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building materials construction input prices

Construction input prices decrease in July, still up 17% from a year ago

Softwood lumber was down 7% from last year, but remains nearly 50% higher than in 2020.
Natalie Monroe - RoyOMartin

Natalie Monroe joins RoyOMartin executive leadership team

Monroe has been named vice president of environmental, safety, and sustainability operations.
ODL

ODL acquires Canadian insulated-glass manufacturer

Robover has delivered insulated glass solutions to the Canadian market for more than 20 years. 
Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie awards 100 student scholarships

The scholarship recipients are undergraduates majoring in architecture, civil/structural engineering, or construction management across the country.
NexTrex

Trex seeks to expand plastic film recycling

The new Grassroots Movement is an expansion of the NexTrex recycling program, a nationwide material sourcing initiative for Trex.
Chase Lumber

Modern service, the old fashioned way

Chase Lumber celebrates 125 years of customer focus.
home costs tablet housing affordability

Housing affordability falls to lowest level since Great Recession

Rising mortgage rates, high inflation, low existing inventory and elevated home prices contributed to housing affordability falling.
house prices, mortgage rates

Mortgage rates jump up

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.22%.
Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply to host nationwide farmer’s market event

The event provides a platform to showcase locally produced fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, handmade artisan crafts, candles, soaps, oils, jewelry, and more.
rental

ARA sees continued growth in rental market

Rental revenue, including the construction and general tool segments, is expected to grow 11.2% to nearly $55.9 billion in 2022.

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