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Great Southern Wood Preserving Invests in $5.9 Million Expansion

Great Southern Wood Preserving will invest $5.9 million expanding its remanufacturing facility in Mansura, La.

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FastenMaster To Introduce New Fasteners at IBS

FastenMaster will be launching several innovative new products at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show.

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Building Materials

Trex Adds Two New Decking Colors and Extends Warranty

Trex has added two new colors to its Trex Transcend Lineage composite decking line—bringing the line to four colors—and has doubled its limited warranty to 50 years for all Trex Transcend and Trex Transcend Lineage decking products.

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BlueLinx Hires Two New VPs

BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a wholesale distributor of decking, railing, fencing and other building products, announced two key appointments – Dionne Vernon as VP, talent management, and Gui Nebel as VP, finance and treasury.

MFM Building Products Completes Expansion Project

MFM Building Products, Coshocton, Ohio, has recently finished a substantial expansion project that began in February 2021.

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. “For the second time this …

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.