Three keys to stable lumber

Long holiday weekends mean home improvement to many folks. As you walk the lumber aisle of your neighborhood big box store this weekend, watch the customers pick through the lumber piles. They are checking for signs of instability – bowed, cupped and/or crooked boards. By the end of the day the pickings can get pretty slim. This raises the natural … Read More

Belco Launches XT Plank

XT Plank T&G natural boards

SHELTON – Belco Forest Products announces the newest member of the ArmorCoat XT preservative treated wood product family. XT Plank is offered as a natural board, kiln dried and conditioned to approximately 12% MC, ensuring negligible movement and enhanced stability. The two newest XT Plank offerings: 1. The traditional and widely popular 1×6 WP-4 V4E v-groove profile that is a … Read More

Lennar sets the goal, Belco steps up

Each holiday season, volunteers with the Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors program create beautiful, handmade holiday stockings which are filled with thoughtful gifts and treats. These stockings are delivered to wounded warriors across the region. This year, the program set a goal of 625 stockings to be created, filled and delivered this Christmas. Lennar Seattle took on the task of filling 125 of those … Read More

BC wildfires contribute to timber supply concerns

A Level 5 extreme emergency has been declared in British Columbia as 26 new lightning-caused fires were discovered in the Southeast and Prince George Fire Centres on July 10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our close friends and colleagues in the affected regions. Currently six SPF mills are shut down. One major supplier, West Fraser has temporarily … Read More

Construction labor, going, going…?

The construction industry currently employs over 6.7 million laborers including roofers, siders, and framers. From coast to coast these skilled workers are in high demand as our country’s construction industry continues to show heavy growth. As usual, there are winners and losers among the 50 states. Here is a look at the best and worst places to call home if … Read More

Can you get sued over your posts?

The information you share online – that is to say, your digital footprint – can have significant and often permanent impact on your reputation. Just ask POTUS. Too few individuals pause to consider the potential ramifications of a casually posted Tweet or Facebook comment. After all, it’s just your friends and family looking, right? Wrong. Who else is looking? Perhaps … Read More

Community Partners Education Grants Announced

For Release: Immediately Contact: Kevin Hayes Phone: 360-426-8900 khayes@belcofp.com No. 17-01 SHELTON – The Community Partners, an educational grant program to benefit the K-12 classrooms in South Mason County and East Grays Harbor announced 2017 funding for 36 educational grants totaling $19,317. Belco Forest Products is among nine local businesses that donate money to the program. “The mission of CPEG … Read More

ArmorCoat XT treatment now offered on resawn texture

For Release: Immediately Contact: Kevin Hayes Email: khayes@belcofp.com 360-426-8900 SHELTON – Capitalizing on the growing popularity of XT treated trim, Belco Forest Products has added resawn textures to join its comb face as surfaces featuring the Wolman® AG nonmetallic, above ground wood preservative standard. The product is available through dealers and distributors nationwide in typical trim packages. “The resawn texture has become very popular with builders and homeowners for its … Read More

Five economic indicators to watch in 2017

2017 economic indicators

Election No. 58 is in the books and “The Donald”, whether you love him, hate him or reside somewhere in the middle, the U.S. economy will continue to churn unabated. How much power one man really has over the economy is up for debate. A 2015 Princeton study suggested that the man in charge has minimal impact when factoring out … Read More

The Right to Cure: Construction Defect Statutes

Rotting window frame

Understanding construction defects laws and the remedies available to consumers is becoming more important in our socially connected world. Witness today’s report on home construction defects by ABC News Brian Ross (@brianross). Though most builders’ warranties cover a variety of workmanship and accidental defects, not all states have the same statutes concerning how defects are handled. Knowledge is truly a builder’s … Read More