Category : Articles

Product Picks: January 2018

January 8, 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. CertainTeed® Restoration Millwork® Line of Cellular PVC Trim The latest additions to the Restoration … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Sexual harassment policies

January 5, 2018

Today’s headlines are dominated by allegations of sexual harassment, often reaching the highest levels of government and business. Companies across all industries are taking a fresh look inside their operations, … Read More

Misura Group joins NLBMDA’s Manufacturers and Services Council

January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has announced that Misura Group is the newest member of the association’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The … Read More

Editor’s Note: Three action items for 2018

As a new year gets up and running, there’s no shortage of predictions and forecasts for what’s in store for the residential construction industry in 2018. There will always be … Read More

In Depth: Insulation & housewrap

January 3, 2018

Performance and innovation drive the insulation and weatherization product segments, both of which are positioned for strong, sustained growth. With the upswing of the U.S. housing market, both new construction … Read More

Tough Call: How much is too much?

January 2, 2018

New owners want to cut your top rep’s pay, which would likely send her to the competition. Like many family-owned companies, XY Lumber recently reached a place where members of … Read More

Entrepreneurs of the year: 2018

LBM Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognize three LBM companies of different sizes that epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By our definition, an entrepreneur describes a company where leadership excels … Read More

Pending home sales inch up in November

December 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National Association of … Read More

Kight Home Centers expanding with kitchen design store

December 21, 2017

Kight Home Centers, based in Evansville, Ind. plans to open a new kitchen design store. The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, Tenn. reports that the store will open in Clarksville by March … Read More

Reset begins for overtime pay eligibility

December 12, 2017

On Aug. 31, a federal district court permanently invalidated changes made to the Overtime Rule under President Obama. This follows a Nov. 22, 2016, preliminary injunction barring enforcement. The final … Read More