Brae Canlen
Senior editor

Articles by this author:

  • Thu Jan 24 2013

    Las Vegas -- Pro dealer 84 Lumber is launching a new program aimed at encouraging builders and consumers to consider constructing homes with materials sourced in the United States.

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  • Wed Jan 23 2013

    Las Vegas -- Exotics are still in, but gray is the hottest trend for residential flooring, according to the chief merchandising officer at Lumber Liquidators.

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  • Tue Jan 22 2013

    A new hardware store is under construction in Chandler, Texas, the result of two years of land use preparations, according to an article in TylerPaper.com.

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  • Tue Jan 22 2013

    Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), a chain of California home improvement stores, is holding a hiring event to staff its new stores in Tigard and Portland, Ore., according to an article in The Oregonian.

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  • Tue Jan 22 2013

    Formica Group, part of New Zealand-based Fletcher Group, has acquired the decorative laminate manufacturing division of Well Pack Papers & Containers.

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  • Fri Jan 18 2013

    Hilltop Lumber Co., a four-unit LBM chain based in Alexandria, Minn., has been named the Minnesota Lumber and Building Material Dealer of the Year by the Northwestern Lumber Association.

    Owners Paul and Brian Klimek, father and son, accepted at the 2013 Northwestern Building Products EXPO held in St. Cloud, Minn.

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  • Thu Jan 17 2013

    The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013, which will serve as a guideline for meetings with members of Congress and key administration officials on March 18 to 20.

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  • Thu Jan 17 2013

    Worldwide demand for flooring and carpets is forecast to rise 4.9% annually through 2016, according to a study by the Freedonia Group.

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  • Thu Jan 17 2013

    Jim McCorkle, a 35-year veteran of 84 Lumber, will retire on Jan. 18. McCorkle began his career as a manager trainee at the West Mifflin Junction in 1978.

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  • Thu Jan 17 2013

    The results of a survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy, indicates that Americans are using less energy to heat and cool their homes.

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