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August 1, 2012

Seattle, Wash.-based Dunn Lumber is now stocking a full line of Maze Nails, distributed by International Wood Products in all 10 Dunn stores.  

Maze Nails, based in Peru, Ill., is the largest manufacturer of specialty nails in the United States. Offerings include a full line of double hot dipped galvanized and stainless steel nails for fiber cement siding, decking, fencing, cedar shingles and shakes, cedar siding, post frame building, PVC trim products and other building applications. 

 

June 29, 2012

The new Non-Penetrating LCD Moisture Meter with Tricolor Bar Graph from General Tools & Instruments offers professionals and DIYers a powerful and affordable tool, according to the New York City-based manufacturer.

The MMD7NP measures the moisture content of hardwood, softwood, drywall, masonry or concrete. It can also detect moisture below the surface of carpets and subflooring; and locating water leaks above ceilings, below floors or behind walls. 

June 10, 2012

For about two years, the story at Stanley Black & Decker was never too far removed from the single word: “integration.” The merger of two tool giants was a natural topic for analysts, observers and customers.

During a product demonstration and media day in New York City this month, the story began to change back to another word: “innovation.” The company, as it unveiled dozens of new products at a New York City event this month, says it is beginning to gel across Stanley, Black & Decker, Bostitch, DeWalt and Porter Cable.

June 6, 2012

A jury in San Bernardino Superior Court has awarded a contractor $2.5 million in a product liability lawsuit against tool manufacturer Hitachi.

Martin Oliver, a journeyman carpenter with 40 years of experience, was severely injured when the nail gun he was using, a Hitachi NR83A, discharged a nail into his head, penetrating his brain and leaving him permanently disabled.

May 11, 2012

Edison, N.J.-based Starborn Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fastening products, introduced Deckfast Metal for the fast-growing market of steel joist deck framing systems.

The company said more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures when creating decks. Deckfast Metal is a fastener that can be used to attach every type of decking -- PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood -- to steel and aluminum substructures.

April 27, 2012

New products from the 2012 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas had a tremendous variety of end users in mind. Here’s a small sample. 

April 26, 2012

Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products introduced new architectural moulding styles for ornate, classic or historic designs.

With the addition of a group of four new creative moulding profiles, AZEK Mouldings now includes 25 distinct moulding profiles that endure weather or assist in water management. The new styles are: 

April 18, 2012

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products and Sherwood Lumber Co. have announced a new distribution agreement involving GP's full line of engineered wood products (EWP). The two companies have finalized terms that will provide for Sherwood Lumber to supply its dealers with a complete line of Georgia-Pacific engineered wood products, including Wood I Beam joists, GP Lam laminated veneer lumber (LVL), FiberStrong rim board and laminated beams.

April 6, 2012

National Nail Corp. is expanding its CAMO brand to include CAMO Exterior Screws comprised of Premium Deck, Structural, Composite/Capstock and Stainless screws.

“From the beginning, our plan has been to offer the market a complete line of deck fasteners from a brand the industry identifies with,” said Scott Baker, President and CEO at National Nail Corp. “The expansion of our industry leading CAMO Fasteners brand to include one of the most complete offerings of deck fasteners is consistent with this plan.” 

February 9, 2012

Building Industry Partners, a private equity investment firm focused in the U.S. building products industry, has sponsored a newly formed entity, United Cabinet Holdings, to invest in and/or acquire niche-leading North American regional kitchen and bath cabinetry manufacturers. Partners in the firm, whose chairman is Matt Ogden, are longtime kitchen and bath cabinet industry veterans Terry Dickey and Michael Arnaud.

November 15, 2011

Archbold, Ohio-based WoodTrac Ceiling System by Sauder is promoting environmental standards, including recent energy conservation measures, mandating material recycling and air quality preservation. In addition to product production guidelines, the WoodTrac product features a unique “green” design that saves raw materials. 

According to Sauder Woodworking, more than 90% of the WoodTrac Ceiling product and packaging is made from recycled material.

November 4, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 4, 2011

October 31, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 28, 2011

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

Crow's Market Recap -- A condensed recap of the market conditions for the major North American softwood lumber and panel products as reported in Crow's Weekly Market Report.

October 26, 2011

Stanley Black & Decker has made a $350,000 tool donation to the Joplin, Mo., rebuilding efforts. The tools, which are being used on the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Joplin project, include Stanley, Bostitch, DeWalt, Porter-Cable and more. Following this project, the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri will gather, inventory and distribute the tools to the building trades classes at Franklin Technology Center and other area technical schools that lost their tools in the May 22 storm.

October 5, 2011

New York City -- Kyle Dancho, Stanley Black & Decker's president of Hand Tools and Fastening, described product successes and economic challenges during a media briefing here at the Westin Hotel in Manhattan.

Despite the economic doldrums that has decimated the ranks of construction workers -- a key target for the company's products -- Dancho said Stanley is growing. Innovation drives success in hand tools, particularly, he added. 

October 3, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 30, 2011

October 3, 2011

Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose announced a new online American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Program course titled, Micronized Technology for Pressure Treated Wood. 

The course for design professionals familiarizes them with wood as a sustainable building material, the pressure treating process, environmental certifications and other benefits of micronized copper pressure treated wood products, according to Osmose. 

September 19, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 16, 2011

September 8, 2011

Brick, N.J.-based Manasquan Premium Fasteners, a provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, has expanded its inventory with product offerings from Starborn Industries and Simpson Strong-Tie, as well as the addition of six lobe star drive stainless steel screws for wood and composites.

September 8, 2011

Medina, Minn.-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware introduced two new products designed to turn dust control into an efficient, multiple-line dust collection system.

August 31, 2011

Home Channel News editors have assembled here a collection of the innovative, the colorful and the resourceful. From self-sufficient plants and key-hiding rocks to paintbrush-replacing gloves and multi-bit screwdrivers, there is certainly something here for the gadget lover in all of us.

June 24, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for June 24, 2011

June 10, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for June 10, 2011

June 7, 2011

From hand tools to home security, the following new products represent companies that brought home the hardware during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The eight products collected here reflect the diversity of the 32 Golden Hammer vendor companies, and the innovation of the winners.

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