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NAHB: 3% of homes in 2020 were modular and non-site built

NAHB is reporting that the total market share of non-site built single-family homes (modular and panelized) was at 3% of single-family completions in 2020.

BlueLinx adds railing offerings

BlueLinx announced that it has joined forces with Regal ideas Railing to distribute their aluminum railing.

L&W Supply acquires BFS Eastern U.S. gypsum operations

L&W Supply Corporation has finalized its purchase of the assets of the Eastern U.S. Gypsum Distribution Operations of Builders FirstSource, Inc.

Do it Best partners with RangeMe for Expanded Open Buying Day

The Do it Best Open Buying Day provides qualified vendors the opportunity to meet with the buying team to present their products and learn what it takes to be a Do it Best vendor.
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NAHB: New home sales dip in June as supply-chain challenges remain

The June number follows downward revisions to the May estimate and marks the lowest rate since April 2020.
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ABC Supply opens location in Lihue, Hawaii

The Lihue location is ABC Supply's sixth facility in Hawaii. Rocco Ranallo manages the new location.
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Hammond Lumber earns Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards

Hammond Lumber, an LBM 100 company, was honored for keeping lost workday incident rates equal to or below 50% standards for the industry. 
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Report shows how prices have affected interest in new construction

The share of prospective home buyers looking to buy new construction homes peaked at 42% in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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NAHB: Canada seeks new lumber trade deal

The US is currently imposing 9% tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments, which could double to 18.32% by this fall.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates inch higher, but upward pressure is weak

Recent increases in mortgage rates are likely to remain modest.

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