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Easing Lending Restrictions Good for Builders and CMs

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:40

More builders and developers are obtaining residential constructions loans, with the end of 2017 marking 19 consecutive quarters of loan growth, helping bring more lots for new homes online.

Bill Pulte, Founder of Pulte Homes, Dies at 85

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:28

William Pulte, who built his first house as a teenager and went on to found one of the country’s largest home builders, churning out some 600,000 houses and becoming a billionaire, died on Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 85.

Boise Cascade Buys Nashville Lumber Distributor

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:25

Boise Cascade Company announced an agreement to acquire Lumberman's Wholesale Distributors, a distributor of engineered wood products, commodity lumber items, and specialty building materials in Nashville, Tennessee.

BlueLinx to Buy Cedar Creek's 31 Locations for $413M

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:19

BlueLinx, a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Creek, a leading building products wholesale distributor.

DOC Outlines Steel Tariff Product Exclusion Process

Mon, 2018-03-19 10:40

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports.

AED Cut Jobsite Cardiac Arrest Deaths Dramatically

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:14

An international group of researchers has discovered that those suffering from cardiac arrest in a public setting are twice as likely to survive if an automated external defibrillator (AED) was utilized before emergency help arrived.

Secs. Ross & Mnuchin Give Perspectives on Steel Tariffs

Mon, 2018-03-12 14:42

On March 5, President Trump signed two proclamations to temporarily increase tariffs on imported steel by 25 percent and aluminum by 10 percent. The new tariffs will take effect March 23, but it’s currently unclear how long they will remain in place and which countries they will ultimately be imposed upon.

Idaho's Top Builder Credits Trusses for Success

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:16

According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, Idaho’s top builder, CBH Homes, has stayed ahead of its competitors by address the labor shortage head on. 

Atlas Engineered Products Continues Canadian Expansion

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:05

Atlas Engineered Products, a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, is pleased to announce an important expansion initiative in Northern Alberta.

CMs Work Hard, Play Hard, to Advance Components

Mon, 2018-03-12 11:54

SBCA’s meeting in Tampa, Florida last week was a perfect illustration of how to work hard and play hard. These quarterly gatherings are all about building relationships and finding solutions to the industry’s biggest problems.  They’re also all about having a little fun.

MiTek Releases 2018 Online Product Catalog with Fastener Guide

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:40

?MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Hurricane Prompts 84 Lumber to Open Florida Location

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:32

84 Lumber has opened a new location in Florida in response to a growing need for lumber and building materials after the devastating effects of last year's Hurricane Irma.

Katerra Outlines Major Expansion Plans in 2018

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:29

By this time next year, Katerra—a technology startup whose end-to-end business model combines prefabrication, architectural, and construction services primarily for multifamily housing—expects to have six manufacturing plants up and running, including its first mass timber factory.

Foxworth-Galbraith Buys Roswell Lumber’s NM Operations

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:19

Foxworth-Galbraith announced today it is acquiring Roswell Lumber's Builders Stores of New Mexico division. The transaction basically brings the Builders Do it Center store in Roswell, N.M., into the FoxGal family. 

Video: Administration Explains Reasons Behind Steel Tariffs

Mon, 2018-03-05 12:12

President Trump is anticipated to slap new tariffs on aluminum and steel later this week, or early next week. Some are wondering, will these be applied to everyone?

Infographic: Softwood Lumber Board Touts Success

Mon, 2018-03-05 11:56

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) recently published this infographic to illustrate the extensive marketing efforts the SLB has undertaken on behalf of North American softwood lumber producers. 

Rex Lumber Investing $110M to Build Alabama Mill

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:46

Rex Lumber Co. plans to build a state-of-the-art lumber manufacturing facility in Pike County, AL creating more than 110 jobs and providing a significant economic boost to the region’s forest products industry.

Tolko Announces Partnership to Build Mill in Louisiana

Mon, 2018-03-05 10:29

Hunt Forest Products, a manufacturer and seller of Southern Yellow Pine plywood, veneer, and hardwood lumber, will team up with Tolko Industries, a Canadian specialty forest products firm, to build a $115 million state-of-the-art lumber mill in Louisiana.