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Trex’s website undergoes a redesign

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Trex Company has rolled out a newly redesigned website with enhanced content, navigation and user experience, as well as an upgraded mobile format.

The site also uses responsive design, with automatically optimizes the site for the visitor’s screen.

"Trex.com is a key resource and information hub not only for consumers, but also for our channel partners, investors and internal resources," said Adam Zambanini, VP marketing at Trex. "As these audiences increasingly access the web via tablets and mobile devices, our goal is to help them get to the information they want as quickly and easily as possible."

Other featuers include photo and video galleries, an online deck designer tool, a new blog, social media features and geolocation services that tell visitors where the nearest retailers and deck builders are located.

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Bayou City Lumber stocks shelves with fire-resistant products

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Citing the region’s prolonged periods of dry weather, Houston-based Bayou City Lumber has expanded its product offerings to include fire-resistant lumber.

"While it may slowly smolder and show some damage, fire-resistant lumber won’t become engulfed in flames that are allowed to spread to other parts of a structure," said the company in a statement. "Buckling, twisting, warping and disintegrating are avoided because the lumber is designed not to combust. This makes it the perfect choice for isolated areas where fire may have time to spread, and it’s ideal for protecting buildings from the threat of fire that spreads along a fence line."

The company also cited the lumber’s ability to prevent fires from spreading from one area of the house to another.

Bayou City Lumber’s fire-resistant lumber selection will include basic 2×4 frame materials; 2×10 timbers for added support, decks and other projects; and 4×8 plywood sheets for flooring, decking and walls.

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LP begins distributing in Denmark

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LP Building Products has begun distributing its laminated strand lumber in Denmark through SmartWood A/S, a supplier of engineered wood products that officially began operating in July.

SmartWood, which was founded by technical director Henrik Hviid Pedersen and Kaare Simonsen, will be distributing the LP SolidStart EWP product line, which includes LSL, LVL and i-joist products. SmartWood specializes in traditional wooden frames as well as some specialty products.

“In recent years, Denmark has shifted from building with traditional timber towards engineered wood products such as I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)," said Pedersen. "Laminated strand lumber—LSL—is the natural next step as its technical properties fit perfectly with the Danish construction industry."

“LP SolidStart LSL offers a host of advantages over traditional timber, including better fastener connections, straightness and increased design flexibility,” explained Al Huber, international sales manager for LP Building Products. “We’re thrilled to be working with SmartWood as they bring this product into the Danish market.”

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