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BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of diversified lumber and building materials and solutions to new construction builders and professional remodelers in the U.S., announced today that it will acquire the business of W.E. Shone Co., the leading supplier of building materials in Delaware. 

On February 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of Builders FirstSource, Inc. appointed Scott L. Robins as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer – West. The Board also designated Morris Tolly, the Company’s current Senior Vice President – Operations, as Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer – East.

The following is a perspective submitted to us by Matt Layman, publisher of Layman’s Lumber Guide. Matt has been publishing a lumber report since 1984 and regularly provides his expert analysis to SBCA chapters and individual members.

The following analysis is in reaction to the President Trump’s announcement he will pursue a 25 percent tariff on foreign sources of steel and 10 percent on foreign sources of aluminum.

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.

Recent analysis by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) argues the issues like lumber price volatility are having a real impact on the affordability of homes.

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.

With Uber testing self-driving cars for delivery, it's no surprise that a new, self-driving truck is making its way into headlines.