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Dryerbox DB-480

The Dryerbox DB-480 is a recessed exhaust receptacle installed during new construction to prevent bends or kinks—problems that can lead to a home fire—in...

Lowe’s leads 60-company coalition to promote skilled trades

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – More than 60 organizations have announced Generation T (“Gen T”), a movement intended to help fill the skilled trade gap that...

Product Picks: April 2019

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

Knauf completes acquisition of USG Corporation

IPHOFEN, Germany & CHICAGO — Gebr. Knauf KG and USG Corporation have announced the completion of Knauf’s acquisition of USG. The acquisition creates the world’s...

Mid-Am Building Supply announces partnership with KWP Siding Products

Mid-Am Building Supply has announced an exclusive distribution partnership of KWP Siding products in the Central U.S. “Having been a market leader in the siding...

Doing well by doing good: Mike Dykstra to keynote LBM Strategies Conference

Want to attract and retain top people—especially high-performing young pros—while contributing to your community and positioning your company for a strong future? Learn from...

March new home sales boosted by lower interest rates

WASHINGTON — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000 units in March after a slightly revised...

Snavely Forest Products expanding Texas distribution to Houston

PITTSBURGH — Wholesale distributor Snavely Forest Products is opening a new division in Houston. The location will distribute products such as LP SmartSide Siding...

Existing-home sales drop 4.9% in March

WASHINGTON — Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major...

Simpson Strong-Tie renews Habitat for Humanity sponsorship

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie has renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International for the 13th consecutive year. To date, the company has...

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