A New York investment firm has acquired the rights to TimberSil treated lumber and will try to resume production this year, according to a report published by Environmental Building News (free registration is required). When it was first introduced more than a decade ago, TimberSil was hailed by green-building advocates as a non-toxic replacement for chemically treated wood, but it ran into a variety of problems, including poor distribution and some well-publicized flops. Brad Pitt's Make it Right foundation, for example, sued parent company Timber Treatment Technologies after the foundation replaced prematurely rotting TimberSil on houses it built in New Orleans. ASM Capital picked up rights to TimberSil after Timber Treatment Technologies defaulted on a loan, and says it has confidence in the material despite past problems. No date was set for getting TimberSil back on the market. Read More