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Embracing disruption

Here’s to spending time beyond our comfort zones, embracing disruption, and using what we learn to serve our companies, our employees, and our customers.
housing starts

Single-family housing starts flat in September

The September reading of 1.56 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12 months.
Home Improvement

Report shows continued growth for home improvement market

The Home Improvement Research Institute says the total market will grow by an additional 2.9% from 2023 through 2025.
Builder Confidence

Strong demand boosts builder confidence despite supply chain disruptions

Strong consumer demand helped push builder confidence higher in October despite growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages.
Tom Ellerbrook

Five Questions With: Tom Ellerbrook, Fastenmaster

Tom Ellerbrook is director of sales for FastenMaster. Over the last 10 years, he has led a team of more than 30 salespeople throughout the U.S. and Canada.
NLBMDA vacine mandate Congress Washington

NLBMDA meets with Biden administration on vaccine mandate concerns

NLBMDA asked for feasible standards that do not negatively disrupt the day-to-day operations of LBM dealers and others in the building material supply chain.

Photos: LBM Strategies 2021

LBM Strategies Conference 2021 concluded Friday with presentations on management, technology, and mergers & Acquisitions.

Photos: LBM Strategies 2021 day two

LBM Strategies 2021 continued on Thursday with insightful presentations, networking sessions, recognition of 2021 LBM Dealers of the Year, LBM 100 companies, and members of the LBM Century Club.
construction input prices

Construction input prices decline in September but remain high

Construction input prices declined 0.5% in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis.
Capital Forest Products ESOP

Capital Forest Products goes ESOP

The ESOP annually allocates company shares to employees and provides them with an equity interest in the future growth and success of Capital Forest Products.

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