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Las Vegas homeless camp ignites 84 Lumber fire

A cooking fire from a homeless camp causes $60,000 in damage.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Firefighters battled a blaze at 84 Lumber’s location near the Las Vegas Strip.

While no one was injured, initial estimates place about $60,000 worth of damage at the yard.

A faulty fire hydrant near the South Decatur Blvd. location along with parked delivery trucks full of lumber caused delays, according to the Clark County Fire Department. In total, the fire took roughly 30 minutes to extinguish.

An initial investigation found that the incident was caused by a cooking fire at an nearby homeless camp, the fire department said.

Based in Eight-Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates more than 250 yards and manufacturing operations in 30 states.

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LP rings the bell

The building products manufacturer gets the day started on Wall Street while sharing its LBM story.

BY HBSDealer Staff

LP Building products got things started on the New York Stock Exchange this morning where a team of employees rang the opening bell.

A visit to New York includes investors and analysts getting a first-hand look at LP’s engineered building products on display right on Wall Street. The LP House Party, a mobile experience that travels across the country offering product displays and demonstrations to builders and dealers from coast to coast, has made the trip.

“As we celebrate our 45-year history, we are focused on transforming LP into a leading building solutions company,” LP Building Products CEO Brad Southern said. “We are here in New York to showcase our innovative products that are driving sustainable growth and enhanced shareholder value.”

The products on display today include LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing, TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing, and Legacy Sub-Flooring.

 

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Jeld-Wen awarded $1.2 million in damages

A Virginia jury finds that violations were found in U.S. Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

BY HBSDealer Staff

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, found late Friday that Steves & Sons (Steves) misappropriated 8 distinct trade secrets owned and used by Jeld-Wen in its molded doorskin manufacturing business.

Violations were found in both the U.S. Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, with the jury awarding JELD-WEN $1.2 million in damages. Jeld-Wen said it intends to ask the trial court to impose permanent injunctive relief, prohibiting Steves’ further use of trade secrets.

According to Jeld-Wen, Steves paid former employees to divulge trade secret information regarding various aspects of its molded doorskin manufacturing business.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based window and door manufacturer has filed claims against Edward and Sam Steves, CEO and and president, of Steves, as well as John Pierce, a former employee of Jeld-Wen, for breach of contract, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with the theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information remain pending in Bexar County, Texas.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Steves manufactures interior and exterior doors sold exclusively to distributors.

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