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Architects Earn 4 AIA Credits at the Expo

Frame to Finish Carpentry Clinic Mike Sloggatt & Rick Arnold

Drywall Tips from
Myron Ferguson

Dan’s Millwork Picks

CAD Files for Federal Style Moulding Design

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New Andersen Architectural Collection Video

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Tech Guides

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Hand-Bendable Ready-Track for Curved Framing

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 AIA Seminar
ATTENTION ARCHITECTS! Register for our Product Expo on Thursday, November 8th where you can earn up to 4 AIA/CES credits and see the latest products on the market. Best of all, it’s FREE.

LIMITED SEATING! There are only 100 seats available for architects at each seminar and we are already near capacity. RSVP TODAY!

Introduction to Wood I-Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber (1 CEH/ LU)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
(only 32 seats remain) RSVP Today

Windows In Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Andersen Windows & Doors
(only 31 seats remain) RSVP Today

Wood Acetylation: Offering a non-toxic path to preserve wood (1 CEH/LU)
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Boston Cedar/ Perennial Wood
(only 33 seats remain) RSVP Today

Commercial Building Design – Comfortable Environments through Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Presented by CertainTeed
(only 38 seats remain) RSVP Today

BUILDERS/ REMODELERS – Interested in attending educational classes?
Join the LIVE Building Clinics with the Mike Sloggatt and Rick Arnold from the Katz Roadshow and Myron Ferguson, “That Drywall Guy”.
View the LIVE Building Clinic Schedule

Lumber Buying at Kuiken Brothers – In Search of Premium Lumber

 Jim and Calvin from Kuiken Brothers Purchasing Dept
Kuiken Brothers utilizes a centralized purchasing department for many of the products stocked at our nine locations. The purchasing department is based in Midland Park, NJ and is managed by Calvin Wahl (right). One of the largest categories purchased by the department is lumber (dimensional, plywood, engineered). Jim Wagner (left) is Kuiken Brothers main lumber buyer.

“I enjoy the industry,” said Wagner. “It’s challenging, though. Lumber is a true commodity that trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Price goes up and down. Sometimes it can be very volatile. Even though we are buying premium lumber, we are still able to keep our pricing to our customers competitive because of the overall volume.”

How does Jim Wagner add value to your business?

Read more about Kuiken Brothers’ Premium Grade Lumber

Kuiken Brothers Lumber – Direct From the Mill

 KB Lumber
Kuiken Brothers Company currently operates five locations with rail siding which provides us with direct access to West Coast Lumber mills. We have contracted with the premier lumber mills in North America to ensure a consistent supply of “premium” lumber.  Each year we receive and unload well over 500 rail cars loaded with an assortment of plywood, OSB, studs, pre-cuts and dimension lumber shipped to us directly from the lumber mills.  Because the amount of material in each rail car is equivalent to approximately 3 fully loaded tractor trailers, we are able to reduce truck traffic on our local roads by more than 1,500 throughout the year.

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