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In This Issue
  • Senators Urge Resolution of US, Canada Softwood Lumber Deal
  • Conference Recap: LBM Strategies 2016
  • Industry Groups Look to Election to Jumpstart Housing Finance Reform
  • Why Housing Numbers Are Not As Horrible As They Look
  • Millennials Are Making Their Move
  • News Briefs
  • Industry Events

Senators urge resolution of US, Canada softwood lumber deal

A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Obama to encourage Canada to forge an agreement on a new softwood lumber trade deal.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), along with 21 other senators, said they are disappointed that Canada seems reluctant to follow through with completing a deal, further undermining U.S. efforts to notch a final pact. 

Read the whole story at The Hill


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Conference Recap: LBM Strategies 2016

LBM STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2016 attracted more than 140 industry pros to the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., to hear from key influencers and thought leaders.

Topics ranged from sales, company culture, new technologies and management, to succession planning strategies and much, much more. 

Read the whole story at LBM Journal


Screw Products, Inc. Receives ICC ESR-3654 For Selected Structural Screws!

Screw Products Screw Products, Inc. has received ICC Code Approval (ESR-3654) for its Bronze Star CCTX Star Drive Structural Lag Screws and Timber Hex TH & THG 5/16" Hex Head Structural / Landscape Screws. The Bronze Star CCTX are packaged in Bulk, 100ct, & 50ct with Free Star Drive Bit. The Timber Hex TH Black and THG Gray are packaged in Bulk & 50ct with Free Hex Bit. These screws are also available individually with UPC sticker. See our website for more information.

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Industry Groups Look to Election to Jumpstart Housing Finance Reform

The housing industry is looking for November's election to resolve the inertia that has plagued real estate finance reform efforts during the Obama administration.

That frustration has led the National Association of Home Builders to endorse Congressional candidates for the first time.

Read the whole story at National Mortgage News


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Why housing numbers are not as horrible as they look

September housing starts came in 9 percent below August and 12 percent below September 2015, according to the U.S. Census, but those big drops belie a huge improvement for the market, at least in this monthly read.

Those numbers are totals, based on both single-family homes, which are desperately needed, and multifamily apartments, which have seen a construction boom over the last three years.

Read the whole story at CNBC


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Millennials are Making Their Move

The buying power of millennials is kicking into high gear, especially in the housing market. A massive new Zillow report on housing trends found that in terms of buying, millennials under 36 years old are half of today's U.S. homebuyer market. They also reflect an increasingly racially diverse middle class, with "old-fashioned aspirations, seeking a home that is both a good investment and a reflection of themselves."

Read the whole story at The M Report


CALL FOR ENTRIES! 2017 LBM Journal Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

EOY CFE LBM Journal's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognize leaders from three companies of different sizes who epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By our definition, an entrepreneurial company excels at identifying underserved-or emerging-markets, satisfying customers, and constantly working to grow and improve its business.

We'll recognize entrepreneurial LBM dealers in three revenue categories: under $10 million, $10-$50 million, and $50 million-plus. Winners will be profiled in the January 2017 issue of LBM Journal.

There is NO cost to enter. All entries/nominations must be received by November 1.

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News Briefs

Optimism Builds in Remodeling Market MORE

Arrow Building Centers Buys Fullerton Lumber MORE

Builder Confidence Remains Solid in October MORE

KOMA, Cardinal Building Partner in Mid-Atlantic MORE

Industry Events

Oct. 25-27, NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit, Charleston, SC,, 202.367.1169

Oct. 26-28, North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) Trader’s Market, Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 31-Nov. 4 - World Millwork Alliance (WMA) Annual Convention & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA,

Nov. 3-4, LMC Forest Products & Building Products Expo, Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 8-10, Western Building Material Association (WBMA) Annual Convention, Portland, OR,, 888.551.9262

Jan. 11-13, International Builders Show, Orlando, FL

Jan. 16-17, Northwestern Lumber Association (NLA) Building Products Expo, Bloomington, MN,

Jan. 17-19, North Dakota Retail Lumberman's Association Annual Convention, Fargo, ND,

Jan. 31, Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Convention, Wisconsin Dells, WI,

Feb. 1-2, Building Material Suppliers Association (BMSA) Building Products Show, Hickory, NC,

Feb. 15-17, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) LBM Expo, Providence, RI,

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