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Thompson River joins APA

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Kamloops, British Columbia-based Thompson River Veneer Products Ltd., a dry veneer supplier and plywood producer, has joined the APA – The Engineered Wood Association.

The APA Board of Trustees approved the Canadian plywood manufacturer for membership, making it the fourth supplier of its kind to join the organization this year.

"We are pleased to include Thompson River Veneer Products in our growing family of Canadian plywood manufacturers," said Ed Elias, APA president. "We’re working with them now as they transition over to APA’s quality auditing program, and we look forward to extending the full suite of APA’s services."

Thompson River’s membership will be effective Aug. 1, 2014.

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Weyerhaeuser closes the deal on WRECO merger

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Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser Company announced the successful closing of a deal to separate its home-building business from its forest products core.

The previously announced "Reverse Morris Trust" transaction results in the merger of a TRI Pointe Homes subsidiary and Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co., Weyerhaeusers’ home-building business. WRECO becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TRI Pointe. 

"The separation of WRECO focuses Weyerhaeuser on its forest products businesses while significantly enhancing shareholder value," said Doyle Simons, president and CEO. 

As a result of this transaction, Weyerhaeuser received approximately $700 million in cash proceeds and retired over $1.9 billion worth of the company’s shares.

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Zep’s Quick Clean Disinfectant cleans — quickly

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Atlanta, Georgia-based Zep Commercial has released a fast-acting Quick Clean Disinfectant, which portends to kill 99.9% of bacteria in just five seconds.

According to the company, Quick Clean Disinfectant does the job in a fraction of the time. Many popular anti-bacterial cleaners can take up to 10 minutes to work.

It uses a special quaternary active blend that kills germs quickly, including viruses and bacteria like Rhinovirus, Norovirus and Salmonella.

“Many consumers and even professionals may be unaware that many popular sanitizers and disinfectants can take up to 10 minutes to become effective, so they don’t use them according to label directions, thus potentially leaving their home or business susceptible to bacteria and viruses,” said Dr. Stanley Weller, chief technical officer for Zep Inc. “Our fast acting cleaning formulation takes the guess-work out of sanitizing, saving consumers time and helping professionals achieve superior results while reducing labor costs.”

In addition to disinfecting, Quick Clean also cleans deodorizes, and cuts through stubborn grime with a bleach-free formula.

The solution is now available at retailers nationwide, including Home Depot and Tractor Supply.

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