April 25, 2012

New Jersey pro dealer Madison Township Lumber & Supply Co. passed the half-century mark this year. 

Serving the entire Garen State, the single-unit location in Matawan, N.J., was founded in 1962 by Anthony J. Martorana Sr., who remains as CEO of the family business. His wife, Louise Ann, is CFO and son Anthony Jr. serves as VP sales and operations.

The dealer distributes BlueLinx I Joist and Billet Beams, hardware, lumber, millwork, Silver Line Windows and Benjamin Moore Paint. 

March 17, 2011

Companies that specialize in retrofitting homes in California against earthquake damage are reporting a surge in business following the Japan earthquake, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. 

Firms interviewed by the newspaper said they are receiving a threefold increase in phone calls, particularly in Southern California, where the Northridge earthquake caused 60 deaths and 5,000 injuries in 1994. 

March 7, 2011

The Unified Hardwood Promotion (UHP), a newly formed coalition of hardwood industry executives, has launched a campaign to create awareness and promote the use of American hardwoods for home and building products. 

“This unique effort combines the best practices of more than 20 hardwood trade associations and leading product manufacturers who have come together with the common goal of inspiring increased usage of American hardwoods in products from cabinetry to furniture to flooring,” said Terry Brennan of Baillie Lumber, chairman of the UHP.  

February 24, 2011

Cikel America introduced the Statesman Collection of 100% FSC-certified exotic Brazilian solid hardwood flooring to the United States market.

Cikel describes the product as harder than maple and more versatile than oak flooring. Cikel America’s Statesman Collection of solid, exotic hardwood is offered in two species of Brazilian Hard Birch and Brazilian Cherry Light in five different colors designed for American architects, designers, builders and private homeowners. 

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