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Nova to Distribute Rhino Wood in North America

Steve Getsiv 01/29/2023

Rhino Wood South African Pine is a Thermally Modified Timber Impregnated with Resin

Nova USA Wood Products, Inc., a leading supplier of high-quality wood products and accessories, has been named the exclusive provider of Rhino Wood in North America. Rhino Wood is a modified timber produced through a patented two-stage process that uses thermal modification and pressure to impregnate the original wood right to the core with a proprietary compound. This patented process results in the perfect sustainable alternative to hardwoods like Ipe. Rhino Wood achieves the same high-density, low-maintenance and Class 1 durability characteristics as Ipe hardwood as well as its ability to age beautifully into a silver-grey color over time.

Real Wood Solutions at IBS 2023

Keaton Smith 01/10/2023

Nova to Showcase Rhino Wood at IBS Las Vegas

Portland, Oregon (January 10, 2023) – Nova USA Wood Products, a leading supplier of high-quality hardwood products and accessories, will showcase its extensive line of wood and accessories at the International Builders Show® (Booth # C2164) to be held January 31 - February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. This includes the company’s first-time demonstration of Rhino Wood -- a high-density, low-maintenance alternative to domestic hardwoods like Ipe -- as well as the display of existing products like its ExoDek® and ExoClad® QuickClips®, high-quality ExoShield Wood Stains, and extremely durable, premium grade, tropical hardwood decking and siding products.

Jeff Neal Named CFO at Nova

Steve Getsiv 12/16/2022

Portland Business Journal CFO of the Year 2018 Joins Nova USA Wood Products

Jeff Neal has been names the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Nova USA Wood Products, Inc., a leading supplier of high-quality hardwood products and accessories. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s finances, banking, and administrative operations. He brings a wealth of experience to Nova including experience as the CFO at Teufel Landscape, Stonebridge Homes / Don Morissette Homes, and Rodda Paint.

Matt Kenton Named COO at Nova

Steve Getsiv 12/15/2022

"My goal is to further Nova USA Wood Products’ status as a world-class organization"

Matt Kenton has been named the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Nova USA Wood Products, Inc., a leading supplier of high-quality hardwood products and accessories. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, sales initiatives, hiring processes and new business efforts as well as establishing Nova USA Wood Products as the premier brand in today’s topical hardwood marketplace.

Tropical Hardwood Rainscreens

Keaton Smith 10/31/2022

Building Products Digest Article

Read about our tropical hardwood rainscreen system as featured in Building Products Digest October 2022. Rainscreen systems are becoming extremely popular and offer many distinct advantages over traditional siding.

Yellow Balau Alternative Tropical Hardwood for Decking & Siding

Steve Getsiv 08/17/2021

Turf Magazine

You didn’t need to be a design-build contractor to hear about soaring lumber prices over the last year. It was national news and talk on the street as costs of lumber skyrocketed by more than 170% between April 2020 and mid-September, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It reached an all-time high at $1515 per thousand board feet this past May, but has fallen 68% since then according to Fortune magazine. But Bank of America and other sources warn that lumber costs could rise again over the next few weeks. The reason? Two possible causes could be the weather, says BofA. Like 2020, wildfires could impact supply (see below) and the upcoming hurricane season could cause demand spikes.

Nova USA Wood Hires Mechanical Engineer

Nova USA Wood Products 08/17/2021

Naomi Comstock Joins Nova Team

Naomi Comstock has joined the mechanical engineering team of Nova USA Wood Products, Inc., a leading supplier of high-quality hardwood products and accessories. As a mechanical engineer, Comstock was hired to support the ongoing development of cutting-edge fastening and installation technologies designed to increase the speed, efficacy and beauty of hardwood decking and siding applications.

New Partnership with Champion Tool Corp Developed

Nova USA Wood Products 06/23/2021

Providing Premium Truck and Trailer Solutions has partnered with Champion Cutting Tool Corp. to provide customers nationwide with the high-grade solutions needed to install and repair the hardwood flooring used in flatbed trailer, truck and van body applications. These solutions now include Champion’s countersink and XL5 drill bits as well as’s full line of rough and shiplap solid hardwood truck flooring, laminated hardwood van body flooring, scuff liners, tie-down rails and supplies like the company’s premium-grade Apitong Oil wood finish.

Bill Campbell Case Study

Will Chelak 05/11/2021

Home Improvement & Repair

What better way to make your wife happy than to build your mother-in-law her own private oasis on your property. Happy wife, happy life, right?

Yellow Balau Product Spotlight

Steve Getsiv 05/01/2021

Merchant Magazine Feature on Yellow Balau

As the supply of popular hardwoods such as Ipe, Cumaru and Batu tightens, many customers are taking a closer look at alternatives such as Yellow Balau.

Laminated Truck Flooring Inventory Expanded

Nova USA Wood Products 04/20/2021

Better Accommodation for Truck Body and Dry Van Application Now Possible

Classic Restorations

David Cavagnaro 03/18/2021

Deck Specialist

"My Clients only built the deck as an afterthought. They never really throught they would use it. Since its installation, they're out there every night." said Cavagnaro.

Siding Clip Product Spotlight

Keaton Smith 02/22/2021

Commercial Construction & Renovation

As a result, the latest hidden fasteners are gaining increased popularity for their ability to ensure superior aesthetics, while providing better insulation and resilience than standard siding systems.

Mike Holm Case Study

Keaton Smith 01/21/2021

Architectural West

“With the help of my wife and children, we designed a showpiece. It is a wood person’s dream home built with only the finest products available in the market today,” explained Holm.

Joe Wixom Case Study

Will Chelak 01/05/2021

Home Improvement and Repair

As a result, Wixom not only understands fine woodworking, but also the aesthetic value of the materials needed to achieve a project’s beautiful look and feel.

Deck Maintenance Tips

Steve Getsiv 12/15/2020

Modern Contractor Solutions

But, no matter the material, builders should make customers aware that nearly every deck requires some form of maintenance beyond the occasional power wash or cleaning to prevent algae and fungus growth as well as the inevitable discoloring that accompanies age.

Deck Care Q&A

Brian Sodoma 11/16/2020


For those who do a lot of staining work, questions about maintaining wooden decks also surface. Here, Keaton Smith, Wood Systems Product Manager for Nova USA Wood Products, tackles a few common questions customers have this time of year about getting their wood decks through winter.

Camp Prime Time

AB Editors 04/01/2020

Athletic Business

“I reached out to Nova USA Wood Products hoping to make a deal for lumber and various other supplies,” says Berthon. “I was stunned when they offered to help free-of-charge. Subsequently, I was able to leverage this support into the donation of everything else we needed to rebuild the trailer.”

Stephen Brazier Case Study

Nova USA Wood Products 12/02/2019

Floor Covering Installer

On the recommendation of a local colleague, Brazier experimented with Nova USA’s ExoShield Wood Stain. ExoShield is specifically-designed to provide long-lasting, superior protection for exterior decking, siding, and outdoor furniture.

Tim Wulf Case Study

Steve Getsiv 10/01/2019

Architectural West

“We wanted something that looked gorgeous and would really hold up to the elements,” offered Wulf. “A great deal of time was spent researching all the alternatives, but it was all worth it. People can’t take their eyes off the deck.