LBM Journal

Guardian Building Products acquired by private investment firm

April 20, 2018

A Los Angeles-based private investment firm has acquired Guardian Building Products. In an email to customers and obtained by LBM Journal, Guardian Building Products President & COO Jim Becker stressed that … Read More

True Value finalizes deal with Acon

CHICAGO—True Value Company and ACON Investments have finalized a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of True Value Company and create the only branded national hardware wholesaler without a membership … Read More

Remodeling confidence remains strong despite three point slip

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous … Read More

Connecticut lumber dealers host legislative reception

April 19, 2018

              Hartford, Conn. — On Wednesday, April 18, the Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) hosted more than 75 legislators and their staff during … Read More

Andersen Corporation appoints Zipfel as Chief Marketing Officer

BAYPORT, Minn. — Andersen Corporation has appointed Annie Zipfel Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective April 16. Zipfel is responsible for building Andersen’s brands, expanding the company’s customer … Read More

Report: Remodeling expected to remain strong and steady into 2019

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University reports positive signs of strong home remodeling through next year. According to the report, the robust pace of spending on home … Read More

Weyerhaeuser adds Owens Corning FOAMULAR XPS to select West Coast markets

April 18, 2018

Seattle — Weyerhaeuser Distribution will stock the full-line of the FOAMULAR XPS portfolio at its distribution centers in Denver, Salt Lake City, Albany, Ore., Boise, Idaho, and Tacoma, Wash. Owens … Read More

PrimeSource names new President and CEO

Irving, Texas — PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. has appointed of Tom Koos as its President and CEO. “We are very pleased to welcome Tom to PrimeSource,” said Brandon Crawley, Interim … Read More

Ryan promoted to Retail Store Manager at Ridgefield Supply

April 17, 2018

Ridgfield, Conn. — Linda Ryan was recently promoted to retail store manager at Ridgefield Supply Company. Ryan, a 15-year Ridgefield resident, earned a degree in construction management from the University … Read More

March housing starts rise 1.9% on multifamily surge

The National Association of Home Builders reports that gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, … Read More