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Boise Cascade acquires Arling Lumber

Arling is a third-generation, wholesale distributor of lumber, plywood, and OSB.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Boise Cascade Company has acquired Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Arling is a third generation, family-owned and operated wholesale distributor of lumber, plywood, OSB, and engineered wood products.

“Arling is an exceptional supplier of many forest products,” said Nick Stokes, executive vice president of Boise Cascade. “With their experienced and knowledgeable team, they will be a great addition to our nationwide distribution network and will enhance our service capacity in the Ohio market.”

“Boise Cascade has been a valued supplier to Arling Lumber for over 45 years,” said P.J. Arling, president of Arling Lumber. “This is an ideal strategic and cultural fit that will allow the combined organization to grow and provide more value to our customers.”

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Boise, Idaho, Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products.

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Deckorators launches Voyage decking line

Textured embossing offers superior traction in dry and wet conditions.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Deckorators, the wood-alternative decking brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc., has expanded its line its offerings with the launch of Voyage.

The new line of composite decking features Eovations technology and was introduced this week at the 2018 DeckExpo in Baltimore, Md.

Like other members of the Deckorators Eovations decking family, Voyage delivers one of the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio, absorbs virtually no moisture, and allows virtually no thermal expansion or contraction. Voyage adds to these benefits unique textured embossing for superior traction on the deck surface, along with the bold look of vertical grain variegation.

The textured embossing offers homeowners the enhanced safety of superior traction underfoot in both dry and wet conditions. Deckorators Voyage decking provides 34% or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. Voyage decking was tested against other leading capped composite deck boards in wet conditions by an independent third-party lab under the AS/NZS 4586-2013 standard, Deckorators said.

Vertical grain variegation gives Voyage — an ultra-low maintenance composite — the trend-forward appearance of the highest-quality wood. Voyage comes in four beautiful colors that are the most popular in outdoor living spaces among homeowners: Sierra (dark gray), Tundra (gray), Costa (golden brown), and Mesa (red brown).

“We use extensive input from dealers and contractors to develop products that help them stand out from the competition,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing, Deckorators. “Our partners have experienced the unique benefits of our Frontier and Vault composite decking with Eovations technology. We’re thrilled to introduce them to Voyage, the best product in a good-better-best Eovations line.”

Voyage will be available for 2019 in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as 12-foot fascia. It is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty that covers water and ground contact. Deckorators is one of the only brands in the industry to stand behind installations in, or in contact with, water or ground.

Voyage is capped with durable polypropylene to create a surface that is stain-, fade- and scratch-resistant.

 

 

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REPORT: Michael’s path of destruction

Parts of Florida are staggered by one of the strongest hurricanes in U.S. history.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The pictures are in, and they’re brutal. But the damage tally, and the recovery, will likely take years.

Hurricane Michael hit Florida Wednesday and has since been described as one of the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history. Dramatic photos and videos from various news sources reveal the degree of the destruction.

Dramatic photos from national news sources – for instance, from CNN and Fox News — reveal the shocking degree of physical damage.

Both Lowe’s and The Home Depot Foundation announced a combined, additional $3 million in funding toward disaster relief following Hurricane Michael.

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