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.

Color Me Mine: Become a Railing Color Expert

The days of plain white vinyl railings on every deck have given way to a rainbow of railing colors, enabled by the latest manufacturing technologies and the expanding imaginations of designers.

Keeping it Cool with Pergolas

It’s a great time to be what I refer to as a Custom Deck Specialist. With the pandemic, people are home and looking for some additional leg room. A beautiful new deck can add a tremendous amount of new floor space at a reasonable cost.

Customer Service and Communication

When we began our remodeling careers over 30 years ago, we quickly learned that doing good work wasn’t enough to guarantee a smooth project or a satisfied customer.

RDI Signs Weekes Forest Products to Distribute Railing Products

RDI by Barrette Outdoor Living has signed a distribution agreement with Weekes Forest Products, St. Paul, MN., to distribute RDI’s line of railing products to its Midwest network. Weekes will represent the RDI brand in the region including St. Paul, MN.; Chicago, IL.; Fargo, ND.; Green Bay and Milwaukee, WI.

Trex Makes it Easy to be Green with New Supplier Program

The new NexTrex supplier program from Trex is rewarding partners for promoting and collecting post-consumer plastic film for recycling into Trex composite decking.

AZEK Adding Boise Decking Plant

The AZEK Co. will open a new plant in Boise, Id., to produce TimberTech composite decking for the western U.S. Construction on the facility, which will be a retrofit of an existing building, will begin this year.

Decking Continues Surging Worldwide

The worldwide market for wood deck is forecast to cross $18.04 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Global Market Insights. Although residential will continue to dominate demand—accounting for about 70%, emerging applications will also spark increases in the commercial sector due to wood’s cost effectiveness, particularly in resorts, hotels and offices.

Bobby Parks Hits the Road for Versatex in the Carolinas

With the industry’s most comprehensive showcase of PVC installation tips and hands-on workshops, the Versatex Road Show once again tours much of the eastern U.S.A. beginning March 9 and 10 in Durham and Goldsboro, N.C., and March 11 in Irmo, S.C.

Wood-Look Decking

MoistureShield has introduced Meridian, its new line of capped wood-plastic composite decking. The decking line delivers a natural wood look with minimal upkeep.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens New Location in Pennsylvania

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is opening its new location, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Montgomery County, owned and operated by veteran and native Philadelphian, George Council.

Spartan Railing Partnering with Illuminated Balustrade

Illuminated Balustrade Australia has partnered with Spartan Railing to bring their patented technology to the US market, creating simple and clean ways for deck builders to add ambient lighting to their outdoor living projects while having a true unobstructed view railing.

Perma-Column Launches New Website

Perma-Column LLC has announced the launch of its brand-new website. The completely rebuilt site provides valuable insights about the groundbreaking Perma-Column story as the industry’s first patented, ICC-ES-certified permanent foundation solution.