• AdvantageLumber Buys Brazilian Mill

    AdvantageLumber.com has bought a mill in northern Brazil capable of producing 5 million square feet of decking per year. Advantage has been supplying South American exotics such as ipe and cumaru for more than 20 years.

  • Trex Storage Unit on Top 100 List

    This Old House magazine has added Trex Outdoor Storage containers to its list of "Top 100" home products for the year. The plastic components, available in five colors, are manufactured under a licensing agreement, by NatureKast Products, in Florida.

  • Framing Lumber Prices Down

    Housing starts in the U.S. picked up in 2015, but lumber prices didn’t follow suit. One report attributes the decline to several factors, including an increase in supply and lower demand from China.

  • Falls Lead Jobsite Hazard List

    OSHA has released its list of top 10 safety violations for the fiscal year ending on September 30. Once again, fall protection topped the list, with more than 6,700 citations for the year. Violations involving ladders and scaffolding also were in the top 10.

  • Decks and Smokes Don't Mix

    An improperly discarded cigarette on a wood deck in Dilworth, Minn., was the suspected cause of a blaze that destroyed both deck and house. No one was hurt, but the house was a total loss.

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