Industry News

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After seven consecutive months’ job gains, nonfarm payroll employment fell by 140,000 in December as virus cases surged.

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For years, single-family home builders have lamented that they can’t build affordable, first-time starter homes and still make a profit.

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84 Lumber has announced two new promotions within the company: Joe Weston to vice president of cost forecasting & pricing and Rich Scalise to vice president of inventory management.

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Virtek® is excited to announce the product name change of Virtek® Trussline® to Virtek® IRIS™ Truss plus a new release to the latest software.

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Flat rolled steel prices have started the new year strong, jumping by another $25-55 per ton and taking the benchmark hot rolled price above $1,000, within sight of the record high of $1,070 per ton seen in 2008.

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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the release of its Epicor BisTrack Global offering, the business management software for the building supply industry.

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A trend of higher demand for housing in lower-density areas reported in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has persisted into the fall, as single-family and multifamily construction continued to overperform in lower cost markets like suburbs and exurbs.

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An important consequence of the COVID-19 crisis has been a shift in housing demand preferences, with home buyers and renters favoring lower-density suburbs and exurbs over the core of large metropolitan areas.

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Our industry has been changing in a big way. Independents once dominated our industry, but now through mergers and acquisitions, that is no longer the case.

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L&W Supply Corporation, a leading distributor of top-quality building materials and specialty products in the United States, announced today that it has acquired the business of Merrimack Building Supply, a building materials distributor with locations in southern New England.

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Builders FirstSource and BMC Stock Holdings have completed their all-stock super LBM merger.

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Weston Forest, a leading distributor and remanufacturer of softwood & hardwood lumber and specialty panel products, today announced it has been acquired by the Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm.

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US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, has reached an agreement to acquire Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware, a building products dealer with four locations in western North Carolina.

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84 Lumber recently posted this YouTube video featuring their Coal Center, Pennsylvania, component manufacturing operations.  General Manager Matt Pabis walks through the facilities capabilities, technology and geographic delivery region.

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SBCA is pleased to announce it has hired several new direct employees to join executive director Jess Lohse in leading the organization into the future and supporting the association’s membership on a daily basis.

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