Category : News

Hancock Lumber acquires Mainley Trusses

January 18, 2018

Hancock Lumber has acquired Mainely Trusses, a roof and floor truss manufacturing facility based in Fairfield, Maine. Two Maine businesses are joining forces with the acquisition. The addition of Mainely … Read More

Builder confidence remains strong as new year starts

January 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing … Read More

Odom named Business Manager for Roseburg’s Plywood and Lumber Business

January 16, 2018

Springfield, Ore. – Roseburg Forest Products has announced that Phil Odom has been named Business Manager for Roseburg’s Plywood and Lumber Business. The newly-created role consolidates the reporting structure of the … Read More

Builders see materials prices and labor access as top challenges in 2018

The monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index includes a set of “special” questions on a topic of current interest to the housing industry. In December 2017, the special questions asked … Read More

Residential remodeling spending trends upward

January 15, 2018

Spending on residential remodels will continue to grow at a modest pace in the next two years, said industry experts at a press conference hosted by NAHB Remodelers at the … Read More

Softwood lumber, OSB, and gypsum lead 2017 price increases

Prices paid for OSB (-13.0%), softwood lumber (-1.0%), and inputs to residential construction (-0.1%), all decreased in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor … Read More

Zillow predicts hottest housing markets for 2018

The U.S. housing market is hot, with more than half (52.6%) of all homes nationwide worth as much or more than they were at the peak of the national housing boom in … Read More

Hanson retires from Weekes Forest Products

Bob Hanson has retired from Weekes Forest Products. Hanson was Manager of Marketing/Training & Shareholder. After 40-plus years in the industry, 27 with Weekes Forest Products, Hanson retired at the … Read More

Prospective home buyers sidelined by availability, affordability

While starts increased by 9% in 2017 over 2016, the characteristics of these new homes stayed largely the same, according to survey results from NAHB released during a press conference … Read More

BMC parts ways with CEO

January 11, 2018

ATLANTA — BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. has announced that President and CEO Peter C. Alexander, 61, is leaving the company under mutual agreement effective immediately. Current Director David L. Keltner, 58, will serve … Read More