Business

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.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. today reported record financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, the eleventh consecutive quarter in which the company has reported records in both net sales and net earnings.

In March, it was announced that Jeff Fettig, the company’s co-lead independent director, would assume the role as a nonemployee executive chairman. The following article summarizes Fettig’s biggest challenges as he assumes this new role.

In a visit to a Columbus, Ohio substance abuse treatment center, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a new grant pilot program aimed at assisting workers and those affected by the opioid crisis.

Andrew Liveris will step down as executive chairman of DowDuPont in April, less than a year after completing a merger that created what is now one of the world’s largest chemicals companies, DowDuPont said on Monday.

Huntsman Corporation today announced the acquisition of Demilec, one of North America's leading manufacturers and distributors of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications.

William Pulte, who built his first house as a teenager and went on to found one of the country’s largest home builders, churning out some 600,000 houses and becoming a billionaire, died on Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 85.

Boise Cascade Company announced an agreement to acquire Lumberman's Wholesale Distributors, a distributor of engineered wood products, commodity lumber items, and specialty building materials in Nashville, Tennessee.