Raw Materials

A recent article in Architect Magazine highlighted a new process for creating lightweight, high-strength steel called “flash bainite.” 

The city of Springfield, as part of a redevelopment project, prioritized using the wood product and this year is finishing construction of a four-story parking structure made out of CLT.

Louisiana-Pacific executives have agreed to pay $22 million for a Minnesota-based company that makes a fire-retardant coating.

Canada and the United States must chop down one big, remaining impediment to a deal on softwood lumber: who gets to fill the U.S. demand for lumber in the event of a hot construction market like the present one, when American supply falls short.

A softwood lumber agreement (SLA) between the U.S. and Canada has yet to be announced, but both sides are actively engaged in the process.

The passing of President Donald Trump's deadline to receive a US Commerce Department plan for requiring fully domestic line pipe, with no hint of action, is a signal that the proposal is dead, some steel mill sources said.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the operations of the Gilman Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders for approximately US$430 million

Builders and remodelers use LP SmartSide treated engineered wood siding with confidence because it has advanced durability. It’s now also warranted for hail damage.

When you’re months out from a big project, it can be hard to know exactly when to buy raw materials. Do you tell your customers to buy now and accept the costs of storage, or do you wait, hoping for a price drop?

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) continues to be a vocal advocate for the softwood lumber ‘handshake’ agreement.