Simpson posts sales and earnings gains
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.
Sales to contractor distributors, lumber dealers and home centers increased, although economic conditions remain challenging, and sales to dealer distributors were flat. The sales increase was broad-based across most of the company’s major product lines as compared with the second quarter of 2010. Sales of anchor products increased over the same period in the prior year, while sales of shearwalls decreased.
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A software upgrade for LP customers
LP released LP Wood-E Design 2011.2, an update to the in-house design software program that gives architects, engineers and designers the tools to quickly create floor, wall and roof designs using LP SolidStart I-Joists, LVL or LSL in residential or light commercial construction.
The new software release includes simplified menus to increase speed, while providing a more user-friendly interface and enhanced multi-product optimization.
“The versatility and efficiency of Wood-E Design software is already a proven solution for professionals who include LP SolidStart engineered wood products into their building plans,” said Kim Rogers, marketing associate, EWP. “The enhanced features of the new software update make the software easier, faster and ultimately a more effective design tool."
As an architect, it's great
As an architect, it's great to have a BYOD software application that allows you to easily create structure and test their functionality. With this new update of the Wood-E Design software, it's even easier than before because it's menus have been simplified and a lot of new features have been added. This software makes an architect or engineer's job a real pleasure.
Kleer Lumber’s TruEdge extends cleanliness of trim
Kleer Lumber now offers Kleer Trimboards with TruEdge, a technology designed to keep boards cleaner for longer periods of time.
More than just a smooth finish, TruEdge is a sealed edge that resists staining from dirt and grime and easily wipes clean if dirt should come in contact with the trimboards, the Westfield, Mass.-based company said.
“TruEdge is the result of months of research and innovative engineering,” said Walt Valentine, president of Kleer Lumber. “Our goal continues to be to produce high-quality PVC building products that provide contractors and dealers with the benefits they are seeking."
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