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custom home building

Custom home building annual share declines

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, the custom home share declined to 19.5% of all single-family homes started in 2018—lowest since mid-2000.
Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool to open Wisconsin manufacturing plant

Located 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s Global Headquarters, the facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.
Existing-home sales

Existing-home sales climb 3.6% in December

Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November.

FootingPad Post Footers from AG-CO

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IBS 2020

NAHB announces Best of IBS winners at 2020 International Builders’ Show

Decided by a panel of 28 independent judges made up of attending reporters and building professionals, the awards were given in nine categories, plus an overall Best in Show award.

Photos: LBM Journal visits IBS

The LBM Journal editorial and sales team members visited the International Builder's Show in Las Vegas this week. Here are just a few snapshots of exhibitors we saw on the show floor. 
IBS 2020 sign

NAHB: Strong IBS attendance reflects industry optimism

IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show once again combined for the annual Design & Construction Week, which drew a total of approximately 90,000 attendees.
apartment construction

Apartment demand will fuel multifamily building sector in 2020

The expected increase is in part because young people and retirees look to apartment living as a more affordable, low-maintenance option.
residential remodeling

Steady growth forecast for residential remodeling

Although the economy is slowing slightly, the risk of a recession is low and remodeling should keep pace with inflation into 2021, NAHB announced.
Tech Tools - GPS Insight

GPS Insight acquires ServiceBridge

Chicago-based ServiceBridge is a field service management software company for small businesses and franchises. 

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