LBM Journal

New home sales increase in August, but summer soft patch continues

September 26, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that contracts for new, single-family home sales increased slightly in August, expanding 3.5% to a 629,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates … Read More

Home Depot launches express delivery for DIY and Pro customers in 35 markets

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has introduced out express same-day and next-day local delivery for more than 20,000 items to 35 major metros across the U.S. The new service is … Read More

Ohio lumberyard celebrates 100th anniversary

September 25, 2018

A Canfield, Ohio lumberyard is celebrating 100 years in business this week. Bernard-Daniels Lumber and Home Center is holding three days of customer appreciation events in honor of its century … Read More

Versatex opens in-house training center

PITTSBURGH — Versatex, a manufacturer of weather-resistant, zero-maintenance PVC architectural trim, has opened a new in-house training center at its Aliquippa, Penn. headquarters. The 2,000-square-foot Versatex Training Center was designed … Read More

Riverhead Building Supply acquires Rhode Island-based United Builders Supply

Riverhead Building Supply, a 14-unit family-owned lumber and building materials dealer with locations in New York and Rhode Island will acquire the assets of United Builders Supply (UBS), a four-unit … Read More

Seiffert Lumber Company adds window center

September 24, 2018

  DAVENPORT, Iowa — Seiffert Lumber Company, a supplier of building materials in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area, has launched an expanded window and door division, Seiffert Window Center. As part of their … Read More

Alaska dealer expands with acquisition

Don Abel Building Supplies of Juneau, Alaska has expanded by purchasing another Juneau yard. The Juneau Empire reports that Valley Lumber has sold to Don Abel owner, Bruce Abel. The … Read More

Huttig appoints Keipp VP and CFO

ST. LOUIS — Huttig Building Products has announced the appointment of Philip W. Keipp  as Vice President – Chief Financial Officer effective Sept. 24. Keipp most recently served as a Senior Financial Consultant for … Read More

Housing starts rise in August amid affordability concerns

September 21, 2018

WASHINGTON — Total housing starts increased 9.2% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing … Read More

LBM Century Club members honored at LBM Strategies Conference

September 20, 2018

Philadelphia — New members of the LBM Century Club were honored at the LBM Strategies Conference 2018 Thursday at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. New members inducted this year … Read More