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Every year since 1960, when Congress and President John F. Kennedy designated every third week in October as National Forest Product Week, Americans recognize the economic value and numerous products and recreational benefits that stem from the forests in the U.S.

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MiTek Industries, Inc. today announced that it has advanced the labor-saving capabilities of its systems.  With just over one year in the field, the MatchPoint DirectDrive system is reducing shop floor labor by up to 40% for its users. 

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On Sunday morning, a floor collapsed at the clubhouse for the Woodlands Apartments on Old Greenville Highway in Clemson, South Carolina. The fact that dozens of young people were injured is a tragedy of the highest order.

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Angeles Equity Partners, LLC and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. today announced their portfolio company American Construction Source (ACS) has acquired Edwards Building Center and Breckenridge Building Center in Colorado.

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Boise Cascade Company announced today an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Arling is a third generation, family-owned and operated wholesale distributor of top quality lumber as well as plywood, OSB and engineered wood products.

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The American Wood Council (AWC) and APA know very well that in the International Residential Code (IRC) resistance to lateral loads is hard to quantify exactly.

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A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, announced today that Jan S. Beck has joined A-1 in a newly-created position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Beck will have oversight of the strategic direction of the Company and its affiliates.

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Simpson Strong-Tie has redesigned its popular RCKW rigid kneewall connector for cold-formed steel construction to provide a versatile, two-anchor option for contractors using 1/2"- or 3/8"-diameter concrete anchors, resulting in faster and more efficient installation.

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Builders across the country are pinching pennies according to 2018 data that shows national labor shortages are forcing builders to pay 5.2 percent more for company employees and 7.2 percent more for subcontracted work.