infringement lawsuit. As part of the settlement, RoyOMartin has agreed to suspend sales of its Eclipse Weather Resistant Barrier products.
  • Tractor Supply entered a partnership with Microsoft to support the technology architecture and modernization for the company’s ecommerce website and enterprise analytics platform.
  • Boise Cascade opened a new Therma-Tru door shop in the North Texas market.

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