July 19, 2012

Johnson Lumber Co., a sawmill in Denmark, N.Y., saw an opportunity during the construction downturn to offer a unique product.

July 19, 2012

RepairClinic.com, an online supplier of replacement parts for appliances and outdoor power equipment, has identified the top three most dangerous home appliances, along with tips on how to avoid injuries.

July 19, 2012

Cali Bamboo, a leading manufacturer of green building materials made primarily from bamboo, is now offering composite decking made from bamboo and recycled plastic.

February 29, 2012

Trex Co., a manufacturer of composite decking and railing, reported net sales of $51.5 million for its fourth quarter, a 31.6% decrease over sales of $75.3 million for the same quarter of 2010. 

During the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2011, the company reported a net loss of $18.3 million, compared to a net loss of $0.5 million, for the fourth quarter of 2010. During the 2011 period, the Trex increased its warranty reserve by $10 million for decking material manufactured at its Nevada plant prior to mid-2006. Excluding that charge, the net loss was $8.3 million.

February 20, 2012

Emotions are running high over the building materials to be used to replace Coney Island, N.Y.'s famous boardwalk, according to an article in the New York Times.

While community members clamor for wood to be used to repair stretches of the 2.7 mil boardwalk, authorities are suggesting easier-to-maintain non-wood alternatives.

February 17, 2012

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools introduced three new Hyde glass scrapers with a new look and new functionality.

The high end of these offerings is a retractable, soft-grip glass scraper with built-in storage for removing coatings, paint and stickers from glass, mirrors or windshields. The rubberized body provides a safe, comfortable grip. Tucked into the tool is convenient storage for up to five razor blades.

Two additional scrapers being introduced also feature blade storage. These include: