IDEAS AND STRATEGIES FOR OUTDOOR LIVING PROFESSIONALS.
The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) will be using Millboard decking in its design of a new multi-functional project welcoming visitors to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on a subtropical barrier island in Sanibel, FL.
Wolf Home Products has partnered with Key-Link Fencing & Railing, a Pennsylvania-based aluminum rail and fence systems manufacturer, to distribute Key-Link’s products to the Northeast corridor.
Digger Specialties Inc., Bremen, IN., has launched a product photo contest that will run until July 31 and is open to lumberyards, distributors, pros and homeowners.
Fiberon, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, cladding, and fencing products distributed around the world, broke ground May 10 on its new manufacturing facility in Columbia, TN. The facility will make Fiberon polyethylene decking product lines and composite cladding.
UFP Industries, Grand Rapids, MI., announced that its subsidiary, Deckorators, Inc., has acquired Cedar Poly, LLC., a plastics recycler, for $17 million. The purchase price includes incentive payments of up to $1.5 million over three years if Cedar Poly meets certain performance goals.
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MOSO North America’s Bamboo X-treme Wide decking board comes in 7″ widths and offers the same performance and sustainability benefits with an increased coverage of 1-1/2″ per LF, which translates into less time and labor to complete the project.
Nova USA Wood Products has added South Pacific redwood, also known as manilkara, to its exotic hardwood decking line. Known for its strength, durability and lustrous dark brown or reddish-brown color tones, manilkara is ideal for beautifying outdoor spaces with decking that will last for decades even under the most dramatic seasonal and climatic weather conditions. Imported from Southeast Asia, the heavy, strong hardwood offers superior resistance to fungal and insect attacks and a high-density rating of 900—1150 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content. In addition to being kiln-dried to minimize shrinkage and warping, it is Lacey Act approved and comes with a V-Legal Document license. With a 25-year warranty, it comes in 1×4, 1×6 and 5/4×6 S4SEE boards. [novausawood.com]
Vinyl Trends Inc. is introducing Decktec, reportedly the world’s fastest decking system, to the North American market. Compared to conventional deck builds, Decktec is an innovative new system that allows builders to lay decking boards in half the time. Manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene with both fixed and removable spacers, the system also protects the joists from the elements and is suitable for all natural timbers. Fast and easy to set out, Decktec progressively straightens every board along the way, while allowing for expansion and contraction. DECKTECUSA.COM (866) 301-7833
Deck Railing Panels from Fence Quarter offer a beautiful, easy-to-install solution for homes of all sizes and styles. Their patent-pending Fail Not hardware system reportedly produces the strongest insert on the market, exceeding building code requirements by over 11 times. It is made using carbon fiber and designed to withstand temperatures in excess of 120°F. Once installed, the only component of the system that can be seen are the stainless-steel security screws. [fencequarter.com]
Cabot has introduced new product sample stains providing pros with another tool to help their customers. With the new sample sizes, consumers and pros can feel confident in their color choice before beginning a project. The samples come in half-pint cans and are available in 8 SKUs.