Report: Solving the Trade Shortage
In Scott Sedam’s June 2016 article in Professional Builder Magazine, he shares how a group of builders and contractors in the Grand Rapids, Mich. area took matters into their own hands and attracted more than 9,300 students to participate in a day-long conference. These students saw multiple alternatives to traditional 4-year college programs where they can learn skills and trades that could make a serious dent in our nationwide trade shortage. To read more about it, see the article in Professional Builder Magazine.
Report: Court Rules in Favor of Menards Founder in Case Against Former Fiancee | September 21, 2016
The founder of the Menards building supply chain doesn’t have to give his ex-fiancee ownership interest in the company, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. John Menard’s former finacee had sued for … Read More
Report: Lumber Trade War Brewing | August 25, 2016
Bloomberg featured a story today on the escalation of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over a new softwood lumber trade agreement. The countries are currently operating under a … Read More
Report: Philly-Area Lumberyard Closing After 153 Years | August 12, 2016
A long-standing Philadelphia-area lumberyard is closing after 153 years in business. The Philadelphia Inquirer shares the story of Fritz Lumber Co. of Berwyn, Penn., and its owners William “Howard” Fritz … Read More