February 21, 2013

There is no shortage of deck materials that promise a combination of "real-wood beauty" and "durability." One of the latest entrants offers a twist on the story — it really is wood, but "it's something better," said Jim Flickinger, marketing development manager for Perennial Wood. "It's modified wood."

July 2, 2012

An executive from Eastman Chemical discussed a test of a new treated wood product  at Lowe’s in its northeastern stores this month. Speaking at the JP Morgan Diversified Industries conference on June 5, senior VP and CFO Curt Espeland told analysts that Perennial Wood, a treated (also described as “modified”) wood product launched at the Builders' Show, was being made available at 50 Lowe’s stores that same day. The product is also being sold through independent lumberyards.