Housing starts rise in October

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Total housing starts increased in October, with solid readings from the single-family sector, the National Association of Home Builders reports. Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7% in October to a seasonally … Read More

NLBMDA ‘extremely concerned’ with portions of House tax bill

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Washington — The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released the following statement regarding the House passage of major tax reform legislation. Today, the House of Representatives passed … Read More

BlueTarp Financial Q3 Building Supply Index reaches record high

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PORTLAND, Maine — BlueTarp Financial, a credit management company for B2B suppliers, has released its Q3 2017 Building Supply Index. The Q3 2017 index value rose to 134.14 from 126.52 … Read More

Epicor launches updates to BisTrack Software

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Epicor Software Corporation has announced general availability of two new Epicor BisTrack applications— Epicor BisTrack Price Checker and Epicor BisTrack Warehouse Management for Android devices—for users of the business management software … Read More

Builder confidence climbs to eight-month high in November

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WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing … Read More

Kodiak Building Partners acquires Arizona Wholesale Supply Company

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Kodiak Building Partners has acquired Arizona Wholesale Supply Company (AWS), an appliance and flooring dealer that specializes in the support of residential contractors and their customers. AWS has three locations in … Read More

WCLBMA names 2018 officers

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The West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) has elected new officers and directors for 2018 and confirmed other officers and directors who remain on the board. The action … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Managing business peaks and valleys

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The old saw, “You got to dance with them what brung you,” is a nice sentiment, but how valid is it in our business? More to the point, if your … Read More

Epicor announces LBM Customer Excellence Awards winners

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Lumber and building materials dealers were recognized for technology innovation and fast implementation and deployment of an Epicor Software solution at Epicor’s Lumber & Building Materials User Conference 2017. The Customer … Read More

In Depth: Tech tools

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With increasing adoption – and anytime access – software, apps, and other tech tools are boosting efficiencies for dealers across the country