Martco. Available in OSB and plywood, the Grid Panel System is a surface-printed system of cutting and nailing lines that help in roof sheathing, side wall, subflooring, and siding installation. The panels are available in a variety of thicknesses and grades and assist in cutting, nailing, aligning, and measuring, says the maker. (800) 299-5174. www.martco.com.
Boise. The AllJoist AJS 5 joist series is designed for greater bending moment and shear capacities and a higher bending stiffness. Available in lengths up to 48 feet, the joists feature wide nailing surfaces, custom knockout holes, trimmable ends, and a web area for large HVAC and plumbing holes. (800) 232-0788. www.boisebuilding.com.
Dow BioProducts. Composed of wheat straw, a renewable by-product of wheat farming, Woodstalk engineered fiberboard is a composite panel that can be used for kitchen countertops, shelving, floor underlayments, and cabinets. The product is offered as an alternative to particleboard, MDF, OSB, and plywood. (800) 441-4369. www.dow.com.
Weyerhaeuser. Made up of several components, the Engineered Stair System minimizes waste and helps reduce construction time, according to the maker. SturdiStep Treads and Structurwood Risers are designed to lay flat and straight, and TimberStrand LSL Stair Stringers resist bowing, twisting, and shrinking. (800) 523-0824. www.weyerhaeuser.com.
Huber Engineered Woods. A Fastening Grid is now printed on all 23/32-inch AdvanTech VIP+ Flooring to serve as a guide for joist alignment and fastening. Circles are printed every 16 inches on center; diamonds every 19.2 inches on center; and squares every 24 inches on center. References for vent cut-outs and hardwood floor installation are also printed. (800) 933-9220. www.huberwood.com.
Georgia-Pacific. New 31/2-inch thick G-P Lam LVL beams are available from the maker in several lengths and depths. The beams are coated with FiberGuard sealant to prevent moisture damage and inhibit sun damage on the jobsite. The beams provide a high strength-to-weight ratio. (800) 284-5347. www.gp.com.