December 10, 2013

When Mansfield, Mass.-based Boston Cedar announced the kickoff for its new lineup of decking, railing and trim products, the moves were described collectively as a “Game Changer.”

The building products distributor brought in hockey legend Bobby Orr to help spread the word about its new suppliers: RDI, KOMA Building Products and Trex Co.

July 31, 2013

BlueLinx is continuing to implement cost savings and profit-improving initiatives as it looks to expand its specialty products business.

The company reported seond-quarter revenues of $604.6 million, up 16.9% from $517.0 million in the same quarter last year. However, the Atlanta-based distributor's net loss widened to $22.3 million, compared with a net loss of $3.7 million in the same quarter last year.

May 25, 2013

The building products distributor takes home a Gallup Great Workplace Award for the seventh year.

January 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

August 23, 2012

Former Stock Building Supply executives Fenton Hord and Steve Short are among the industry veterans behind Cornerstone Building Alliance, LLC, a new holding company looking to invest in distributors, manufacturers and installers. 

Cornerstone’s leadership team includes president and CEO Steve Short, former Stock Building Supply COO, and Fenton Hord, longtime president and CEO of Stock and current Board Member of Investors Management Corporation (IMC), Cornerstone’s parent company.

May 3, 2012

Atlanta-based BlueLinx Holdings posted a net loss of $11.0 million for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a net loss of $12.3 million in the first quarter of 2011.

The building products distributor reported first-quarter revenue of $453.7 million, up 16.2% from $390.6 million in the same period a year ago. The increase in revenue is attributable to increased unit volumes and increased underlying product prices for both product categories. 

January 31, 2012

The Building America Retrofit Alliance is promoting the Cool Energy House, described as a "deep-energy remodeling project" optimized for peak energy performance.

The purpose of the project is to bring attention to the new energy-efficient systems and strategies that can impact traditional remodeling projects. 

Among the peak performance energy measures of the Cool Energy House -- located at 11068 Bayshore Drive, Windermere, Fla. -- are pool pump replacement, sealed attic, shading, energy efficient lighting, cool roofing, ventilation and dehumidification.

November 7, 2011

Louisiana-Pacific has posted a third-quarter net loss of $65.6 million, compared with a net loss of $32 million in the third quarter of 2010. Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 totaled $351 million, up 8.7% from $323 million in the year-ago period.

July 19, 2011

GreenFiber natural fiber blown-in insulation was installed as part of Cherokee Studios, a project recently named as a Top 10 Green Build Project for 2011 by The American Institute of Architect’s (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE). 

June 12, 2011

The Home Channel News coast-to-coast and state-by-state hardware store all-star project visits New Jersey, New Mexico and New York.

June 7, 2011

Back in 2006, Zeeland Lumber in Zeeland, Mich., was named Home Channel News Independent ProDealer of the Year. The building industry has changed dramatically since then, and Zeeland has changed with the times. 

The company unveiled its new branding last month, including a new logo and a simple, two-word tagline: “Build. Trust.” 

“It’s such a fitting tagline,” said Mark VandenBosch, VP sales and marketing. “Each word can stand alone, and together they represent everything we do.”

May 3, 2011

From New York’s Island to the Redwood Forests, the great American hardware store maintains a revered place in the commercial history of these United States. 

On the following pages, Home Channel News editors travel state-by-state to find examples of leading hardware store retailers. To those deserving candidates not on the list — and there are many — we offer this advice as consolation: “Keep up the good work. We’ll get to you eventually.” 

February 8, 2011

Austin, Texas-based Temple-Inland reported sales of building products for the fourth quarter were $146 million, up 12.3% from $130 million in the same quarter last year.

The building products and packaging company posted total 2010 earnings of $168 million, down 18.4% from $206 million in 2009. Excluding special items, net income was $100 million for the year, up from $78 million in 2009.

December 22, 2010

Owens Corning has signed an agreement to sell its masonry division, which makes Owens Corning Cultured Stone exterior siding, to Boral Industries in a two-part transaction, the company announced. 

The building products supplier will sell a 50% stake in its masonry products unit to Boral Industries for $45 million at closing, and the unit will then be operated jointly until early 2014. At that time, Owens Corning will sell its remaining 50% stake for $45 million and may receive additional proceeds dependent upon 2013 financial performance. 

December 16, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has closed five stores in Ohio, Indiana, Florida and...

June 3, 2008 offers online courses, called “Green Bytes,” in green building education, including a number...

December 5, 2007

Sherwin-Williams has sold an industrial facility in Twinsburg, Ohio, according to the commercial real...

November 18, 2007

The building slump continues to hurt sales for two of the LBM industry’s top players,...

October 7, 2007

The phone still rings of f the hook on the desks of Do it Best’s...

September 18, 2007

RONA will increase its presence in British Columbia with the acquisition of Dick’s Lumber,...