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Weyerhaeuser net earnings up

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Forest products giant Weyerhaeuser reported net earnings of $280 million for the third quarter, up 177 percent from $101 million in the year-ago period.

Net sales were $2.6 billion, down 37 percent from $4.1 billion in the third quarter last year.

Weyerhaeuser sold its Containerboard, Packaging and Recycling operations to International Paper in August, allowing for a pre-tax gain of $1.17 billion in the third quarter.

“We expect housing market conditions will remain difficult, and our businesses will continue to aggressively manage costs and inventory accordingly,” said Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer. “As a result of actions we’ve already taken, we have a strong balance sheet and good liquidity.”

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BMHC moves to OTC trading

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Building Materials Holding Corp. (BMHC) has moved its stock listing to the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) following the company’s removal from the New York Stock Exchange. The San Francisco-based pro dealer will trade its common stock on the OTCBB under the symbol “BLGM.”

On Oct. 30, its first day of trading on the OTCBB, the stock closed at 28 cents a share.

The OTCBB is an electronic, regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices and volume information for over-the-counter equity securities not listed on national securities exchanges. Companies listed on the OTCBB are still subject to SEC filing requirements and other regulatory authority.

The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of BMHC’s common shares on Oct. 29, because the company is no longer compliant with its market capitalization requirements.

BMHC is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on Nov. 6.

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Orgill to distribute new stain remover product

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Winning Brands, a Barrie, Ontario-based company, reports that Orgill, the Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor, has approved Winning Colours Stain Remover for representation by Orgill’s 250-member sales force.

“The decision by Orgill to let its sales force introduce Winning Colours to Orgill’s vast account base brings several thousand potential retail points of sale within reach, adding to a national structure of 250 professional sales representatives,” said Winning Brands CEO Eric Lehner. “That’s unprecedented reach for Winning Colours Stain Remover. I expect that it will have a significant impact.”

Winning Brands manufactures Winning Colours Stain Remover for consumer and commercial use as an environmental supplement to traditional solvents and cleaners. Large-scale production takes place in Canada as well as at an affiliated manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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