Trade groups for lumberyards and makers of building components sounded the alarm Wednesday over a proposal to rate visually graded Southern pine, a mainstay in American construction, as being up to one-third weaker by some standards than it currently is regarded.
Lumber dealers aim to generate double benefits from a recent venture: managing foreclosed properties. It’s one of numerous ventures across the country launched by dealers who have diversified beyond construction materials.
While such events are thought to be rare, concerns in Massachusetts about several recent structure fires involving spray foam has brought the issue of heat caused by exothermic chemical reactions during the application process into the spotlight.
Owens Corning has announced that it EcoTouch insulation has been certified as a biobased product by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is the first fiberglass insulation to receive this designation, according to the company.
Although the notion of “Renter Nation” might seem far-fetched, one thing is for sure: The apartment industry is at the starting point of a great run. This article covers highlights from the 2011 Multifamily Executive Conference, held Oct. 3-5.
A spokeswoman for the Denver-based pro dealer, ProBuild Holdings,announced it would close its Yorkville, Ill., and Westmont, Ill., facilities by Dec. 16.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products posted third-quarter net earnings of $5.6 million, up from net earnings of $2.6 million in the same quarter last year.