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  • The U.S. Housing Market: 10 Years after the Bubble
  • U.S. delays final duties on Canadian lumber to buy time for settlement
  • Here are the 10 hottest housing markets in August
  • From Lawyer to Lumberman
  • News Briefs
  • Industry Events
The U.S. Housing Market: 10 Years after the Bubble

Ten years ago, the U.S. housing market bubble burst and the resulting credit market crisis pushed the U.S. economy into its worst recession since the Great Depression. Now that the U.S. has just begun its ninth year of economic expansion, what does the housing market look like today? Are there any signs that indicate the formation of a new housing bubble?

Read the whole story at Insight.Factset

If It’s Broken, Incredi-Bond Can Fix It.

TapcoINCREDI-BOND® is a high strength two-component epoxy specifically designed to be a bonding agent for almost all household materials including wood, steel, concrete, brick, stone and CMU block. Learn about INCREDI-BOND and our full line of epoxy products for cracked and uncracked concrete, masonry, general purpose and DOT.
INCREDI-BOND, which is moisture-insensitive, has a two-year shelf life when stored in unopened containers in dry conditions between 40°-95°F.
INCREDI-BOND offers over 1,000 psi bond strength in two days, a quick initial cure time of two hours at 75°F, and a convenient 20-minute working time.
You can trowel it, sand it, paint it — with no sag, no drip — making it great for vertical and overhead patch-and-repairs of holes and cracks, as well as for corner repairs to concrete and block walls.
INCREDI-BOND not only cures in damp environments, you can even use it underwater to repair pool tiles —without draining the pool. It’s professional-grade epoxy. If It's broken, INCREDI-BOND can fix it.
U.S. delays final duties on Canadian lumber to buy time for settlement

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday announced a 2-1/2 month delay in determining final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber to buy more time to negotiate a settlement of the trade dispute.

Read the whole story at Reuters

Roseburg DuraTemp® Real Wood Siding

Roseburg Roseburg DuraTemp® siding has a natural textured appearance with a surface that is 100% clear and free of patches and repairs. It’s easy to paint and can withstand exposure to the elements. DuraTemp is manufactured with a strong plywood veneer inner core made of western softwood veneer and a fully water resistant (NAUF) phenolic resin. The surface is a tough hardboard face that won’t split, crack or check -- even with rough treatment. The plywood core is easy to handle and install yet stronger than most other siding products. Unlike vinyl and cement siding, DuraTemp siding is made from real wood, an environmentally friendly renewable resource.

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Here are the 10 hottest housing markets in August

As the new school year gets underway, the nation’s housing market isn’t expected to improve much, with inventory shortages and rising home prices likely to continue.

The names at the top of the list for the hottest housing markets in August should look pretty familiar except for one housing market that made a surprising jump, moving six places on the list.

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Management software for lumber, building materials and hardware dealers

SpruceSpruce™ software is based in Microsoft® Windows® making it easy to learn and use. Designed around a document management solution, Spruce provides information from point-of-sale to the integrated general ledger. With drill-down capability throughout the software, users can connect outside data and web-links directly to transactions, customers, jobs, or vendors, ensuring all information is easily accessible.

Spruce offers integrated business intelligence through tailored analytic views, including alerts and drill-down ability. Reports are easily exported to Microsoft® Excel® or PDF and users can access Spruce from any workstation or tablet with internet access.

Find out how Spruce can help you manage your business. 800-777-8231

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From Lawyer to Lumberman

It may just be that more than any other industry, LBM is one that sees the highest rate of family succession—Dads passing lumberyards along to sons and daughters, who wait for decades to do the same for their own children.

Perhaps that is why Dave Reichert’s story comes up often in conversation when LBM dealers share tales of how they got into the industry. Reichert didn’t come from a lumberyard or builder family. He didn’t grow up in the yard alongside dad and grandpa. As Reichert likes to say, “Hardly anybody volunteers to get into our industry; they’re born into it.”

Read the whole story at LBM Journal

FREE Builders’ Show Expo Pass - Offer Extended!

IBSUntil September 15th, dealers and distributors can register for a free expo pass to the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). IBS is the building industry’s biggest event, featuring unparalleled networking opportunities to meet vital business partners while exploring the largest trade show in North America showcasing the latest building products, trends and technology. Join us in Orlando, January 9-11, to grow your business and increase your sales.


Register for your free expo pass today!
News Briefs

Ring’s End acquires Tuxis Lumber MORE

Young named UltraLox Eastern U.S. Sales VP MORE

JELD-WEN acquires MMI Door MORE

Tapco discontinues Clubhouse Decking and Railing MORE

Industry Events

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,

Jan. 10-12, International Builders Show, Orlando, FL