Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall from Simpson Strong-Tie
Strong-Wall-Wood-Shearwall-from-simpson-strong-tieThe Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall is a redesigned prefabricated wood shearwall engineered to add greater installation flexibility for contractors and additional design options for specifiers. Simpson Strong-Tie’s pre-fabricated shearwalls are designed to serve as an alternative to site-built walls, as well as help improve the quality, consistency and performance of shearwalls in the field. A hold-down with visible front, back and side access is said to make it easier to install the anchorage attachment in various framing conditions. Front access opening is designed to allow for easy inspection of the connection to the anchor bolt. The connection from the top of the panel to the framing has also been updated. There are now two options, designed to accommodate different installer preferences.

Roseburg’s Cambium Deep Texture
Roseburgs-Cambium-Deep-TextureRoseburg has introduced Cambium Deep Texture, a new take on thermally fused laminate (TFL) panel texture that is designed to add tactile realism and catch light in both commercial and residential applications. The Cambium texture is available in 10 designs, including neutral and warm colors. Matching edgebanding is available through Doellken-Woodtape. The 4’x8′ panels, which measure 3/4″ thick, are available in Class C or Class III flame spread ratings. Includes ECC and CARB Phase 2, FSC Mix Credit Certified panels available upon request. Available with Roseburg stocking program designed to improve turnaround.

Milwaukee M12™ LED Metal Flashlight
Milwaukee-M12-LED-Metal-FlashlightMilwaukee Tool’s new M12 LED metal flashlight is designed to produce 800 lumens of output on its high mode and is said to cast a beam up to 375 yards on spot mode. In low mode, the flashlight can cast a beam up to 375 yards while offering run-times up to seven hours. Constructed of 6000 series aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, the M12 LED flashlight offers three output modes for high intensity, extended run-time or strobe use. Sealed connections are designed to allow the flashlight to withstand IP54 ingress dust and water resistance testing. Flashlight is compatible with the M12 cordless system of more than 70 other products.

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Water-Based Oil Fence Stain from Eco Chemical™
Water-Based-Oil-Fence-Stain-from-Eco-ChemicalEco Chemical has developed a new stain product for wood fencing material that delivers an oil-based finish in a waterborne formula. Eco Chemical created the new stain in response to growing market interest in pre-stained wood fence materials across North America. The new formula is engineered to be weather- and fade-resistant, as well as safe and eco-friendly. Eco Chemical’s new fence stain is designed to provide improved color quality and consistency from picket to picket. Color match pickets with post and rail products. Eco Fence Stain comes with a four-year color guarantee and is said to allow for easy water cleanup. Volume packaging options are available.