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.
Lumber dealers expressed serious concern over the potential impact of a proposal to lower the design value of Southern Pine lumber.
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data for August from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that the national economy, while sluggish, continues to trend better with respect to job openings.
For the second release, 23 markets are currently classified as improving under a conservative examination of local economic and housing market conditions. Among these areas is the Fayetteville, NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
The second release of the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for October shows nearly a doubling in the number of metropolitan areas judged to be improving.
Recent economic news has been better than expected, but expectations were decidedly low following several months of a spluttering economic recovery, and the latest news from overseas is less than encouraging.
Join SBCA members for this one-hour online Annual Workshop on fall protection guidelines and a step-by-step approach developed for the marketplace. The workshop will be held Thursday, October 27 at 2 pm Eastern/1 pm Central/12 pm Mountain/11 am Pacific.