Category : News

Sponsored: A Greener Way to Slow the Burn 

June 20, 2018

How fire retardant treated wood is changing the way we build for fire safety. Buildings have always been designed to protect and safeguard the people and things that occupy them. … Read More

May housing starts reach post-recession high

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. … Read More

The Joint Center for Housing Studies releases 2018 State of the Nation’s Housing report

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Since the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies first released its seminal State of the Nation’s Housing report in 1988, more than 40 million housing units have been built in … Read More

Do it Best Corp. names Mergy to VP of IT role

June 18, 2018

FORT WAYNE — Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of co-op veteran John Mergy to Vice President of Information Technology, effective July 1, 2018. In this position, Mergy will … Read More

Recruiting: The CIA’s secret influence in the LBM industry

Christopher Costello, CEO of Timberline Enterprises LLC, a full-service LBM company based in Gloucester, Mass., is a recruiting machine. In 2008, he acquired a struggling single branch lumberyard with six employees … Read More

Lumber prices up, builder confidence down

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). … Read More

Lawmakers push for return to softwood lumber negotiations

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — 171 members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, asking that the U.S. … Read More

Leading sales trainer Rick Davis to present at LBM Strategies Conference 2018

June 11, 2018

Rick Davis, the LBM industry’s leading sales trainer and speaker will close out the LBM Strategies Conference 2018 in Philadelphia this September. Davis’ topic, “The Concierge Sales Leader,” will feature … Read More

Cook named President at Binford Supply

Balch Springs, TEXAS – U.S. Fence Solutions Co., a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Building Industry Partners, has announced that Jeff Cook has been appointed President of Binford … Read More

German company Knauf to buy USG in $7 billion deal

IPHOFEN, Germany & CHICAGO — Gebr. Knauf KG and USG Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement in which Knauf will acquire all of the outstanding shares of USG in … Read More