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U S LBM Purchases Raymond Building Supply, Expands in FL

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
June 01, 2016

U.S. LBM Holdings, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, today announced the acquisition of Raymond Building Supply, which is based in North Fort Myers, Fla.

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Huber to Expand Exterior Sheathing Production Capacity

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 31, 2016

Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC (“HEW”) announced it will increase production capacity through a contractual manufacturing agreement with Arbec Forest Products Inc. 

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Hayward Lumber Opens Truss Plant in California

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
June 03, 2016

Hayward Corp. opened a roof truss manufacturing facility at the back of its current lumber location at 800 West Betteravia Road in Santa Maria, California. 

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Canadian Lumber Cap Would Have Significant Impact on Housing

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
June 25, 2016

Recent NAHB estimates show that a 25 percent volume cap on softwood lumber imported from Canada, had it been in place in 2014, would have resulted in a significant loss of jobs.

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An Energy Efficiency Case Study on Double-Stud Exterior Walls

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 16, 2016

The double-stud exterior walls are modeled on those developed by Saskatchewan superinsulation pioneer Rob Dumont.

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Construction Experts Identify Most Innovative Building Envelope Products of 2016

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 13, 2016

The Parade of Products is a competition that occurs during the largest homebuilding trade show on the West Coast, PCBC, and is a celebration of the most inventive new product solutions of the past year. 

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Chart: 59% of Top 100 ProDealers Manufacture Components

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 13, 2016

Few questions more clearly define the business model of a ProSales 100 dealer than whether it just sells stuff or also makes and installs it.

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OSHA Releases Final Rule on Workplace Injury & Illness

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 11, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards.

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Top ProDealers Gaining Market Share from Big Boxes?

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 26, 2016

ProSales 100 companies' sharp revenue gains since 2012 have enabled them to claw back a few percentage points of market share in their competition with The Home Depot and Lowe's.

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Sawdust Storage Truck at Truss Plant Catches Fire

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 26, 2016

A fire started around 6 p.m. at Ridgway Truss Company, 235 SW 11th Place, in a semi-truck trailer that was used for storing sawdust, according to Gainesville Fire Rescue.

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Contractors Asking Congress to Bring Back Shop Class

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 19, 2016

With major worker shortages expected to persist and even rise for the construction industry, there are calls to bring shop classes back to schools.

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June OMP: Design QC

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 31, 2016

We'd like to know how you review design work to ensure accuracy prior to production. Please take a moment to fill out this poll.

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BMC Stock Makes '100 Most Trustworthy Companies' List

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 26, 2016

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. today announced the company has been named to the Forbes’ list of “The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.”

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MiTek Supply Chain Management Software Prominent Among Top 200 Builders

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 24, 2016

MiTek subsidiaries, BuilderMT and Sales Simplicity today announced that their software solutions are bringing measurable bottom line improvements to 64 of the top 200 home builders.

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Truss Plant Donates to Local College Trade Program

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 26, 2016

A locally owned family business has contributed a substantial donation towards Lethbridge College’s trades and technologies facility.

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OSHA 'Severe Violators' Cases Grow Steadily in Early 2016

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 25, 2016

Federal safety officials have added, through mid-April, 21 new construction-industry cases to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, according to a tabulation made by ENR.

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Judge Forces Reevaluation of Current Softwood Lumber Marketing Campaign

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 20, 2016

The Department of Agriculture failed to justify the amount of money it collects from U.S. lumber companies to support an industry marketing campaign, a federal judge ruled.

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Lowes Purchase of Canadian Counterpart Approved

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 12, 2016

The Lowe's takeover of Quebec-based Rona has now secured all the levels of approval it needs.

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Analyzing Trends Within the 2016 ProDealer 100

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 13, 2016

The 10 biggest companies account for $28.84 billion of the $41.74 billion that the entire ProSales 100 racked up in sales for 2015. That 69.1% share of the total is nearly eight points more than it was for last year’s list.

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ProSales Releases 2016 Top 100 ProDealers

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:31
May 13, 2016

The nation’s largest pro-oriented construction supply firms saw sales rise 10.2% in 2015 from their year-earlier performance to reach $41.74 billion, while they increased the number of facilities by 9.7% and grew payrolls by 10.5%.

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