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housing inventory

Housing inventory decreases by 10% in September

A report from Realtor.com shows housing inventory decreased 10% from August to September due to lower mortgage interest rates.
Zuern Building Products

Zuern Building Products to add fifth location

The 70,000 square foot expansion will serve as a controlled environment for interior millwork, cabinets, and windows.
construction jobs

Openings for construction jobs continue to increase

The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 379,000 after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April.

Boise Cascade improves VERSA-LAM LVL

Boise Cascade has increased its VERSA-LAM LVL Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) grades in order to simplify the process of designing wood structures. VERSA-LAM laminated...

Key-Link Fencing & Railing Vertical Cable Rail

Key-Link’s vertical cable railing offers contemporary looks and unobstructed views to outdoor living spaces. Key-Link’s vertical cable railing is designed to save time on...

LP acquires prefinish assets at BlueLinx facility

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has acquired the prefinishing assets at a Granite City, Ill., prefinish facility near St. Louis owned by BlueLinx.  

NLBMDA members honored in Colorado

As NLBMDA members gathered for the annual Pro Dealer Summit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Tuesday evening Pro Dealer Award Dinner...
prices paid for building materials lumber

Building materials year-to-date price growth is slowest in years

Lumber prices have fallen 8.7% over the last 12 months but remain nearly 15% higher than they were in 2016.
Higginbotham Brothers

Higginbotham Brothers names new GMs, holds Grand Re-Opening

Higginbotham Brothers, a 39-store chain of Texas lumberyards, has appointed new general managers at three of its locations.
single-family starts

Growth slows for single-family starts in six census divisions

According to NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC), nationally, there were 881,076 new single-family starts in 2018, 4% higher than 2017.

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