Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's will build a 1.4 million-sq.-ft. distribution center in Rome, Ga., according to an article in the Charlotte Business Journal.

Taking more from a struggling private sector can only be justified if we think government spending will be more useful than the private spending and investment it replaces.

A Lewiston roofing company faces nearly a quarter-million dollars in fines for failing to protect its workers from falls and other safety violations.

Now companies must add another poster, spelling out employee rights to join labor unions and bargain collectively without facing retaliation.

The Federal Way, Wash.-based company said in a news release that it is making the name change "to simplify customer contacts and leverage the widespread recognition of the Weyerhaeuser identity."

RedBuilt, a US-based supplier of engineered lumber products, has signed an agreement to acquire assets of rival Standard Structures Inc (SSI) that include equipment, raw materials inventory and intellectual property.

Two more units of Lyman Lumber, the No. 21 company on this year's ProSales 100, are in the process of shutting down as a consequence of Lyman's Chapter 11 bankruptcy,