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March 13, 2014

Cedar Creek has made a deal to acquire Reid and Wright, a lumber and building material distributor based in Bend, Ore., with a distribution center in Broomfield, Colo.

According to Cedar Creek CEO Bill Adams, “This is a key addition for Cedar Creek as it brings new customers, quality people and great products that we’ll merge into our current Denver location.”

The agreement is expected to be completed by March 31, 2014. 

March 7, 2014

Albany, Ore.-based Coastal Farm and Ranch boosted its footprint to 15 Northwest locations with the purchase of three Big R stores.

Coastal’s three new locations are in the Oregon cities of Klamath Falls, White City and Redmond, formerly held by Tyrholm Big R, based in White City.

Terms of the deal were not released.

February 17, 2014

Portland, Ore.-based Patrick Lumber's board of directors elected Dave Halsey to succeed Jim Rodway as president.

The specialty lumber remanufacturer, distributor and exporter Patrick Lumber, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in January, announced the change Friday.

January 20, 2014

The shoemaker of the FBI announced an expanded line of job-ready boots.

Portland, Ore.-based Magnum’s new “Work” collection consists of 6- and 8-in. lace-up boots, rugged pull-ons and mid and low hiker styles. 

The collection consists of steel and composite safety toe styles, Goodyear welt, direct attach or cement construction options, which are all backed by the Magnum 60-day comfort guarantee. 

November 21, 2013

Scott Wirges has been named store manager of Parr Lumber's Eugene, Ore. location, effective Nov. 11.

Wirges is returning to the company after a four-year hiatus. Previously, he had held numerous positions with the company between 1991 and 2009. 

Before he joined the building industry as a Copeland Lumber employee, Wirges served in the Marines.

September 12, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

September 10, 2013

Bart and Diana Tyler, proprieters of Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah, N.Y., and DeWayne Tripp, owner of Hinton (Okla.) Hardware joined an elite crowd in 2013: HCN Hardware Store All-Stars. Their stores made the list, along with 48 other worthy retailers, one from each state.

August 13, 2013

With its recent Longview Timber acquisition under its belt, Weyerhaeuser Company has positioned itself as one of North America's leading private sustainable forestry operations.

The company, which recently added 645,000 acres of forestland to its portfolio in Washington and Oregon, now manages 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and Canada that's been certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard.

August 5, 2013

In response to high risk of forest fires in the region, Weyerhaeuser Company is closing its Oregon tree farms to public access.

Effective immediately, all statewide Weyerhaeuser tree farms will remain closed until rainfall and temperature conditions improve. As an exception, those in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties will remain open for non-moterized recreation access.

July 24, 2013

Weyerhaeuser Company has completed its acquisition of Longview Timber LLC. The deal includes approximately 645,000 acres of timberlands in Washington and Oregon.

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

June 17, 2013

Oregonian lumberyard Parr Lumber has widened its sphere of influence via the Pacific Northwest's AM radio frequency. Its increasingly popular Weekend Warriors Home Improvement Radio Show has been picked up by stations across Oregon and Washington to deliver down-to-earth advice and market knowledge to homeowners throughout the region.

June 13, 2013

Mike Howell, Tony Cookston and Casey Doss are among the management promotions at the Hillsboro, Ore.-based pro dealer.

Parr Lumber’s recent appointment of Jim Boyer as the new president of the company and its subsidiaries created a chain reaction of advancement opportunities for others at the Hillsboro, Ore.-based company.

Howell was promoted to fill Boyer’s previous position as the director of operations.   

April 29, 2013

As it opens new stores, the San Jose, Calif.-based retailer expects first-quarter comp-store sales gains of about 10%.

San Jose, Calif.-based Orchard Supply Hardware said it anticipates comp-store sales for the first quarter ending May 4 to increase from 9.0% to 11.0%.

The forecast comes as Orchard entered Oregon with the grand opening events for its Portland and Tigard stores being held April 27. The company also recently opened its new neighborhood format store in Yorba Linda, Calif., and plans to hold the grand opening event for this location on May 4, 2013.

March 4, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based Western Hardwood Association will host the International Hardwood Convention & Exposition April 30 to May 2 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center in Portland.

Portland, Ore.-based Western Hardwood Association will host the International Hardwood Convention & Exposition April 30 to May 2 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center in Portland.

An estimated 300 Asian, European and U.S,. East Coast buyers will be exposed to a variety of western hardwoods from producers, wholesalers, importers and exporters. Lumber, millwork and finished products will also be highlighted during the show. 

January 22, 2013

Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), a chain of California home improvement stores, is holding a hiring event to staff its new stores in Tigard and Portland, Ore., according to an article in The Oregonian.

Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), a chain of California home improvement stores, is holding a hiring event to staff its new stores in Tigard and Portland, Ore., according to an article in The Oregonian.

The 89-unit chain needs to fill 160 full- and part-time positions, the article said. The advertised jobs include department leads, customer service associates, cashiers and bicycle repair experts.

December 17, 2012

Portland, Ore.-based Neil Kelly Co., a design-build remodeling firm that has remodeled more than 30,000 homes, announced its Top 10 interior design trends for 2013.

Twenty of the firms design professionals who shared their knowledge based on working with material suppliers and vendors came up with the following list: 

November 26, 2012

Orchard Supply Hardware Stores will open its first two Oregon stores in Portland and Tigard. Construction will begin this month, and the build-out is expected to be completed during the first half of 2013.

November 5, 2012

Voters in 38 states will consider 174 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 6, 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). These proposals are wide-ranging, with a number of them having potential workplace implications.

Questions appear on the ballots in more than one state concerning:

• Medical marijuana use;
• Legalization of marijuana; and
• Same-sex marriage.

November 1, 2012

Klamath Falls, Ore.-based Jeld-Wen introduced the Madison Molded interior door, a one-panel design described as simple and clean.

"This beautifully crated, timeless design suits both traditional and modern looks because of its recessed panel and non-profiled sticking," said Derek Brosterhous, product marketing manager for Jeld-Wen. "Its crisp, clean lines are reminiscent of the handcrafted details found in traditional wood doors."

October 24, 2012

B&I Hardware in Junction City, Ore., has been broken into twice in less than two months, according to an article in the Tribune News.

A K-9 dog searching the premises after the last burglary, on Oct. 23, found evidence that may lead to the culprits, according to an officer with the Junction City Police Department. 

October 4, 2012

Parr Lumber will open its latest window and door showroom on Oct. 8 in Portland, Ore. Called Aloha Window and Door, the 2,900-sq.-ft. design center will feature each of the three top window types, vinyl, fiberglass and wood. The vinyl windows feature Jeld-Wen, Milgard, Cascade and Ply-Gem. Fiberglass windows include Marvin Integrity and Milgard and the wood windows include Jeld-Wen, Marvin and Andersen.

September 5, 2012

A PPG Paint rep who claimed overtime for the hours he worked at several Lowe’s stores won $24,400 -- double his back pay -- in a Washington State court, according to a summary in the Washington Employment Law Letter. Counting the plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees, PPG Industries was ordered to pay $470,000 in a case that could reverberate through the aisles of big-box stores across the nation. 

August 23, 2012

Portland, Ore.-based Associated Building Material Distributors (ABM) named Garry Tabor as executive VP.

As leader of the ABM, Tabor said he and his team will seek out ways to improve the two-step distribution model. 

June 18, 2012

Home Channel News selected 50 hardware stores -- one from each state -- for inclusion in the second annual Hardware Store All-Star list. The stores distinguish themselves with strong customer service, innovative approaches to retail and a connection to community and customers.

The alphabetical listing of All-Star stores, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, continues here with Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island: