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LBM Journal

Georgia-Pacific to expand in South Carolina

October 22, 2018

Clarendon County, S.C. – The Georgia-Pacific Clarendon OSB facility will expand with the installation of upgraded equipment, along with the help of a $4.5 million investment. The investment will cover … Read More

Five Questions With: Kristine Vincent, Therma-Tru Corp.

1 Q: Given today’s strong new construction and remodeling markets, what do you see as the biggest opportunity for LBM dealers? A: Investing in their digital presence is one of … Read More

Drexel Building Supply takes on truss manufacturing

October 20, 2018

Drexel Building Supply has announced that it will merge truss manufacturer, Truss Systems into the Drexel family. Truss Systems is a manufacturer of floor and roof truss systems in Wisconsin. … Read More

Study: Slower growth anticipated in home remodeling for 2019

October 18, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling … Read More

Sanford elected NLBMDA Chair; Executive Committee announced

Chicago – The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) elected its new leadership team Oct. 17 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Chicago. At its annual meeting, the … Read More

Multifamily decline pushes overall housing starts down in September

October 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released … Read More

Builder confidence rises in October

October 16, 2018

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

Conceal Column Wraps from Royal Building Products

October 15, 2018

Royal Building Products has launched Conceal 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

Do it Best Corp. holds fall market in Indianapolis

  FORT WAYNE, Ind.– An array of purchasing opportunities and growth oriented programs were featured at the Do it Best Corp. fall market Oct. 12-15 at the Indiana Convention Center … Read More

MAX SuperFramer

The SN883RH3 SuperFramer is the latest edition of MAX’s 21-degree stick framer. Driven by up to 120PSI of pressure, the SN883RH3 has the power to drive 2″x.113″ to 3 1/4″x.148″ … Read More