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New Census Data Shows LBM's Dealer Diversity--and Its Hollow Core
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New Census Data Shows LBM's Dealer Diversity--and Its Hollow Core

There's less central control in LBM, but also a lot of paper companies More

Contractor Loyalty Programs Are an Underused Way to Boost Sales, Study Finds
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Contractor Loyalty Programs Are an Underused Way to Boost Sales, Study Finds

Principia says manufacturers and dealers both can benefit if they structure the... More

Remodelers Value Undamaged Products, Worry Less About Price, New Survey Shows
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Remodelers Value Undamaged Products, Worry Less About Price, New Survey Shows

Poll rates popularity of 57 products that you sell More

WDMA Sees Strong Growth in Windows and Entry Doors
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WDMA Sees Strong Growth in Windows and Entry Doors

Gains in unit shipments continue on an upward trajectory in forecasts through 2017 More

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What Do Builders Look for Most in a Product? Performance First, then it Varies

Availability at a dealer often ranks second overall More

Performance, Availability Outrank Price Among Builders' Product Selection Factors
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Performance, Availability Outrank Price Among Builders' Product Selection Factors

Builder 2015 Brand Use Study also shows the majority of builders are willing to... More

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Freedonia: Decking Market To Rebound By 2016

Driven by an expected boost in housing completions and increased homeowner spending on outdoor living spaces, the growth reverses the downward trends in the sector during the last six years that found residential decking demand at a historically low 61% of the $2.9 billion market in 2011. More

Tags: Decking, Research
Double-Digit Growth Forecast in Home-Improvement Spending
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Vets' Housing Woes Reflect Market's Slow Recovery

The Center for Housing Policy looks at likely occupations for veterans returning from service and whether or not the situtaion is livable. More

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More Contractors Spec Man-Made Building Products, Panel Finds

One manufacturer's report says smaller staffs mean stronger relationships with subcontractors. More

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