Industry News

Day One of BCMC 2011 is in the books. Get a recap of the kick-off, sessions and fierce competition at the BCMC Tri-tacular.

Today was another great day at the build sites! In the evening, we celebrated with the first official BCMC Build 5K Run/Walk.

Simpson Strong-Tie announced that it will supply software systems and truss plates to the U.S. component industry.

This BCMC week, get day-by-day updates from our man-in-the-field, Jess Lohse, President of Rocky Mountain Truss Co. in Havre MT.

BCMC Build is off to a great, albeit wet and muddy, start. Get the latest update.

Florida’s economy has improved modestly since our last report. Hiring has improved, and the unemployment rate has declined slightly.

Economic data this week provided insight into three aspects of the domestic economy: the consumer picture, inflation measures and the manufacturing sector. In light of this week’s information, we believe that GDP growth is tracking at around a 1.8 percent annual pace for the third quarter.

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 9, 2011

New Strategist Publications' Cheryl Russell notes that U.S. households grew by 1 million between 2010 and 2011, "the largest [increase] since 2006-07 and more than three times as great as the increase between 2009-10."