July 28, 2011

Demand for wall coverings is projected to advance 8.2% annually from a weak 2010 base to $2.2 billion in 2015. 

Those numbers are from a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The report, "Wall Coverings," calls for all the areas of wall coverings to show impressive growth through 2015.

Demand for wall coverings fell sharply in the wake of the economic recession and the collapse of the U.S. construction market, particularly residential construction, according to Freedonia. 

April 15, 2011

Huttig Building Products, the St. Louis-based distributor, reported net sales of $99.5 million for the quarter that ended March 31, 2011, approximately 3.9% lower than the same quarter in 2010. Sales declined in both the millwork and building products categories but increased in the wood product category in 2011 from 2010. Millwork sales decreased approximately 8% in 2011 to $47.3 million. Building product sales decreased approximately 1% in 2011 to $40.8 million. Wood products sales increased approximately 6% to $11.4 million in 2011.