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By choosing cold-formed steel (CFS) for the project, Augustine tapped into both the versatility and durability that are unique qualities of the product, which enabled them to maximize its use for 34,000 linear feet of non-load bearing (nonstructural) CFS walls and 38,000 linear feet of prefabricated load-bearing (structural) CFS walls

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Tuscaloosa's Westervelt Co. says it is completing plans for a new lumber facility in south Alabama which is expected to employ about 100 people.

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The World Trade Organization says its dispute settlement body has agreed to establish two panels to examine Canada's complaint about duties imposed by the United States on softwood lumber imports.

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Softwood lumber exports from British Columbia to the United States plunged 20 per cent in March from a year ago, the federal government said, amid railway transportation problems.

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Building material costs continues to increase, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent Producer Price Index report, and many are looking at ongoing trade disputes as a big part of the problem. 

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The recent acquisition of Brohn Homes, a custom homebuilder based in Austin, Texas, is the sixth purchase as Clayton Homes adds to their effort to influence manufactured housing and corner the affordable housing market. 

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Given the advancements that have occurred in the industry since 2002, it is time to consider what changes can be made to take advantage of new QC and Quality Assurance (QA) methodology.

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As the article below illustrates, eight years of economic expansion is having positive impacts on the housing industry, even in the ‘bubble markets’ that fell the farthest during the last economic recession.