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March 4, 2014

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products signed a distribution deal for the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System from National Nail Corp.

The product is now available through select UFPI affiliates and will be co-marketed with the National Nail's ProWood brand of pressure-treated decking.

CAMO is a hidden fastening system that easily and affordably attaches treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deckboards directly to the substructure creating a fastener-free deck surface, according to the company.

February 7, 2013

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based National Nail Corp.’s Stinger Cap Systems’ CH38 Cap Hammer has joined the merchandise mix at HomeDepot.com.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based National Nail Corp.’s Stinger Cap Systems’ CH38 Cap Hammer has joined the merchandise mix at HomeDepot.com.

“We are very excited for Stinger to be available at HomeDepot.com,” said Scott Baker, president and CEO of National Nail Corp. “With online purchasing on the rise, it provides customers with another outlet to access Stinger and presents us the opportunity to reach a larger audience.”

March 14, 2012

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based National Nail Corp. launched Stingerworld.com, a website dedicated to their brand and product – Stinger Cap Systems.

“Bringing STINGER into the online market is a great opportunity for continued growth and expansion of the brand,” said Rocky Stroud, Stinger Product Manager at National Nail Corp.  

“It will be a great resource for our customers and work as a base for establishing new consumer interest.” 

October 13, 2011

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products posted third-quarter net earnings of $5.6 million, up from net earnings of $2.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Net sales of $468.9 million in the third quarter of 2011 were down 2.4% from net sales of $480.6 million for the same period of last year.

July 14, 2011

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products announced second-quarter net earnings of $4.3 million, down 69% from net earnings of $13.7 million in the second quarter of 2010.

Net sales totaled $544.1 million, down 15% from net sales of $638.6 million for the same period of 2010. Sales were affected by weak consumer spending on larger-ticket home-improvement items.

June 21, 2011

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products has announced that CEO Michael Glenn is retiring due to health reasons and to make way for new leadership to "build on Universal's strengths and prepare for future opportunity." The board of directors is currently in the process of evaluating candidates for the position. Glenn, who was appointed CEO in 2006, has agreed to stay on until a new CEO is named.

April 15, 2011

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products (UFP) posted first-quarter 2011 net sales of $387.2 million, down 1.5% from net sales of $393.0 million in the same period of 2010.

UFP posted a net loss of $3.7 million compared with net earnings of $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2010.

December 17, 2010

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite introduced a handheld instrument called Capsure, designed to help contractors and do-it-yourselfers to match colors.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite introduced a handheld instrument called Capsure, designed to help contractors and do-it-yourselfers to match colors.

The cameral-like tool retails for about $650. 

September 5, 2010

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Bissell announced it will be entering the rental arena with its first...

March 16, 2008

When Doug Christner first laid eyes on the Destination True Value format, he knew he...