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A new Menards Mega Store is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 24 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

84 Lumber was recently named D.R. Horton’s Distributor of the Year for 2017. The company, which received the same honor in 2016, was officially recognized at an awards ceremony at D.R. Horton’s trade show in Las Vegas on June 28.

The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule, which exceeded the authority of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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  • Nucor Chairman, President and CEO John Ferriola touts the effects of President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer.
  • Ferriola tells the "Mad Money" host that while "there should be no surprise" that the steelmaker had a strong quarter, its strength didn't rely solely on the tariffs.

Katerra, a technology company, plans to open a new advanced manufacturing factory in Tracy, California. The facility will produce building components including wall panels, floor systems, roof truss assemblies, windows, cabinets and finishes

  • Lumber prices soared over sixty percent since early 2017 partly as a result of reduced lumber imports from Canada.
  • Demand for lumber is rising as the housing market continues on its slow recovery.
  • These factors are giving U.S. producers the confidence to expand despite some potential pitfalls.

An increasing number of anonymous building material dealers are putting themselves up for sale online and CMs may want to track this trend.

Germany’s BASF managed to wrap up a preliminary deal to build China’s first wholly foreign-owned chemicals complex quite quickly, aided in part by trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Now, as CEO, president and chairman, the younger Huntsman will play a larger role than ever in shaping the company’s future during a period of consolidation in an increasingly globalized industry.