Business

Potlatch Corp. has completed its merger with a smaller rival, Deltic Timber Corp., in an all-stock deal that creates a company with 2 million acres of private timber holdings.

Georgia‐Pacific today announced it will build a new softwood lumber production facility that will cost $135 million. The Georgia-based plant is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 with an anticipated startup in spring 2019.

Dow Building Solutions has announced that  all Styrofoam Brand XPS plants in the United States have converted their operations to produce Styrofoam Brand XPS Insulation with Bluedge Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology.

Tech startup Doxel has developed a system driven by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and LIDAR laser scanning technologies to streamline construction processes, according to Disruptor Daily.

Along with steady development throughout the last 30 years, Structural Component Systems continues to grow quickly as it has added around 100 employees over the past two years.

Discount Lumber was founded in Spokane all the way back in 1943. But for more than a decade now, it's added new dimensions to the business, making it a lot more than just lumber.

Material Sciences will spin off first and be headquartered in Dow Chemicals' home of Midland, Michigan, according to company officials. Specialty Products and Agriculture will be created "shortly" after and will based in Delaware, the company says.

A little more than seven months since they took over business operations, Mark II Lumber Company owners Stan Grimwood, Aaron Trelc and Luke Schnakenberg are celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary.

Longtime Edgerton lumber business Nelson-Young plans to expand its truss plant, known as Nelson Truss, at 104 Artisan Drive. The work likely will begin this spring once the city extends power to the site, City Administrator Ramona Flanigan said.

Tom Le Vere, President of Saint Paul-based Weekes Forest Products has announced the acquisition of Snavely Forest Products. Snavely, founded in 1902, operates distribution facilities in Pittsburgh; Westminster, Md; Greensboro, N.C.; Dallas; and Denver.