Business

Builders FirstSource, Inc. today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. BMC reported net sales of $834.2 million, an increase of 10.1%, including significant growth in Structural Components and Ready-Frame® sales.

Katerra is a company whose founders are using the fundamentals they’ve learned in the manufacturing industry to try to turn the construction industry on its head.

Louisiana-Pacific is addressing the construction labor shortage head on. The company has invested $45 million in Entekra, a design, engineering and manufacturing firm that provides off-site framing for both residential and commercial construction.

RoyOMartin has announced that, as of 10:18 a.m. today, team members at Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. safely made the first press-load of OSB. Construction began on the wood-products facility in spring 2015.

In mid-April, Chris Scott of Dietrich’s North America, had the pleasure of visiting and speaking with the Construction and Manufacturing classes at his alma mater, Kankakee Valley High School, in Northwest Indiana.

Owens Corning announced that it completed the acquisition of Guangde SKD Rock Wool Manufacture Co., Ltd., a mineral wool manufacturer in China. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With rapid advancement in technology, one has to wonder where it is going, and what impact it may have on construction. More companies are announcing the creation of LEGO-like wood, concrete, and plastic blocks that can be mass produced and used for homes.

The National Labor Relations Board is now controlled by a 3-2 Republican majority, a reversal of the Obama-era NLRB which oversaw a number of far-reaching, pro-union initiatives.

BlueLinx announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Creek, a leading building products wholesale distributor, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, for a purchase price of $413 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis.