Midwest Snips

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Parksite to Distribute Gossen Deck and Porch Products

Parksite to distribute Gossen deck and porch products beginning in February. Read more

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce Reports Chilly Housing Starts

What happens when new-home construction numbers fall short of expectations? You could blame it on the weather. Read more

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Carter Lumber Shutters 26 Locations

Carter Lumber will close 26 locations in Indianapolis, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina. and Ohio. Read more

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Dealers Weigh In on Roofing Product Demand

Following a season of heavy storms in areas of the Midwest and the rollout of manufacturer price increases nationwide, many dealers report current or anticipated difficulties in securing product in quantities large enough, and in the required time frame, to meet customer demand. Read more

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Lyman Lumber Sells off Midwest Operation as Part of Ch. 11 Filing

Lyman Lumber Co., No. 21 on the latest ProSales 100 listing, has begun Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and entered into a letter of intent to sell its Midwest operations to SP Asset Management LLC. Read more

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Lyman Lumber Files For Ch. 11; Sells Off Midwest Operations

Lyman Lumber Co. announced it has begun Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and that it agreed to sell its Midwest operations to Steel Partners, a New York-based strategic advisory and management company. Read more

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Superseal Will Open New Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin

Hurd Windows and Doors announced that its Superseal Windows and Doors subsidiary will open a new manufacturing facility in Merrill, Wis. The opening will expand Superseal's market presence into the Midwest and western parts of the country. Superseal already operates a manufacturing facility in South Plainfield, N.J. Read more

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"Make No Bid" Your Trump Card

I met a salesman in the Midwest recently who had e-mailed his contacts declaring he was soliciting their business and seeking "an opportunity to bid on upcoming work." One contractor not only rejected the request but also said he did not want to hear back from that salesperson. Read more

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