Category : curated

Report: Court Rules in Favor of Menards Founder in Case Against Former Fiancee

September 21, 2016

The founder of the Menards building supply chain doesn’t have to give his ex-fiancee ownership interest in the company, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. John Menard’s former finacee had sued for … Read More

Report: Lumber Trade War Brewing

August 25, 2016

Bloomberg featured a story today on the escalation of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over a new softwood lumber trade agreement. The countries are currently operating under a … Read More

Report: Philly-Area Lumberyard Closing After 153 Years

August 12, 2016

A long-standing Philadelphia-area lumberyard is closing after 153 years in business. The Philadelphia Inquirer shares the story of Fritz Lumber Co. of Berwyn, Penn., and its owners William “Howard” Fritz … Read More

Report: Florida Governor Honors Naples Lumber and Supply

July 15, 2016

Ron Labbe, owner of Naples Lumber and Supply in Naples, Fla. was honored with a Business Ambassador Award from Gov. Rick Scott. The award recognizes the company’s job-creating efforts and … Read More

Report: Solving the Trade Shortage

July 7, 2016

In Scott Sedam’s June 2016 article in Professional Builder Magazine, he shares how a group of builders and contractors in the Grand Rapids, Mich. area took matters into their own … Read More

Report: U.S., Canada softwood lumber talks stalled

June 13, 2016

Talks between Canada and the United States to resolve a dispute over exports of softwood lumber are making little progress and the matter likely will return to the courts, The … Read More

Report: Customer Seeks $50K After Fall in Big Box Store

June 2, 2016

A customer is suing a Lowe’s store in Illinois, claiming that store employees failed to warn him of dangerous conditions that led to a slip and fall on a wet … Read More

Report: Pending Home Sales Surge to 10-Year High

May 26, 2016

Pending home sales overcame industry hurdles and increased for the third consecutive month in April, surging to the highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of … Read More

Report: Prices Surge as New Home Sales Reach Eight Year High

May 24, 2016

A story today from Reuters says that U.S. single-family home sales surged to a more than eight-year high in April and prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of … Read More

Report: Can Tall Wood Buildings Save the Planet?

May 18, 2016

Politicians, architects, and scientists increasingly herald timber as an Earth-saving building technology, but not everyone agrees. A recent article in Fast Company takes a closer look, from a new structure in … Read More