An evacuation order has been issued for some residents in Clackamas County because of a fire burning on South Unger Road near Bauer Road in Colton.
The recently announced merger of Builders FirstSource and BMC is prompting speculation in the residential construction industry on how it will impact operations up and down the supply chain.
Earlier this year, we published the article “eBook: How to Create a Safer, Drug-Free Workplace” that explained some simple steps to follow in creating a safer work environment.
After an accelerated pace of layoffs in March and April, construction hiring roared back in May, increasing the count of open jobs in July per data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
Can you decouple parts of the economy from another and still have a strong recovery? That’s the question the U.S. economy is facing today, and the so-called “K-shaped” recovery is sending mixed-messages depending on where you look.
Jess Lohse has been named Executive Director for the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), starting September 8, 2020.
SBCA and Qualtim are pleased to announce that Kirk Grundahl, P.E., has retired as the Executive Director of SBCA although he will continue his work in the structural building components industry through his affiliation with Qualtim.
The International Code Council (ICC) has announced its Off-Site and Modular Construction Standards Committee is developing two new standards.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools.
The recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $16,148 since April 17, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home.
Builders FirstSource, Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Builders FirstSource and BMC will combine in an all-stock merger transaction to create the nation’s premier supplier of building materials and services.
Canada largely won a case before the World Trade Organization on Monday in a long-running dispute with the United States over U.S. duties imposed on Canadian softwood lumber exports.
As we reported last week, component manufacturers (CMs) across the country are witnessing “unprecedented increases, [80% since mid-April,] in softwood lumber costs in all markets amongst all grade and species combinations.”
At a trade show last fall, my business partner and I met a third-generation owner of a truss plant. He was in search of ideas, perhaps a fresh perspective, new technology maybe?