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LBM Journal

Housing starts hold ground in July

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — Total housing starts inched up 0.9% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of … Read More

Builder confidence remains firm in August

August 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo … Read More

U.S. Lumber to acquire Canada’s Alexandria Moulding

U.S. Lumber Group, LLC and Alexandria Moulding have signed an agreement to acquire Alexandria Moulding. U.S. Lumber, based in Atlanta, is a two-step distributor of specialty building products in the Eastern … Read More

ABC Supply acquires Landis Supply

August 14, 2018

BELOIT, Wis. — Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Landis Supply, a distributor of exterior building materials, primarily roofing products, for professional contractors. Landis Supply has one … Read More

Five Questions With: Gus Stallings, Boise Cascade

1 Q: New construction and remodeling continue to be red-hot in most markets. What do you see as the biggest challenge facing LBM dealers? A: The most obvious challenge for … Read More

Product Picks: August 2018

August 13, 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Sherwin-Williams Extreme Block Sherwin-Williams introduces Extreme Block Primer/Sealer, a versatile indoor/ outdoor formula, to … Read More

Ply Gem’s 4880 Patio Door

August 10, 2018

Ply Gem’s 4880 Pocket Sliding Patio Door is designed to enhance the transitional living experience with 8′ high by 16′ wide sliding multi-panel openings, while the pocket style allows the … Read More

Royal Building Products Launches New PVC Porch Column Wraps

Royal Building Products has launched Royal Column Wraps, available in Traditional, Craftsman and Builder styles. The 100% cellular PVC column wraps feature a “clam shell” design with three pre-assembled sides … Read More

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution

The Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution is a hidden deck-fastening system comprising the Simpson Strong-Tie premium DCU Composite screw, the DCU screw plug and an Auto-Set Driver bit. With the … Read More

Tough Call: The hassle of the haggle

August 9, 2018

Back when you launched your lumberyard in the early 1990s, you figured the path to success was to make your company an invaluable resource. After all, the more you can … Read More