In addition to the 8’ lengths currently in stock, Hamilton Building Supply will now be stocking 4×4 Western Red Cedar / Grade A & Better in 12’ and 16’ lengths. Pitch and resin-free, Western Red Cedar is a highly durable, naturally beautiful wood that is well-suited to many building projects. For more information about Western Red Cedar or any of the other species of wood carried by Hamilton Building Supply, please contact your HBS sales associate.



Milled from the highest-grade FJ Poplar substrate, Garden State’s DC400 and DC412 casing profiles from their Designer Moulding Collection are meticulously manufactured to the highest quality standards. They come pre-finished under Garden State’s proprietary 4-step priming system, which means that they are double-primed and double buffed. Their fairly intricate design and 18-foot lengths make them ideal for door trim. They can also be special ordered for any arched casing or curved crown application. Their longer length also translates into less waste on casings and fewer seams on bases and crowns. Please feel free to ask us about these two new additions to the extensive moulding selections available from Hamilton Building Supply.



When it comes to door design, the increasing trend is definitely to all things modern. For that minimalistic, modern look, TruStile has now added the following concealed hinges to its door packages:
Tectus TE 340 3D – Adjustable in 3 dimensions
Load Capacity: 176 lbs. (2 hinges)
Minimum Door Thickness: 1-3/4”
Opening Angle: 180 degrees
Tectus TE 540 3D – Adjustable in 3 dimensions
Load Capacity: 264 lbs. (2 hinges)
Minimum Door Thickness: 1-3/4
Opening Angle: 180 degrees



With all the warm spring-like weather we’ve experienced in late February, everyone seems to be in spring mode – and spring is typically clean-up time. Be sure to include extra boxes of Contractor Clean-Up bags with your next order. You can also look to Hamilton Building Supply for many other clean-up tools, including rakes, shovels, pushbrooms and even wheelbarrows. And, of course, if Mother Nature decides to send a blizzard our way in March, HBS has ice melt, calcium chloride and snow shovels!


MARCH: Thursday, 3/30 – Getting To Know Each Other Night
APRIL: Wednesday, 4/26 – Best Estimating Software for Contractors
MAY: Tuesday, 5/23 – Topic to be announced

All meetings will be held at K.C. Prime, 4160 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Cocktails at 5:30 pm            Dinner at 6:30 pm             Admission Fee: $35
                                               Call your HBS sales associate or Armida at 609-587-4020 to reserve your spot.


Know the differences between the various types of burns and treat the victim accordingly:
1st Degree Burn – The least serious type, this only involves the outer layer of skin but can cause redness, swelling and pain. Generally treated as a minor burn, you should seek medical attention if the burn involves much of the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks or any major joint.
2nd Degree Burn – A 2nd degree burn is usually evidenced by red, white or splotchy skin with swelling, blisters and pain. If it is no larger than 3 inches in diameter, you can treat it as a minor burn, again seeking medical attention if it covers a large area and/or affects the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks or a major joint.
3rd Degree Burn – The most serious of burns, this involves all layers of the skin, the underlying fat and may even affect muscle and bone. Burned areas may be charred black or white and the injured person may experience difficulty breathing and/or suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure to other toxins. Seek medical help immediately for 3rd-degree burn victims.

Treatment for Minor Burns:
• Cool the burn by holding the burned area under cool (not cold) running water for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pain eases. Then apply a clean towel dampened with cool tap water.
• Do not break small blisters. If blisters should break, clean the area with mild soap and water and cover with a non-stick gauze bandage.
• Apply moisturizer or aloe vera lotion or gel for pain relief. Over-the-counter pain medication such as Advil,
Motrin IB, Aleve or Tylenol can be administered.
• Consider a tetanus shot. Doctors recommend getting a tetanus shot at least every 10 years.

Treatment for Major Burns:   Immediately call 911 for emergency medical assistance. Until help arrives:
• Lay the person flat and protect them from further harm. Make sure they are no longer in contact with smoldering materials. However, if the burn victim has a facial burn, keep them sitting up. Never place a pillow under the head of an injured person suffering from an airway burn, as this can cause the airway to close. DO NOT remove burned clothing that is stuck to the skin.
• Check for circulation problems. Look for coughing or difficulty with breathing or moving. Begin CPR if necessary.
• Remove jewelry, belts and other restrictive items especially around the neck and/or around the burn area.
• DO NOT immerse severe burns in cold water. Doing so could result in hypothermia and/or shock.
• Elevate the burn area and raise the wound above heart level if at all possible.
• Cover the area of the burn with a cool, moist bandage or a clean cloth.
Information contained in this article was taken from www.mayoclinic and from www.webmd.

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