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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.

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Industry News

MFM Building Products Completes Expansion Project

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

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Building Materials

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.

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Fortress and IWP Enter Exclusive California and Nevada Distribution Agreement

Fortress Building Products entered an exclusive distribution agreement with longtime partner and building materials distributor International Wood Products, LLC (IWP).

Trex Launches Recycling Grassroots Movement

Trex Company is enlisting communities and organizations to partner in its robust recycling efforts.

FastenMaster Launches Pro Friendly Website

FastenMaster has launched a newly reimagined online destination for pro contractors at 

Simpson Strong-Tie Announces 2022 Scholarship Winners

Simpson Strong-Tie announced the 100 recipients of its Student Scholarship, part of the company’s Strong-Tie Undergraduate Fellowship program, for the 2022-23 academic year.

Trex Co. Named Among IW’s Top 50 Manufacturers

Trex Company has been named by Industry Week magazine as one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers. In its first year of eligibility, the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-alternative composite decking and eco-friendly outdoor living products ranked #6 on the exclusive annual ranking of top-performing manufacturing companies.

Saying Goodbye to Marv Johnson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marv Johnson unexpectedly on Aug 4, as shared with us by his wife Angela.

Trex RainEscape Launches Pro2Pro Installation Hotline

A free Pro2Pro Program hotline has been launched by the makers of Trex RainEscape that connects deck builders with real-time installation support from an expert to ensure proper installation of the deck drainage system. The service is available now to all Trex RainEscape customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Deckorators Develops Contractor Program with JobTread Partnership

Deckorators, a leading brand of UFP Industries, Inc., has partnered with JobTread Software to provide its contractor program best-in-class business management support.

Avon Plastics Expands Partnership with Britton Lumber

Avon Plastics, Inc., and Britton Lumber Company of Fairlee, VT., and Gray, ME., announced the expansion of their partnership to distribute Armadillo composite deck products and TurboClip hidden deck fasteners throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Deck Builders Gather for the 2nd Annual Symposium

The second 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.

Envision Outdoor Living Launches New Decking and Railing Campaign

Envision Outdoor Living Products has launched its Different by Design campaign, an advertising and marketing program that highlights the unique properties and extensive selection of Envision decking and railing that set them apart for pros and homeowners.

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.