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Deckorators Launches 2023 Outdoor Living Report

Deckorators has released its “Deckorators 2023 Outdoor Living Report” that highlights the upcoming trends in design, building, and outdoor living for the upcoming year.

Lynx and Outdoor Living Brands Rebranded as Empower Brands

Multi-branded franchisors Lynx Franchising and Outdoor Living Brands announced their rebrand to form Empower Brands, making it the singular parent company over Archadeck Outdoor Living, Superior Fence and Rail, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, JAN-PRO, Conserva Irrigation  Intelligent Office, and FRSTeam.

Builders Unite at Deck Expo 2022

On paper, the nearly 100 Deck Expo exhibitors at the International Pool/Spa/Patio/Deck Expo show in Las Vegas, Nv., on Nov. 15-17 may have seemed like a drop in the bucket compared to the pool and spa exhibitors.


Thermally modified wood producer Arbor Wood Co., Duluth, Mn., is partnering with wood salvage specialist Cambium Carbon, Washington, D.C., to introduce a new wood product for outdoor and indoor construction that’s all-natural, chemical-free, and will last for decades.

NADRA’s National+ Deck Competition is Now Open

The NADRA’s National+ Deck Competition is open to current members of NADRA.

Envision Outdoor Living Products Promotes Three Team Members

Envision Outdoor Living Products, manufacturer of Envision composite decking and Fairway deck railings, has promoted three of its internal team members to new leadership positions. …

Hidden Fastening Line Adds New Colors

FastenMaster has expanded its Cortex hidden fastening line with seven new colors of pre-aligned, collated Cortex Plugs for the Trex Enhance decking system.

Outdoor Living Supply Acquires New England-Based Stone and Hardscape Distributor

Outdoor Living Supply has acquired LandCare Associates, Inc., an independent distributor of natural stone, hardscapes, landscape supplies and bulk materials in northern New England. The acquisition helps strengthen OLS’ footprint in that market.


Traditionally a distributor of its own milled and treated wood products, Hixson Lumber Co. is now distributing a third-party non-wood brand: Fiberon.

MoistureShield Meridian Named Winner of Good Housekeeping Award

MoistureShield Meridian has been named a winner of the Good Housekeeping 2022 Home Reno Awards in the Excellent Exteriors category.  

FastenMaster’s Parent Names New Sales Training Manager

FastenMaster’s parent company, OMG, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fasteners, adhesives, and construction productivity tools, has named Jeffrey Gelinas as manager of sales training for its FastenMaster and Roofing Products Divisions. 

Sansin’s Firestop97 Meets ASTM E2768 Fire Test Standard

Sansin’s Firestop97 has passed the requirements of ASTM E2768 Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials – 30-Minute Tunnel Test.