Industry News

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84 Lumber agreed to pay over $725,000 as part of a settlement with the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Labor Standards stemming from a 2009 investigation of labor practices at a state university construction site.

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BlueLinx Holdings, the Atlanta-based distributor of building products, has announced plans to launch a complete line of privately branded engineered lumber products.

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Several former executives from ProBuild Holdings, led by former CEO PaulHylbert, have announced their plans to form a building materials distribution company called Kodiak Building Partners. 

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Calculated Risk looks at the beginnings of the housing troubles. Overall the worst performing mortgage loans were made in 2005 and 2006, but the GSEs were operating under a portfolio cap - and most of the terrible loans were private label and securitized by Wall Street. 

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ASTM International has announced ASTM A90 / A90M - 11 standard test method for weight [mass] of coating on iron and steel articles with zinc or zinc alloy coatings.

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), in a vote of 4 to 2, cleared the way for the Commerce Dept. to impose antidumping and countervailing duty orders on engineered wood flooring imported from China.

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Georgia-Pacific Wood Products has announced that it will make “strategic changes” to its engineered lumber division to facilitate more direct involvement with its customer base and expand its services.

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Nucor advised their customers of their intention to raise hot rolled prices by USD 30 per ton, cold rolled by USD 40 per ton and coated (galvanized) by USD 40 per ton.

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Recently, there have been design value changes proposed for some visual grades of lumber. These decisions will have no impact on the design values of Machine Stress Rated (MSR) lumber and Machine Evaluated Lumber (MEL) because of the way these products are manufactured and tested.

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