Stock Building Supply's filing for an initial public offering launches the company's latest attempt in a years-long struggle to gain a stable financial footing after the housing market crash trammeled its bottom line. The company's new leadership reorganized its national footprint, and a favorable bankruptcy ruling allowed Stock to dump leases on more than 200 yards.

Stay tuned as we follow Stock's efforts to hand the reigns to public shareholders, how those moves are received by the dealer channel, and whether it's enough to make Stock a bellwether LBM for housing's continued recovery. (Scroll through the timeline to find our most recent coverage)