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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

Do it Best Corp. holds fall market in Indianapolis

October 15, 2018

  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

Chicago’s largest independent lumberyard closing

The largest independent lumberyard in city of Chicago is set to close, Lee Lumber owner Rick Baumgarten has confirmed. After a series of deals to sell the company fell through, the … Read More

Vukanovich named marketing VP at Derby Building Products

Quebec City, Quebec — Derby Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding, has named John Vukanovich as Vice President of Marketing.  In this role, … Read More

New CEO and executive promotions at GPS Insight

October 12, 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz. — GPS Insight, a provider of tailored fleet management solutions for organizations with fleets of vehicles, trailers, and other mobile assets, has promoted Gary Fitzgerald to Chief Executive … Read More

Boise Cascade to acquire Ohio-based Arling Lumber

BOISE, Idaho – Boise Cascade Company will acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arling is a third generation, family-owned and operated wholesale distributor of  lumber as well as … Read More