June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

February 21, 2013

Las Vegas — In the not-too-distant future, 84 Lumber sees itself giving its potential customers two bids — one regular bid, and one bid consisting exclusively of American-made products.

When it happens, builders may be surprised at the similarity in total costs, according to Jeff Nobers, VP marketing for the Eighty Four, Pa.-based pro dealer.

The all-American bid system is one of the ideas stemming from 84 Lumber's new initiative to encourage builders and consumers to buy American when building — called "We Build American."

October 3, 2012

Two tornadoes touched down in the Pittsburgh area Sept. 17, one of them sweeping away the giant 84 Lumber sign on Route 519, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  

June 29, 2011

Pro dealer 84 Lumber is testing a consumer-oriented prototype at its corporate headquarters in Eighty Four, Pa., a format that it hopes to roll out to rural markets underserved by big boxes. 

June 20, 2011

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the market dynamics of the Pittsburgh area are enticing ProBuild into western Pennsylvania. 

October 11, 2010

84 Lumber will receive a $5 million low-interest loan from Washington County, Pa., as part...

November 23, 2008

84 Lumber has closed its Pataskala, Ohio truss plant, but an adjoining store will remain...

September 4, 2008

The industry’s largest privately owned pro dealer now holds an FSC chain-of-custody certification for 36...

June 2, 2008

The nation’s largest privately owned pro dealer will open stores in McFarland, Wis., and Bethel...

May 27, 2008

The industry’s largest privately owned pro dealer now holds an FSC chain-of-custody certification for a...

February 3, 2008

The country’s largest privately owned LBM chain experienced a 24 percent drop in sales last...

December 3, 2007

84 Lumber said it is cutting about 40 positions at its headquarters due to...