March 1, 2012

Boise, Idaho-based Boise posted fourth-quarter sales of $600.4 million, up 14.6% from $524.1 million in the same quarter of 2010.

"The past year was our most successful year since our inception four years ago," said Alexander Toeldte, president and CEO of Boise. "Our EBITDA excluding special items was a record $340 million, we generated $121 million in free cash flow, and returned $169 million of capital to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends."

February 15, 2012

Building products manufacturer Owens Corning reported net sales of $5.3 billion for fiscal year 2011, a 7% increase from net sales of $5.0 billion in 2010.

Net earnings for the year were $276 million, compared with net earnings of $933 million in 2010.

December 21, 2011

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Manufacturing Co. subsidiary Simpson Strong-Tie agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of North Carolina-based Automatic Stamping.

The price tag was an aggregate of $41.4 million, plus the value at closing of inventory and accounts receivable.      

December 6, 2011

Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro Co. posted record sales in 2011, including a 5.8% sales gain in the company's residential segment. 

“Fiscal 2011 was a very good year for the Toro Co., delivering record revenues and earnings per share,” said Michael Hoffman, Toro’s chairman and CEO.

For the year, the company's total earnings were up 26.3% to $117.7 million, and net sales were up 11.5% to $1.884 billion. In the fourth quarter, net earnings increased from $3.2 million to $5 million, as net sales increased 9.1% to $337.3 million.

October 13, 2011

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products posted third-quarter net earnings of $5.6 million, up from net earnings of $2.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Net sales of $468.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 were down 2.4% from net sales of $480.6 million for the same period of last year.

July 28, 2011

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Manufacturing Co. reported second-quarter net sales increased 7.4% to $177.8 million, up from $165.6 million in the same quarter last year. 

Net income was $19.5 million, up from $6.7 million in the same quarter last year. 

Sales increased in the United States, with increases in California and the western, midwestern and southeastern regions, as compared with the second quarter of 2010. Sales in the northeastern region decreased slightly.

June 7, 2011

Milwaukee, Wis.-based A. O. Smith announced that Daniel Kempken has been named VP and controller.

In his new position, Kempken will oversee the accounting, financial planning, internal audit and risk management functions for the global manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment.

May 5, 2011

Boise Cascade Holdings has announced a $19.0 million net loss for its first fiscal quarter, which ended March 31. BC Holdings' building products subsidiary, Boise Cascade L.L.C., reported a first-quarter loss of $5.6 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), which included $2.6 million of charges related to the curtailment of a production facility and noncash asset write-downs. Boise Cascade reported EBITDA losses of $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2010.

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