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Lumber futures reached a record in May that was 30% above the old all-time high set in the early 1990s. Still, lumber ended the year as one of the worst-performing commodities.

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TAL Holdings LLC, an eight-store chain of retail building material centers in Oregon and Washington, has announced an agreement in principle to acquire Gerretsen Building Supply Co. in Roseburg, Oregon.

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In a collaborative effort between researchers at ETH Zurich and MIT, a material was 3D printed with a stiffness that comes notably close to the theoretical maximum limit of a stiffness to weight ratio possible according to the laws of physics.

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Home Innovation Research Labs conducted a survey of home builders in December. Respondents indicated they are continuing to increase their use of off-site construction, and plan to use it even more in 2019.

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Freddie Mac analysis shows that 370,000 fewer units were built in 2017 than needed to satisfy demand. Overall, the now housing shortfall ranges from a low of 0.9 million to a high of 4.0 million housing units, as of the second quarter of 2018.

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Home Innovation Research Labs conducted a survey of home builders in December. Respondents indicated they are continuing to increase their use of off-site construction, and plan to use it even more in 2019.

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Below are the top 20 most read SBC Industry News headlines of 2018. Not surprisingly, the top stories dealt with lumber costs, market disruptors like Katerra and Entekra, and the floor collapse at Clemson University.

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ProSales announced today that Wilson Lumber, based in Huntsville, Ala., has been selected as Dealer of the Year for 2018.

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The Wendricks Truss Company of Hermansville recently signed up to take part in a rather unique contest.