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Remodeling confidence

Remodeling confidence holds steady in third quarter

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) measure of remodeling confidence, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI), posted a reading of 55 in...

EPLI: Protecting Employees and the Business in the #MeToo Era

While fostering a discrimination- and harassment-free work environment has always been important to good employers, it has become an even greater priority in recent...
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ECI executives honored

ECI Software Solutions' CEO, Ron Books, and president and COO, Trevor Gruenewald, have each been honored with regional and international awards.
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U.S. Lumber

Boston Cedar and NILCO now known as U.S. Lumber

Boston Cedar and U.S. Lumber announced a merger in the spring of 2016. NILCO was acquired by U.S. Lumber in Sept. 2017.
Builder Confidence

Builder confidence highest in 20 months

Sentiment levels are at their highest point since February 2018.

Five Questions With: Matt Sherstad, Fortress Building Products

Matt Sherstad is the founder and CEO of Garland, Texas-based Fortress Building Products, which is comprised of four subsidiaries: Fortress Railing Products, Fortress Fence Products, OZCO Building Products and its newest business, Fortress Deck.
single-family permits

Single-family permits grow in Northeast

Year-to-date ending in August, single-family permits reported declines in three out of the four regions. Northeast was the only region to post a growth of 0.4%.

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