Industry Announcements

Several former executives from ProBuild Holdings, led by former CEO PaulHylbert, have announced their plans to form a building materials distribution company called Kodiak Building Partners. 

Recently, there have been design value changes proposed for some visual grades of lumber. These decisions will have no impact on the design values of Machine Stress Rated (MSR) lumber and Machine Evaluated Lumber (MEL) because of the way these products are manufactured and tested.

The NAHB’s Building Systems Council announced that the 2011 S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award winner is Victor DePhillips of Signature Building Systems.

After much hard work and dedication by everyone involved in the BCMC Build/Habitat for Humanity project, the two homes that were framed during the week of BCMC (Sept. 21-23) were completed in late October!

Millard Lumber in Waverly, Nebraska, has met the requirements to be a SCORE-certified structural building components manufacturing facility. Millard Lumber has qualified for SCORE Leader status, identifying itself as a company that strives for excellence.

BCMC is looking for your feedback on the location of future shows and time of year the show is held.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today announced its new leadership team installed on October 26 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported net earnings of $157 million for the third quarter.

Stanley Black & Decker has made a $350,000 tool donation to the Joplin, Mo., rebuilding efforts.

This story gathers excerpts from the latest online reports regarding the SPIB's proposed changes to Southern Pine Lumber design values.