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  • Begin "Yardscaping" with Landscape Rocks

    Posted 1 July 2014 4:14 PM by Universal Forest Products

    If your yard is wearing you and your wallet thin, it might be a good time to graduate from landscaping to yardscaping; that is, from the expensive and old-fashioned maintenance of grass, flowers and trees to creating outdoor spaces that require less money and effort, but are more aesthetically pleasing, functional and – often – more environmentally friendly. Welcome to Outdoor Essentials’ version of yardscaping 101.  Over the next few blog posts, the team from Outdoor Ess...

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  • Tips For Better Gardening From The Outdoor Essentials Experts

    Posted 20 May 2014 3:59 PM by Universal Forest Products

    The products from Outdoor Essentials not only produce more aesthetically appealing gardens, they make them easier to maintain. We want you to get the most out of your garden, with the least amount of effort. In that vein, the experts from Outdoor Essentials have compiled the following tips to help improve your gardening enjoyment – and your yields. 1. Determine your area’s early plantings. Typically, good early plantings include brassicas, a family of plants that includes kale, broc...

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  • Custom Concrete Crown Forms Built for Massive Tunnel Project

    Posted 25 July 2011 11:30 AM by

    Project: Devil’s Slide Tunnel – Custom Crown Forms Pacifica, California UFP Plant: Thornton, California Jared Hillier, concrete forming specialist, from Thornton, CA, helped a customer out of a hole when an entire forming system purchased from another company couldn’t be manufactured and delivered on time. The contractor needed UFP’s help for the Devil’s Slide Tunnel project, a twin-tunnel arrangement that will help reduce highway overflow traffic and create a ...

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  • Designing and Engineering Concrete Forms - Look to Universal Forest Products

    Posted 26 May 2011 11:13 AM by

    DESIGN OF THE TIMES UFP is committed to delivering the most innovative designs and to engineering the most suitable, cost-effective concrete forms for the job.  Whatever the size of your application, Universal will develop and build concrete forms that meet your construction goals. Universal’s skilled engineering department works closely with our national concrete forming team to help bring new designs and ideas to the table, to solve problems, and to ultimately make you and your c...

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  • Gates Concrete Forming Systems, Great Solutions for Custom Forming

    Posted 27 January 2011 9:53 AM by

    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 saf...

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