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ICC-ES Issues Steel Listing Report to New Millennium

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) issued New Millennium Building Systems its first listing report to CSA S136 for its design of cold-formed steel structural members.

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SPAX Fastener Parent Company Hires Structural Engineer

Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc., manufacturer of SPAX engineered fasteners, has hired Loren Ross as a structural engineer for wood frame constructions.

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Fiberon’s Parent Company Announces Key Personnel Changes

Fortune Brands, the parent company of wood-alternative decking, railing, and fencing manufacturer Fiberon, has announced key organization and leadership changes.

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The Second Annual Deck Specialist Symposium Begins Today!

The free two-day, all-virtual event, which will take place July 13 from 4 to 7 pm (7-10 pm ET), and July 14 from 2 to 5 pm PT (5 to 8 pm ET), is designed to bring the decking industry together with educational Zoom sessions and a digital tradeshow floor featuring the hottest products.

Viewrail Acquires California-Based Simmons Stairways

Viewrail has acquired stairway manufacturer Simmons Stairways, Inc, a custom curved hardwood stairs and handrails company based in Northern California that has been in the stairs and railing business for more than three decades. 

Belgard Launches “Inside Out with Belgard” Podcast

Belgard, who is part of Oldcastle APG, announced the premiere of its podcast series “Inside Out with Belgard.” Hosted by outdoor design expert and Belgard’s Director of Residential Hardscapes Joe Raboine, the podcast dives into the latest trends in outdoor living and how contractors can maximize their business. In each episode, Raboine speaks with fellow industry experts and shares knowledge on the latest in outdoor design, products, business practices, tools and more.

Decking manufacturer Wolf supports Conservation Center

Wolf Home Products announced its collaboration with the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) of New York to enhance their facility and popular Wild Nocturnal Adventure experience.

Fortress Building Products Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Fortress Building Products is celebrating its 20 year anniversary of delivering an arsenal of high-performance outdoor living solutions that provide a low environmental impact, including wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing, framing, lighting, fasteners, cladding and pergolas.

Lowe’s Opens Its Product Library to Metaversal Builders

Lowe’s announced that it would be the first home improvement retailer to open up its product library to metaversal builders, making more than 500 3D assets available for download for free.

Trex Co. Signs up Arkansas Materials Supplier

Trex Co. has reached an agreement with recycling company Arkansas Poly & Printing (AP&P), Van Buren, AR., to supply Trex with more than 1.2 million pounds a year of scrap plastic to feed the manufacturer’s Little Rock, AR., plant when it begins production in January 2024. 

Barrette Outdoor Living Breaks Ground Near Tampa Bay

Barrette Outdoor Living broke ground at a 175,000 sq. ft. PVC manufacturing plant located along Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport Rail Park, just north of Tampa Bay, FL.

Modern Mill Wins Big at 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

Modern Mill, manufacturer of innovative wood substitute ACRE, stole the show at Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards and won the overall Best Mid-Sized Business Award plus five other nominations.

Outdoor Living Supply Acquires California-Based Stone Distributor

Outdoor Living Supply has acquired The Rock Garden, a distributor of natural stone, and hand-hewn stone furniture.

Trex Commercial Railing Showcased in Austin Venue

Trex Commercial’s $375 million Moody Center in Austin, TX., which opened earlier this year, is the most expensive college arena ever built and features more than 6,000 linear ft. of custom Trex railing.

Tantimber’s New Plant Increases Production Capacity Over 100%

Tantimber, is investing $10 million into a nearly 300,000-sq. ft. production plant in Duzce, Turkey. Tantimber will increase its production capacity by more than 100% with the new plant, which is planned to start up in October.