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  • Tight inventory slows down housing market
  • Tindell’s Building Materials Celebrates 125 Years
  • CoreLogic: Home prices up 6.6% year-over-year in May
  • Nunda Lumber Celebrates 85 Years
  • News Briefs
  • Industry Events
Tight inventory slows down housing market

Vancouver, Washington, a bedroom community across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, has seen its inventory of homes for sale shrink as the housing market picked up after the Great Recession and available homes got snapped up. First-time home buyers and others looking for affordable homes see the area as an alternative to Portland, where rents and home prices have soared in recent years.

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Tindell’s Building Materials Celebrates 125 Years

Knoxville-based Tindell’s Building Materials is celebrating 125 years of service, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Chairman Carl Tindell told the News Sentinel that the company claims it is 125 years old, but chances are its history goes back even farther. The earliest payroll record the Tindell can find is dated 1892, so that is the year they go with.

According to the company’s website, Tindell’s started in 1907 in East Tennessee when Fate Tindell (Carl Tindell’s grandfather) produced lumber from a steam-powered sawmill. The company has been in the Tindell family since and now has five locations.

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CoreLogic: Home prices up 6.6% year-over-year in May
  • U.S. home prices continue to climb, rising 1.2% from April to May and 6.6% year-over-year, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index.
  • CoreLogic estimates home prices will increase 5.3% by May 2018, keeping in line with a steady lift in home-price growth forecasts since January. Prices are expected to increase 0.9% from May to June.

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LBM Strategies Conference 2017. Real Dealers. Real Insights. Real Solutions.

LBM StrategiesJoin other LBM industry leaders from across the U.S. to learn, share and connect this September, then get back to work armed with fresh ideas and actionable insights to grow your sales, your business and your brand. Breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail receptions—all included with your registration—offer an ideal opportunity to reconnect with old friends and build fresh connections.

LBM Strategies 2017 will be held at the new Omni Hotel, Frisco, Texas, (opening: July 2017). The cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys brand new, state-of-the-art training facility and world headquarters, the hotel is located 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, and less than 30 minutes from both DFW and Love Field Airports.

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Nunda Lumber Celebrates 85 Years

Nunda Lumber in Nunda, N.Y. is celebrating 85 years in business. The company, founded by Purl Zeilman in 1932, started out providing coal in a 1,100 square-foot space, Livingston County News reports. The company has been in the family since, passing to Zeilman’s daughter, Margaret, and her husband, Arland Russell. From there, it passed to the couple’s son, Larry Russell, and then to Larry’s son, Dana, the current and fourth-generation owner.

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The Perfect High-End, Low-Maintenance Solution for any Homeowner

GrayneNatural cedar is beautiful. With Grayne Engineered Shake & Shingle, you get the same beauty with none of the maintenance. Providing aesthetic advantages, and a look that will last a lifetime, Grayne offers moisture-resistant cellular PVC products to create attention grabbing features that have outstanding performance against nature. And since they don’t splinter, rot, delaminate or swell, they can be installed in direct contact with the ground. You can choose to stick with their brilliant white paint color or paint them to match any surrounding elements.

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News Briefs

ABC Supply Acquires Capstone Supply MORE

Lumberman's Acquires Michigan Prestain MORE

Fairway Hires Two for Sales Staff MORE

New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May MORE

Industry Events


July 20-21,  Florida Building Material Suppliers Association (FBMA) Summer EducationConference, Orlando, FL,

July 27-30, Building Material Suppliers Association (BMSA) Summer Conference, Virginia Beach, VA,

Aug. 24-26, Orgill Fall Dealer Market, Boston,

Sept. 7-8, LBM Strategies Conference, Frisco, TX,

Sept. 20-22, Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) Annual Conference & Expo, Savannah, GA,

Sept. 25-27, True Value Fall Reunion, Chicago, IL,

Oct. 4-6, Florida Building Material Association (FBMA) Convention and Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo, Orlando, FL,

Oct. 13-16, Do it Best Fall Market, Indianapolis, IN,

Oct. 22-24, LBM Advantage Forest Products Conference, Baltimore, MD,

Oct 24-26, Forest Products & Building Materials Expo, Philadelphia, PA,

Nov. 7-9, Western Building Material Association 115th Annual Convention, Marysville, WA,

Nov. 8-9, West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) Annual Convention and 100th Anniversary Celebration, Rancho Mirage, CA,

Nov 8-10, NAWLA Trader's Market, Chicago, IL,