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U.S. Decking to Reach a Value of $7.1 Billion by 2020
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U.S. Decking to Reach a Value of $7.1 Billion by 2020

Wood, composite decking expected to have annual gains each year Read more

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NAHB, OSHA Settle Litigation on Confined Spaces Rule

The settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential home building industry. Read more

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U.S. and Canadian Officials to Discuss Softwood Lumber
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U.S. and Canadian Officials to Discuss Softwood Lumber

The officials will be meeting later this week in Ottawa, Canada. Read more

Tags: Lumber
What's in the Water? Several Firms with LBM Investments All Choose Right Now to Sell Shares
For This Dealer, Winter Begins in September
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For This Dealer, Winter Begins in September

That's why Uresco, a big supplier to Alaska, is so busy now Read more

Lowe's Completes Acquisition of Rona
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Lowe's Completes Acquisition of Rona

Deal cost Lowe's $2.4 billion Read more

GMS Plans to Go Public This Week; Reveals More About Its Sizes, Strengths
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GMS Plans to Go Public This Week; Reveals More About Its Sizes, Strengths

The company that claims to be America's biggest drywall dealer intends to start... Read more

Custom Home Building Increases in Q1 2016
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Custom Home Building Increases in Q1 2016

There were 6,000 more starts in Q1 2016 than in Q1 2015 Read more

Builders Find Work Difficult Because of New Regulations
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Builders Find Work Difficult Because of New Regulations

The increasing number of regulations is hurting business, say some builders,... Read more

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Four Under 40: Embracing Change with Charlie Bradburn Charlie Bradburn is branch manager of ABC Millwork in Chanhassen, Minn., and also a member of the ProSales/KOMA Four Under 40 Class of 2015. Here... Read more
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How Being a Boat's Skipper Can Help You Learn to Run a Better Installed Sales Business
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How Being a Boat's Skipper Can Help You Learn to Run a Better Installed Sales Business

Navigating potentially rough waters can be a challenge both at work and at play Read more

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Beware: Today's Construction Contracts Can Cripple Your Business
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Beware: Today's Construction Contracts Can Cripple Your Business

Builders are adding provisions designed to help them avoid paying you, columnist... Read more

How--and Why--to Improve Your Business Using Lean Principles
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How--and Why--to Improve Your Business Using Lean Principles

The LBM industry has been slower than some others to embrace a lean culture.... Read more

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