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D.R. Horton Plans for Housing Market Strength Through 2020

Mon, 2018-08-06 21:21

Despite signs that headwinds are on the horizon, homebuilder D.R. Horton issued some rather ambitious guidance numbers, not just for the next fiscal year but for fiscal 2020 as well.

GP Announces New $150M SYP Mill in Georgia

Mon, 2018-08-06 21:09

Georgia-Pacific announced today plans for a $150 million, 320,000-square foot, technologically advanced lumber mill, which is targeted to begin in 2018 with an anticipated startup in late fall 2019.

Simpson Offers 30 Construction Management Scholarships

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:53

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, hosted more than 30 college students awarded with a Simpson Strong-Tie® Student Scholarship for the 2018–2019 academic year.

BMC Sees Significant Growth in Component Sales in Q2

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:47

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of diversified building products, services and innovative solutions in the U.S. residential construction market, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. 

SBCA Agrees With APA’s Dr. Yeh Regarding Design Values

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:37

SBCA’s hope is that all CMs begin to ask their OSB and lumber suppliers for mill specific sealed design values for each grade they purchase, as Dr. Yeh suggests they should expect.

The Ugliest Building in Every State According to Residents

Mon, 2018-07-30 16:41

A recent Building Insider article whimsically looked at the “ugliest” buildings in each state, according to a survey of the people who live there.

6 Structural Performance Myths of CFS Steel Framing

Mon, 2018-07-30 16:22

When some building owners consider structural systems for their construction projects, they overlook cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. Why? There are many common misconceptions about the effectiveness of CFS as a structural material.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Homes Drops Sharply

Mon, 2018-07-30 15:52

Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey of from the National Association of Realtors.

How Well Does Modular Construction Compete with CMs?

Mon, 2018-07-30 15:43

With the shortage of construction labor, builders are exploring a wide range of options for reducing the number of workers required on the jobsite. While components have proven to be a viable and valuable option for doing so, other innovative forms of prefabricated housing are gaining attention.

14% of U.S. Adults Plan to Buy a House Soon

Mon, 2018-07-30 13:23

This post releases the second edition of the Housing Trends Report (HTR), a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets. 

Canfor Has Paid $51.7M in CVD Tariffs Since Enacted

Mon, 2018-07-30 13:18

Canfor Corporation says it paid $51.7 million in countervailing duties in the second quarter, the result of U.S. tariffs that went into force in 2017.

Menards Opening Mega Store Outside Cleveland

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:59

A new Menards Mega Store is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 24 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Infographic: Trusses Small Part of Overall Home Costs

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:54

This article looks at all the costs associated with constructing a new home and how those costs relate to one another to provide perspective on their relative contribution to overall costs.

84 Lumber Repeats at D.R. Horton’s Top Supplier

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:28

84 Lumber was recently named D.R. Horton’s Distributor of the Year for 2017. The company, which received the same honor in 2016, was officially recognized at an awards ceremony at D.R. Horton’s trade show in Las Vegas on June 28.

DOL Eliminates Pro-Union “Persuader Rule”

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:25

The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule, which exceeded the authority of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Tax Reforms Lift Manufacturer Optimism to All-Time High

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:09

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released the results of the Manufacturers' Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2018, which shows that 95.1 percent of manufacturers have a positive outlook for their companies—an all-time record.

Canada’s Conifex Completes Purchase of 2 SYP Mills

Mon, 2018-07-16 14:52

Conifex Timber Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Suwannee sawmill in Cross City, Florida and the Caddo River sawmill in Glenwood Arkansas.

Southern Pine Beetle Could Threaten Future SYP Supply

Mon, 2018-07-16 14:02

So many pests are killing so many iconic Southern trees that it's easy to overlook the most destructive one of all: the Southern pine beetle. But it's back. And forestry consultants have begun to alert their clients.

Truck Driver Shortage Reaching Crisis Levels for Mills

Mon, 2018-07-16 13:44

The demand for truck drivers is extreme. Shipping expenses are at an all-time high: it costs more than $1.85 a mile to ship a dry, non-refrigerated good. That's an increase of nearly 40 percent from a year ago

Video: Driverless Truck Can Haul 16 Tons of Logs

Mon, 2018-07-16 13:34

Unlike the T-Pod, the T-Log comes equipped with off-roading capabilities and is designed for one specific purpose: hauling tons of gigantic tree logs.