RDI Adds New California Distributor

RDI by Barrette Outdoor Living has added a new distribution partner: Galt, CA.-based Building Material Distributors, Inc. BMD will distribute RDI’s aluminum and steel railing product lines, further expanding RDI distribution in the California market.

Deck Builders Rally for First Annual Symposium

The first annual Deck Specialist Symposium was a success as deck builders and outdoor living professionals around the country rallied together in a virtual setting to hear from industry leaders and product experts.

Deck Builders Gear up for First Annual Symposium

The first annual Deck Specialist Symposium is rapidly approaching on July 7-8. The free two-day all-virtual event will feature renowned builders and attendees will have an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and win some awesome prizes.


With any luck, the global pandemic will soon be in the rearview mirror. It has been devastating for countless families and small businesses who have suffered loss of life and livelihood. Ironically, for anyone who has anything to do with building, the pandemic has created unparalleled consumer demand for home-related products and services.

Don’t miss The Deck Specialist Symposium

Happening virtually July 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. PST (7 to 10 p.m. EST), and July 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. PST (5 to 8 p.m. EST). Register for free at symposium.526event.com.

Trex Buys Land for New Global Headquarters

Trex Company has purchased eight acres in Winchester, VA., for its new 64,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters. Construction is expected to begin in late 2021.

DuxxBak and OHC Enter Partnership

DuxxBak Composite Decking will enter a distribution partnership with Overseas Hardwoods Company. OHC will initially distribute DuxxBak products to its network of dealers throughout the Southern U.S. and  plans to extend distribution into other areas of the U.S.

What’s hot in outdoor living

Now more than ever outdoor living is in! While homeowners have increasingly invested time and money into their yards in recent years, 2020 saw interest in outdoor living spike to unprecedented levels as homeowners everywhere adjusted to a new normal by reimagining how to use and enjoy their exterior spaces.

NADRA Crowns National Deck Winners

North American Deck and Railing Association honored the 2020 award winners for its National+ Deck Competition at its annual meeting April 22. Builders were able to meet in person for the first time in nearly a year in Clearwater Beach, FL.

PrimeSource to Acquire Nationwide Industries, RailFX, Ultra-Tec

PrimeSource Building Products, Irving, TX., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NWI Enterprises, Santa Monica, CA., a provider of branded specialty hardware for outdoor residential applications.

Lessons Learned for Deck Builders

Deck builders across the country are taking note of some of the biggest lessons they’ve learned and logging them away for the

Duradek Grows Dek-Vision Visualizer Tool Experience

Duradek has made the Dek-Vision experience even better. Dek-vision by Duradek is the first online design tool for vinyl membranes to assist homeowners, builders, and remodelers in creating deck makeover plans.

Walpole Outdoors Expands in Maine

Walpole Outdoors, a leading provider of wood and AZEK solid cellular PVC outdoor structures, has expanded its manufacturing facility in Pittsfield, Me.

Green Bay Decking Rebrands as DuxxBak

Seeking to capitalize on the water-shedding namesake of its patented compound, Green Bay Decking, Green Bay, Wi., has rebranded as DuxxBak Composite Decking.

UFP Picks Up AlumiLAST

UFP Industries, Grand Rapids, MI., has acquired the assets of Endurable Building Products, Brooklyn Center, MN., manufacturer of alumiLAST aluminum deck and balcony systems.

Decking Preferences Vary by Region

As families continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, we see several trends emerging from different regions throughout North America. Across our network of dealers and Wolf PRO contractors, we looked at what’s trending this season.

What Doesn’t Kill Your Business Makes It Stronger

North American Wholesale Lumber Association had just wrapped up its Leadership Summit early last March when the significance of the COVID-19 outbreak slammed home. Attendees had no idea then, but that would be the last in-person industry gathering for the foreseeable future.