Gates concrete forming systems, great solutions for custom forming

Universal has teamed up with Gates & Sons, the leader in labor-efficient concrete forming systems, to provide solutions for a wide variety of commercial concrete forming projects. Both UFP and Gates specialize in custom forms built to meet your job specifications, but with Gates. Let Universal Forest Products and Gates help you save time and money on your next concrete forming job.From column forms to concrete wall construction forms, UFP and Gates Concrete Forming Systems have a safe, fast solution for your custom concrete forming needs. Best of all, Gates forming systems are available for... read more

Only Green Basics Will “Move the Needle”

Enough already with the exotic green building products!As the singer Tom Waits says in one of his lyrics, “Let me pull on your coat about something.” As a green building consultant, I receive dozens of green-building e-newsletters, environmental alerts and green-product announcements. A common trend I see in the new product announcements is a rising number of exotic green products.What do I mean by “exotic”? I could pick from a number of examples, from insulation made from blue jeans to pipe systems that recover the heat from bath shower wastewater, or even faucets with in-line micro-hydro... read more

Universal Forest Products is the nation's leading manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood-alternative products to the retail building materials, industrial packaging/components, manufactured housing, residential construction and commercial construction & concrete forming markets.