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Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has reaffirmed its commitment to contractor and homeowner customers with the acquisition of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin-based Dunn Lumber.

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Oregon's Freres Lumber has received U.S. and Canadian patents on its mass plywood panel (MPP), the first veneer-based mass timber panel in the world, and fire approvals to build up to 18 stories high with the panel.

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BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. revealed that Mike McGaugh, chief operating officer, has departed the pro dealer.

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A fire-retardant structural material can be made by chemically softening and compressing wood to remove the spaces between cell walls. When burnt, the resulting material forms a protective char layer on its outside which helps preserve its internal strength.

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With some plastic bottles, old toys, and scraps of woods, designers at A-1 in Fort Pierce, Florida found unusual and intentionally difficult ways to display a truss through a process commonly known as a Rube Goldberg machine.

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SBCA’s Quality Control and Engineering and Technology committees were heavily involved in both the creation and the execution of SBCA's weathering research and testing program, this article discusses how that plan was finalized and reviewed.

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Heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend in parts of the Upper Midwest caused roof collapses at a church, hotel, gas station and some homes.

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Craig Webb, former editor of ProSales Magazine, posted an interest blog entry last week. In it, he outlines what he believes are two paths home builders are turning to beyond the traditional, jobsite construction approach.

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Researchers from Washington State University’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center are assisting the Composites Recycling Technology Center  to develop new housing materials from heat‑treated wood and recycled carbon fibers.