April 15, 2015

Universal Forest Products had considerable movement to report in the first quarter, with sales increases in each of its three markets.

February 18, 2015

"Although 2014 started slow, we were able to finish strong with double-digit growth in both sales and profits,” said CEO Matthew Missad.

October 16, 2014

Universal Forest Products had a fairly solid growth quarter in the third quarter, with sizeable gains in both earnings and sales.

Net sales were up in all three of its markets to a total of $713.5 million, up 9.5% over last year's third quarter.

Net earnings were up 36.5% to $20.5 million for the three-month period.

August 14, 2014

Universal Forest Products has a winner in its 2014 ProWood Desperate Deck Contest, a giveaway that promised a new custom-built deck to the person with the best "desperate deck" story.

Amy Spoonhower of Gordonsville, Virginia made the most compelling case. Together with her fiance, Spoonhower bought a moldy, leaky foreclosed house and worked on the fixer-upper for four years to restore it. However, the couple ran out of energy and money before they had a chance to touch up the decks, which were in a dismal state of disrepair.

August 11, 2014

Monday's stock performance continued on its high note from Friday, with Central Garden & Pet (CENT), Universal Forest Products (UFPI) and LP (LPX) getting the strongest headwinds.

July 17, 2014

A more stable lumber market boosted the second-quarter performance of Universal Forest Products, even as the company was forced to pay higher duties for Chinese nails. 

Universal reported second-quarter net earnings of $21.8 million, up 38.1% over net earnings of $15.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. Net sales were $773 million, up 4.6% from $738 million in the same quarter last year.

July 2, 2014

Universal Forest Products promoted two company veterans to new leadership roles in its eastern division: Patrick Benton and Jonathan West have been promoted to the new roles of executive VP of the North and South, respectively. The appointments are effective immediately.

The move is intended to bolster leadership and foster continued growth and success of UFP Eastern Division, a busy and growing territory that includes operations primarily east of the Mississippi River, the company said.

June 5, 2014

Universal Forest Products (UFPI) stormed ahead on Thursday, gaining 3.49%. The rest of the industry didn't fare too poorly either.

April 15, 2014

The ProWood treated lumber brand from Universal Forest Products is offering some lucky home owner a chance to win a $20,000 deck makeover through its Desperate Deck Contest.

ProWood is asking homeowners to send pictures of dilapidated decks to its Facebook.com/ProWood page. The contest runs through July 14, with the winning – or most desperate -- entry selected in late July.

April 3, 2014

Just days after buying an interest in a Texas sawmill operator, Universal Forest Products has made another acquisition, this one in North Carolina.

UFPI announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased assets of High Level Components, a building component manufacturer based in Locust, N.C. The deal closed March 31.

April 1, 2014

A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products has purchased a 50% ownership interest in Upshur Forest Products, which owns sawmill operations in Gilmer, Texas.

According to a statement released by UFPI Monday, the acquisition will help expand the company's footprint in East Texas and western Louisiana, supplying raw material to nearby UFPI affiliates and to new industrial operations that will be established at one of the mill locations.

March 18, 2014

MoistureShield, the Springdale, Ark.-based composite decking manufacturer, has expanded its presence in the Sunbelt and West Coast regions by adding 12 new distribution locations to its network.

Among the new distributors are Huttig Building Products in Phoenix, Nashville, and Jackson, Miss.; BlueLinx in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; Universal Forest Products in Thornton and Riverside, Calif.; and Intermountain Supply in Spokane, Wash.

March 18, 2014

A subsidiary of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products acquired Container Systems, a manufacturer of crates and containers for industrial applications and the moving-and-storage industry, located in Franklinton, N.C. 

CSI produces a full line of moving and storage crates, specialized crates for niche markets and integrated packaging solutions, and is a wholesale cut-to-size panel and lumber supplier to the area’s industrial customers. Sales in 2013 were about $3 million. 

March 4, 2014

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products signed a distribution deal for the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System from National Nail Corp.

The product is now available through select UFPI affiliates and will be co-marketed with the National Nail's ProWood brand of pressure-treated decking.

CAMO is a hidden fastening system that easily and affordably attaches treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deckboards directly to the substructure creating a fastener-free deck surface, according to the company.

February 4, 2014

Universal Forest Products has announced that Mary Tuuk, executive VP corporate services and secretary of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp, was elected to its board of directors at the Jan. 30, 2014, meeting. Tuuk’s election expands the UFPI board to 10, including eight independent directors.

October 18, 2013

Stanley (SWK) leveled off some from the previous day's 14-point decline to a negative 3.10%. Universal Forest Products (UFPI) was up a robust 9.76%.

October 8, 2013

Universal Forest Products was down 4.08% to a stock price of $40.00 on Monday.

August 12, 2013

UFP-Edge, a new line of pattern, fascia and trim products made and sold exclusively in the Western U.S., is Universal Forest Products' latest answer to demand for locally made premium profile products.

UFP affiliates have developed the lumber using modern equipment and processes and premium brite lumber, as well as knives the company grinds itself to assure minimally flawed cuts.

August 8, 2013

It was a tough day for the stocks on Wednesday. Home Depot and Lowe's were both down more than 1%.

July 19, 2013

Universal Forest Products (UFP) reported 2013 second-quarter net sales of $738.4 million, a 24.4% increase over 2012 second-quarter net sales of $593.7 million.

The company saw significant double-digit gains in each of its five markets, but net earnings declined 10.8% to $15.8 million in the quarter.

February 14, 2013

Looking to grow through new customers and new products, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products posted double-digit sales growth for the fourth quarter and the full year.

January 4, 2013

Universal Forest Products closed on the acquisition of Custom Caseworks, a high-precision business-to-business manufacturer of engineered wood products.

"Custom Caseworks is a proven manufacturer and distributor with a reputation for superior products and service, and we're pleased to add them to the Universal portfolio of companies," said Universal Forest Products CEO Matthew J. Missad. 

October 23, 2012

Universal Forest Products has announced that one of its subsidiaries is expanding the company’s industrial business in the northwest United States with the acquisition of the operating assets of Nepa Pallet and Container Co., a manufacturer of pallets, containers and bins for agricultural and industrial customers. 

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.